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Pride returns to Portsmouth on September 16

Besi Besemar August 29, 2017

Portsmouth Pride returns to the seafront at Southsea once again this year with a free event starting with a March from South Parade Pier.

Assemble at the PierĀ on Saturday, September 16 from 10am for a 10.30am start. The March will proceed along the seafront to The Bandstand for live performances, including drag, cabaret and speeches from noon-4pm.

Hosted by Cherry Liqour, performers will include:Ā Crystal Lubrikunt, The Foxes, Aura Jay, Cilly Black, Stephanie Von Clitz, Renee Etranger, Jai jai Prince and Dawn Gracie.

There will also be information and food stands at The Bandstand.

For the After Party organisers have teamed up with Hampshire Boulevard who will be hosting the official after party from 5pm – 6amĀ including more performances and entertainment.

The After Party will be ticketed with no entry under 18.

Portsmouth Pride is a group of LGBT+ volunteers who have got together to create an LGBT+ pride event for the city of Portsmouth.

If you want to get involved and help email the organisers atĀ

The aim of Portsmouth Pride is to raise awareness through entertainment, and create a sustainable event. Organisers have formed a committee and are working with Portsmouth City Council and many local businesses and organisations to “get the show on the road”.

If you wish to have an information stall, email:Ā

Event: Portsmouth Pride

Where: Southsea Esplanade

Where: Meet at South Parade Pier at 10am for the March, main event at The Bandstand from noon-4pm

When: Saturday, September 16

Time:Ā Assemble at 10am for a 10.30am start

Cost: Free entry: The After Party including more performance and entertainment will be at Hampshire Boulevard from 5pm. 18+ only (ticketed)