PRIDE DAY - 27th July 2013
Pride Village (10-5pm) - Over 40 different stalls inside and outside the Forum including local LGBT support and social groups, charities, health trusts, unions, local craftspeople and the Pride Shop. Whether you are new to Norwich, just coming out or interested in what’s on offer, there’s a friendly chat and info waiting for you.
Pride House (10-5pm) - An installation of art and photography and comfy sofas celebrating the history of Norwich Pride in the Forum Atrium, straight through the main door.
Digital Pride (10-5pm) - “Norwich Pride: the Movie” and lots of interactive activities including LGBT Quiz Machine in Fusion, the Forum’s Digital Gallery, featuring a 24 metre screen. You can find the Fusion to the left of the Forum when you enter through the main door.
Pride without Prejudice - Pride Art exhibition at St Margarets Church of the Art, St Benedicts. Click here for more details.
St Peter Mancroft Church (10-3.30pm) - Canon Peter Nokes from St Peter Mancroft Church (opposite the Forum) writes “We wish you a truly joyful occasion – please feel free to visit the church any time during the day” (open from 10am to 3.30pm).
Pride Events! Talks, story telling, music, picnic and the parade.
10am-12pm: Pride Opening Ceremony - Welcome speeches and two hours of show tunes from Taverham Brass Band on Millennium Plain.
10.30-12pm: Pride Story Time - Storytelling and finger-puppet-making about all kinds of families in the Children’s Library. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.
11-1pm Street-dance with Pride - A free dance workshop for 12-19 years at the Garage (opposite Chapelfield Gardens). Places must be booked in advance via www.thegarage.org.uk.
12pm-1pm Pride Question Time - LGBT issues have been hugely topical so far in 2013 with debate raging over equal marriage. Question Time is an opportunity to pose political questions to our expert panel which includes: Elly Barnes, the LGBT Schools Advisor for Birmingham City Council, a freelance diversity trainer and schools rep for LGBT History Month and Schools OUT uk; Mike Stonard, Chair of Norwich Pride 2013; and Guardian writer and feminist Jane Fae who writes on a wide range of topics from Trans issues to climate change. Chaired by Nick O’Brien.
12-2pm Future Radio Live Outside Broadcast - Future Radio is the official radio station for Norwich Pride. Breakfast Show presenter and Pride Live! producer Di Cunningham anchors a live Outside Broadcast from Millennium Plain at the Forum. With music, guests and interactive fun with the crowds.www.futureradio.co.uk/listenlive
12-2pm Pride Picnic - Bring a picnic and relax in Chapelfield Gardens as we entertain you with music from the bandstand, a range of family-friendly activities around the park.
2pm-3pm Pride Parade - The Pride Parade is THE emotional highpoint of the day and not to be missed. This year it is guaranteed to be the biggest and the brightest yet as we have got Exeter Pride’s 50metre long Rainbow Flag. It will be amazing!
3pm-5pm Pride Show - This year we are delighted to bring you the Pride Show on the Wigwam Stage! It will look and sound fantastic on Millennium Plain outside the Forum and will provide the perfect showcase for some brilliant acts.
5pm-6pm Pride Live Lounge - Sweet and Sexy Sauce from Comic Tunesmiths Fanny Jam and Lip Smacking Queer Calypso from The Mighty Phantom.