Nottinghamshire Pride event to go online for the first time

Organisers of this year’s Nottinghamshire Pride have announced this year’s annualcelebration of the LGBTQ+ community in the county will be going online – featuringperformances and interviews with local activists and city leaders.

Thursday, 9th July 2020, 11:40 am

The online event, which will be filmed in The Ballroom at Nottingham’s Council House, will be broadcast between 7pm and 9pm on Saturday, July 25 live on Nottinghamshire Pride’s social media channels.

Viewers can expect to see performances by Nottingham-based singer songwriter Rob Green, Miss Bowie and the Killer Stars, and Concrete Rose, as well as interviews with local personalities.

Leigh Ellis, chairperson at Nottinghamshire Pride, said: “We were disappointed to cancel our Pride event.

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Nottinghamshire Pride organisers, from left, Neil Cropley, Leigh Ellis and Craig Martin are taking this year's event online

"However, we are committed to bringing the LGBTQ+ community and its allies together digitally, and we are so excited to be moving Nottinghamshire Pride online and venturing into the online world – a first for us.

"We have been busy behind the scenes planning everything and we can’t wait to reveal further details over the coming weeks.

“Last year, more than 9,000 people lined the streets of Nottingham to take part in the parade.

"Nottinghamshire Pride is vital as it brings the LGBTQ+ community together in all its rainbow glory, right into the heart of Nottingham city and is a visible reminder of the contribution that LGBTQ+ people bring, while also giving us a chance to celebrate those who came before us to get us where are today.”

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