The wait is almost over. With just under two months to go until the annual Pride festivities take over the streets of central London, it’s time to get organised and save these dates!
Pride in London is the city’s biggest one-day event, and one of the world’s biggest LGBT celebrations. In 2014 more than 750,000 people came to Pride in London, and 30,000 people joined the Parade. This year Pride in London takes place from 21st until 28th June, with the main events taking place on Saturday 27th June. Here’s what’s happening:
Pride’s Got Talent – The Grand Final for this annual LGBT talent competition is taking place on Tuesday 5th May at Floridita. The winners will receive the opportunity to open for the Pride Parade headline acts in Trafalgar Square.
Pride Arts Festival – Pride in London will showcase some of the finest visual art, spoken word, film, photography and sculpture work by LGBT artists or featuring our community. The week-long Arts Festival runs from 21st until 28th June.
Pride in London Parade – The Parade runs from Baker Street to Whitehall, via Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus, and ends at Trafalgar Square where there’s the main stage with live entertainment until 8pm. The procession begins at 1pm on Saturday 27th June.
Pride in the Park – This chilled out event takes place on Sunday 28th June in Vauxhall. Live entertainment, community stalls and sports events are in the plans with details to be announced this month.
This year yours truly will once again join the many photographers at the Parade. Here are some photos I’ve taken during previous Pride celebrations: