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3 minutes with - Stockport Pride

Published: 09 July 2018 Tags: Stockport Pride By Charlotte Goldsbrough

This week we catch up with Luke Walker from Stockport Pride

What is the biggest challenge of organising something like Stockport Pride?

The biggest challenge I feel was getting people together who felt able to commit to organising a Pride Event and figuring out how to put our dream in to action.

What has been your proudest achievement in organising Stockport Pride?

For me the proudest achievement in organising Stockport Pride is having people feel happy and comfortable at the event being themselves. It is important to me that people feel they can be themselves and accepted in Stockport.

Can you tell us a little about what people can look forward to this year?

This year people can look forward to a bigger stage with a great range of acts put together by Taylor Giacoma at Semitone Studios, a great selection of food and drinks, a wide variety of Community Organisations and Charities and finally a welcoming and accepting community environment.

Is there anything else you’d like to mention?

Oh yes this year we are having our first parade, which come through the centre of Stockport. It will start from outside the Light Cinema on Bridgefield street and will start promptly at 12pm. Everyone is welcome to come along an join in, we have a general theme of Fancy Dress and it will be an entirely walking parade along pedestrianised walk ways finishing at the Stockport Historic Market Place. If anyone wants to join we will be meeting at the side of the Light Cinema from around 11:30am.

Where can people go if they want more information?

For more information visit our website where you can find out about our acts, times, parade and even volunteer. You can also find us on Facebook and twitter just search for us Stockport Pride.