Chester Pride will be hosting free events in Grosvenor Park this Summer in support of the main Chester Pride festival on 1st October.
‘Pride in the Park’ events will run May to September, with the first fundraiser being a family fun day on Saturday 7th May.
The day will include a children’s disco, Tai Chi taster sessions, swing dancing with Chester Swing Dance Society, a demonstration from Cheshire Hellcats Roller Derby, and fun activities with Brio Leisure. Big Heritage will also be there with their Roman Medicine Roadshow, plus there will be arts and crafts, stalls and more. The fun day will take place from 12-4pm near the activity centre.
Helen Pickin-Jones, Chair of Chester Pride, said ‘Pride is a celebration of diversity and support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, so it’s important that the Pride festival in October remains a free event so everyone who wants to attend can. This does mean that we rely on sponsors, funding and fundraising events so we hope that people come along to a fundraiser to support us – and there is something for everyone from family fun days, to singing contests, to a live music evening in Grosvenor Park.’
Fun days will also take place in July, August and September, featuring activities such as the first Chester Pride ‘Bake-Off’ style competition and Chester Pride’s Got Talent.
A special evening event Pride in the Park ‘Park Sounds’ will take place on Saturday 18 June with a Tai Chi taster to start followed by live music from Jess Ball and acclaimed band Heal the Last Stand before they head off to play Glastonbury.
Details of all the Pride in the Park events, and other upcoming fundraisers, can be found on the Chester Pride website http://www.chesterpride.co.uk or follow Chester Pride UK on facebook or via twitter @chesterpride.
Pride In The Park Family Fun Day
Saturday 7th May 2016.