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Enjoy summer - holiday time from PinkUk: August 2021

Painting the world Pink - PinkUk's newsletter, No. 16

Midsumma Festival 2022

Above: fancy leaving the northern winter for the Midsumma Festival in Melbourne, Australia

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Still time to enjoy summer

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Left: fancy leaving the northern winter for the Midsumma Festival in Melbourne, Australia Still time to enjoy summer
We send our Pinkest love to all reopening businesses serving the LGBTQ+ global communities.

Hopes for the rest of the summer are rising in England, Scotland & Wales as the country finally removed its non-travel lockdown restrictions on 19 July, while overseas travel is cautiously being opened up. Vaccinated tourists from the EU and US will no longer have to quarantine on arrival—boosting the UK as an attractive tourist destination.

PinkUk has supported all its users, businesses and pride festivals throughout the pandemic, in fact it’s the reason for this newsletter.

We now list over 3,100 LGBTQ+ or friendly venues in 66 countries. While safety concerns remain with the escalation of the highly contagious Delta variant of the Coronavirus, we now have the exciting prospect of those sectors of the LGBTQ+ scene finally re-opening such as clubs and saunas after an unparalleled difficult time.

Whether you use these businesses or not, we should all wish them and their staff Pink love as they gear up for serving their customers safely in a world that has drastically changed since they were last trading. Have a safe and fun rest of the summer.

Love & Pink Respect from Dave & the team,

Read this newsletter as a PDF? August 2021

August news letter

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Hilarious new novel about running an LGBTQ+ friendly Bed and Breakfast hotel

Darryls Diary

After working as a mortuary assistant for many years, Darryl heads for the seaside to own and run an LGBTQ+ friendly guest house, determined to meet new people, preferably the living variety, to make his time more interest-ing. It certainly is. Dealing with all humanity from the weird to the wonderful, the nasty to the noble and every shade of grey in between, Darryl learns his new trade the hard way. Luckily, he is not alone, he takes us all along with him.
More info on Darryl on Amazon.


Final prize draw to win Pride baking kits

Rainbow baking kit competition

To celebrate Prides in 2021 online in unusual times, baking kit supplier Britain Loves Baking have created two special limited edition baking boxes. A final prize draw will take place end of August.
Their Made with Pride Cupcake Baking Box and Chocolate Bar Making Kits are inspired by the seven colours of the LGBTQ+ rainbow flag and include a whole lot of sparkles, to create a camptastic baking and chocolate making experience.
Please note, this prize draw is for UK residents only. 
To enter the draw

Featured Venue: Brierholme Guest House, Keswick

Brierholme Guest House

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Brierholme Guest House in Keswick in England’s beautiful Lake District.
The owners are a young gay couple providing bed & breakfast holiday accommodation in an elegant Victorian house built in Lakeland stone, with spectacular views of the surrounding fells (hills and mountains) from all bedrooms.
The guest house is convenient for the centre of Keswick - a lovely market town surrounded by some of the UK’s finest scenery, ideal for walkers, cyclists, water sports enthusiasts, photographers and nature lovers.
Brierholme Guest House

Featured Pride: Crawley Pride

Crawley pride

Crawley’s first ever Pride, takes place over the weekend 28 & 29 August 2021. 11.00 – 21.30. It plans two days packed full of entertainment.
The main festival is on Saturday, followed by a family event on the Sunday. Admission for Saturday: Adults £12.00+£1.52 Fee and Kids and concessions £6.
Crawley Pride 2021

Prides/LGBTQ+ events

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Making up for 2021 & 2002 Prides and other major LGBTQ+ events.
2021 PinkUk now has 144 prides and events in the UK and a total of 486 prides and events in 38 countries.
2022 we now have 19 prides in the UK and have a total of 67 prides and events in 18 countries.
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