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IN PICTURES: Walsall Pride 2022

Catherine Muxworthy August 28, 2022

On Saturday, August 27, Walsall Pride celebrated their tenth anniversary pride event, after it was delayed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. For the first time, the event was held in the arboretum rather than the town centre, allowing the community to celebrate Pride in a public space.

The line-up which was spread across three spaces – the main stage, dance area, and cabaret tent – included; Urban Cookie Collective, S Club 7’s Jo O’Meara, Linda Matthews, Twiggy, Jay Devour, Joe Hunt and many more.

The event saw just under 3,000 people coming through the gates and Matthew Morris-Higgins, working as part of the organising committee, told the Express and Star: “Walsall Pride continues to grow every year and it has always been our aim to move to the Arboretum Extension and now in its 10th year, we felt it was the right time to make the event even bigger… It creates a space for the town to come together and celebrate diversity.”