Events mark countdown to Norwich Pride

Colour and fun in Norwich for the 2015 Pride celebrations.Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Colour and fun in Norwich for the 2015 Pride celebrations.Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

The countdown to this month's Norwich Pride celebration has begun and there are lots of events for people to enjoy in the run up to the big day.

Colour and fun in Norwich for the 2015 Pride celebrations.Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Colour and fun in Norwich for the 2015 Pride celebrations.Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Norwich Pride - which this year includes the colourful parade celebrating diversity and a party for all in Chapelfield Gardens - will take place on Saturday, July 30.

Ahead of this organisers have also programmed a series of events to build up excitement.

Hilary Stelling, publicity officer for Norwich Pride, said: 'With Norwich Pride 2016 just around the corner there are plenty of excellent events leading up to the big day.

'They are great events that have been organised and we just hope that people will enjoy them and have a great time.

'It's to get the countdown going.'

July 25 will see the return of the Pride Without Prejudice art exhibition at St Margarets Church of Art, just off St Benedict's Street, and the show will be open daily until August 6.

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Cinema City will be running at Out at the Movies programme of screenings which will feature: Summertime, from July 22 to 29; Bayou Maharajah on July 25; and Time and Tied: Boys on Film on July 31.

On July 25 the Catherine Wheel pub, in St Augustines Street, will be showing the 2014 film Pride which stars Imelda Staunton, Andrew Scott and Bill Nighy and tells the true story of the campaign group Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners in the 1980s.

The annual Natasha Curson Memorial Talk will take place on July 27 at a venue still to be announced.

Norwich Pride will be on July 30. At 1pm the Pride Parade will run from Millennium Plain to Chapelfield Gardens before the city park is turned into the stage for an array of entertainment.

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

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