A Summer of Pride

Publish Date: 03/07/2012

Below is a list of all the upcoming Pride events in the North West. If you see anything missing please feel free to comment on the article below.

Sparkle – 13 -  15 July

Sparkle is the National Transgender Celebration, and this year it is reaching its 8th year. For more information on the event, including a timetable of what’s going on throughout the weekend visit http://sparkle.org.uk/

Huddersfield– Sunday 22 July

Huddersfield Pink Picnic will be held at Greenhead Park. The event will be hosted by the infamous ‘Markymark’. For further info you can follow them on Twitter at @ThePinkPicnic or visit www.huddersfieldpinkpicnic.com

Oldham – Saturday 28 July

There will be an OWLympic torch parade from Oldham Town Centre (assemble 11.45am) to Gallery Oldham. The main event will take place from 12.30pm till 4pm with Oldham Pride favourites, ABBAfusion and Cavali Jay. For further information email oldhamlgbtforum@oldham.gov.uk

Salford – 29 July

The annual Peel Park Pink Picnic will take place on 12 – 6pm
in association with Out IN Salford and Salix Homes in the grounds of the University of Salford. This family event is open to all with live entertainment, music, sports and games .For further details visit: www.outinsalford.org.uk

Liverpool - Saturday 4 August

Liverpool Pride is a FREE event, which takes place on at Pier Head, Liverpool, in Merseyside. This year’s theme will be ‘All aboard, Nautical, Nautical but Nice’! For more info visit- http://www.liverpoolpride.co.uk/

Manchester – 17 – 27 August

Manchester Pride takes place across 10 days from 17th August- 27th August 2012. For more information on the event visit http://www.manchesterpride.com/

Preston– Saturday 29 September

Headlining this year’s Preston Pride will be singer Kelly Lorena. For more info on the event visit http://www.prestonpride.com/

Cumbria– Saturday 29 September

This year’s pride will be at the Swallow Hilltop Hotel Carlisle. Acts yet to be announced. For more information visit http://www.cumbriapride.org/

Warrington- Saturday 29 September

Warrington will be holding its first ever Pride event this year. For more info visit http://www.warringtonpride.co.uk/

Chester-  Monday 1 October

Chester Pride will be held at Chester University Student’s Union CH1 from 12pm to 6pm, open to all. For further details email chesterpride@gmail.com  or find Chester Pride on Facebook.