City venues prepare to celebrate Norwich Pride

Norwich Pride chairman Andy Futter. Photo: submitted.

Norwich Pride chairman Andy Futter. Photo: submitted. - Credit: submitted

Venues across the city are preparing to celebrate Norwich Pride later this month.

Norwich Pride will take place on Saturday, July 30 and highlights include a colourful parade celebrating diversity at 1pm from Millennium Plain to Chapelfield Gardens and a party for all in the city park.

Lots of Norwich venues are also hosting events on the day and everyone is welcome.

Andy Futter, chairman of Norwich Pride, said: 'In the wake of the dreadful attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando earlier this year, it's more vital than ever that our LGBT+ pubs and clubs provide safe spaces for the community.

'The venues in Norwich are welcoming to everyone who is respectful and understands that they help provide a vital sense of identity to our LGBT+ community.'


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Below are some of the venues holding events on July 30.

The Castle Pub, in Spitalfields - a barbecue throughout the evening plus drag queens Miss Penny and Cosmic will be on stage later in the night and DJ James Buckenham will be providing the music.

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The Catherine Wheel, St Augustines Street - Courtney will 'Carry on Camping' with a live show direct from the Canary Islands.

Flaunt, in Prince of Wales Road - a weird and wonderful circus-themed night including a live performance from Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Danny Beard and dancing into the early hours.

The Loft NR1 nightclub, in Rose Lane - DJ Sam Kelly will be providing the soundtrack for people to dance the night away.

Lollards Pit, in Riverside Road - a barbeque and outside bar with music through the decades.

For more details about Norwich Pride events, visit www.norwichpride.org.uk

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