PHOTO GALLERY: Norwich Pride 2012 will make city proud to be diverse
Norwich Pride 2012 will see yoga, morris dancers, the town crier, show tunes and plenty of colour.
The organisers of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender event (LGBT), now in its fourth year, have worked hard to make it stand out amidst a summer of big happenings and they are looking to include more families and the wider community.
The big day is Saturday, and will see a large picnic in Chapelfield Park and the usual vibrant parade through the city streets.
But the day will start with a symbol of how the movement has become integrated into the city, as the Gay Pride flag is raised at the Castle Museum.
Norwich Pride secretary Michelle Savage said: 'The city has a good reputation for being diverse and creative. Norwich Pride is multi-generational. People bring their parents, children and grandchildren. There is a real sense of family, we see everybody standing up and saying 'we want to live in a diverse city'.'
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Outside The Forum at 10am Jenni Chamberlain, chairman of Norfolk County Council's Strategic Equality Group, will give a speech to open the event, coinciding with show tunes.
All day long there will be LGBT films at Fusion Cinema in The Forum as well as various stalls, events and talks.
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The Pride Picnic begins at 12pm, with music and dance shows, a workshop as part of the football v homophobia movement and more.
This will run down between 2pm and 3pm, and the parade will begin about 2.15pm, after the town crier has assembled people in unique style in the park at 2pm.
For a list of events visit the website at www.norwichpride.org.uk