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Doncaster Pride 2016
Location: Sir Nigel Gresley Square
Date: 20 Aug 2016 13:45 to 20 Aug 2016 22:45
County: South Yorkshire
Postcode: DN1 3BU
Updated: 14 Aug 2016Doncaster Pride 2016 website
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InfoDoncaster gears up to celebrate the tenth Doncaster Pride
Plans are well underway for the tenth Doncaster Pride which will take place on the 20th August in the heart of the town centre.
The event, with humble beginnings in the Market Place and an audience of around a thousand in 2007 now proudly stands as one of the biggest events in Doncaster with crowds expected to reach ten thousand to mark the 10th birthday.
The event is run for and by the gay community but has always welcomed everyone including families to the colourful day that includes a walk through the streets of Doncaster. The walk is led by a pipe and drum band and features local community groups including the South Yorkshire Commemorative Trust and representatives from collieries across the borough.
Following the walk a main stage will bring a mix of acts for all the family ranging from Disney sing-a-long to the hits of S Club 7 and Jo O’Meara.
Local performers, community theatre, drag and burlesque performers will be accompanied on stage by tribute acts to Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, Justin Bieber, Little Mix and David Bowie to name but a few. All in all a fun, friendly and colourful day out that’s completely free!
Add to the walk and the main stage a mix of food and drink outlets, stalls crammed full of info and retailers selling an array of goods and the event is complete.
Chair of Doncaster Pride Jenny Dewsnap said
“We have been doing this for 10 years and we are proud of what we’ve achieved as a very small voluntary group. We’ve seen things change enormously in that time here in Doncaster. We’ve seen support from within and outside the gay community grow and we now have many sponsors and supporters who help us to deliver this fabulous event. We’ve also seen our crowds grow year on year, not just from the gay community but much wider and all coming together in unity and celebration to have an amazing day out.
Doncaster Pride has grown to be one of the largest annual events in the town and it puts Doncaster on the map for the right reasons. We feel we’re part of a growing number of hugely successful Pride events and of course we reckon we’re one of the best around – we must be doing something right to be going this strong for the tenth birthday event..
We are so proud of what we’ve achieved, but more so we are proud of everyone in Doncaster that has supported us over 10 years. We urge you all to come and join in on August 20th and help us celebrate this milestone.
Pride does have a serious side, recent events in Florida - the senseless murder of 49 people from our community has served to remind us all that Pride events are still as important now as they have ever been. The world may have advanced but homophobia and lack of education prevails and whilst ever one person anywhere in the world is suffering because of their sexuality we will continue and we will remember the real reasons why Pride events and the visibility they give to the gay community are still relevant in 2016.
Walk of Unity – from 1pm – meeting point The Queens (Doncaster Market Square) route is 1 mile approximately and suitable for all including wheelchairs and pushchairs. It is a totally pedestrianised route.
Main stage – DJ commences 1pm
Main Stage – Acts commence 2pm
Main stage closes and event ends – 10pm
This is a free event
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