As host to the first ever UK Pride, Pride in Hull will deliver a spectacular week of events, starting with their annual parade from Hull College to Queens Gardens from 12pm – 2pm. The parade route is as follows:
– Start on Wilberforce drive in front of Hull College at midday before heading along Lowgate.
– Turn down Silver Street and head straight down Whitefriargate.
– At the top of Whitefriargate, walk past the front entrance of Hull City Hall and turn left onto Paragon Street, to Ferensway, crossing in front of the Cenotaph and heading back up Jameson Street towards King Edward Square.
– Turn right onto King Edward Street, to Queen Victoria Square, head between the Maritime Museum and Caffe Nero, straight across Queen’s Dock Avenue, around the rose bowl and down the new ramp into Queen’s Gardens.
Alongside the usual carnival atmosphere, don’t miss Duckie’s 50 Queers for 50 Years, a selection of 50 LGBT+ icons created by the local community in a series of workshops with artists Robin Whitmore, Patrick Bullock and Terry Herfield. Find out how to get involved.
The parade will be topped off by musical journey through the decades with an exciting Queens Gardens concert featuring Sonia, Cleopatra, B*Witched plus many more. It will be headlined by the legendary Marc Almond, who will be bringing his special brand of musical magic to what is expected to be the liveliest and most colourful Pride festivities the city has ever seen.
The concert running order is as follows (subject to change):
– 2pm-3pm – Lord Mayor John Hewitt / Bobby Mandrell / Park Street / BPM / Sonia
– 3pm-4pm – Ruby Red / Marc Almond
– 4pm-5pm – Soraya Vivian / Jack Harvey / Cleopatra
– 5pm-6pm – Samantha Atkinson / La Voix / David Danville / B*Witched
– 6pm-7pm – Blonde Electra / Seann Miley Moore
– 7pm-8pm – Street Stars / DJ set / Courtney Act
– 8pm-9pm – Culture Music: Orchestra – Rainbow Sessions
Throughout the week, look out for Lads & Lasses, a play about coming out as a young person, A Moment In Time, an exhibition of photography by the local LGBT+ community, the Pride in Hull Film Festival in collaboration with Hull Independent Cinema and Paul Burston’s Polari Literary Salon.
There’s plenty more to see and do and everyone is invited – take a look at the Pride in Hull programme online.
Pride in Hull 2017 is part of LGBT 50.
If you have purchased a ticket for an event/activity at this venue through hull2017.co.uk, please do not contact the venue direct with enquiries for that purchase as they will be unable to help.