City gets ready for seventh Norwich Pride celebrations

The annual Norwich Pride parade through the city centre. Picture: Denise Bradley

The annual Norwich Pride parade through the city centre. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

This weekend sees the seventh annual Norwich Pride. Each year, thus far, the event, which celebrates the city's LGBT community, seems to grow in scale.

The annual Norwich Pride parade through the city centre. Picture: Denise Bradley

The annual Norwich Pride parade through the city centre. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

Vice-chairman and stall manager Poppy Rose said: 'I love to see Norwich light up like a rainbow, the smiles on people's faces, young and old alike.

'I especially like Norwich Pride because everyone gets involved. Even the police, who always have a stall at the Forum, get into the party spirit.'

After winning a competition earlier this year, Andy Futter created a new logo for the Norwich Pride organisation.

He said: 'I was absolutely over the moon, and following the submission of a portfolio of work, being selected to be the overall graphic designer for Pride has been the icing on the cake.'

The annual Norwich Pride parade through the city centre. Picture: Denise Bradley

The annual Norwich Pride parade through the city centre. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014


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He added: 'For me Norwich Pride is all about celebrating Norwich's LGBT community, remembering those who have gone before us, who lived in less enlightened times; and welcoming everyone – friends, partners, families and strangers, to enjoy a lively, positive life-affirming day together.'

Deanna Allison, Norwich Pride's official filmmaker has been involved with the event since the beginning.

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She said: 'I started as a steward in 2009, then begun filming the event in 2010.

'I've been involved in lots of Pride activities over the years, and in 2012 I was incredibly proud to be chair.

'When I see people happy and proud to be themselves, marching with pride through our beautiful city, then I know we've achieved something wonderful together.'

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