Bristol Pride, which was set to take place in July of this year before being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, is a unique and important event that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and offers the chance to connect and bring people together.
As part of Bristol Pride Online the team will move some of the events and activities you’ve come to love from the annual festival online including their dog show, film festival, comedy night, family and wellbeing activities and a showcase of the stalls and groups usually found in the festivals community area.
The digital festival will culminate with an exciting Pride Day celebration, which will see a virtual parade and performances as well as special messages of support. There will also be afterparty DJ sets to keep the celebrations going into the evening.
Eve Russell, Festival Director, said: ‘This was not an easy decision to make, we’ve closely followed the developments with Covid-19 and carefully considered the impact this will have on our community and our ability to deliver the festival.
‘Last year 40,000 people attended Pride Day and people travelled from all over the UK and overseas to celebrate Pride in Bristol. We consider the health and safety of our attendees, staff and city of upmost importance and with a restriction on mass gatherings looking to continue we’re just not able to deliver a physical festival this year.
‘But Pride is such a vital part of many people’s lives the show must go on and we’re really excited and energised at the thought of mixing it up and delivering a great show online.’
As well delivering an exciting programme of online events the team will continue to work on plans for an even bigger and better event in 2021, which will take place on Saturday, July 10.
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