Eastbourne is to celebrate its very first Pride with a Mardi Gras style, family friendly parade and park event on Saturday 22nd July at Princess Park and I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be attending this exciting event with my books!
The day will start with a parade along the seafront heading into Princess Park, which is located between Eastbourne Pier and the Sovereign Harbour Marina. The parade will be followed by a festive afternoon in Princess Park with special guests and live music acts to entertain the crowds from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Located next to the main park their will be charity fundraising, community stalls, local schools and food vendors to get food and drinks.
Eastbourne Pride is organised by Bourne Out, a group which supports the LGBT community in Eastbourne and they hope this event will bring change to Eastbourne and help support LGBT organisations, businesses and allies to help promote the town as a friendly place to come. Ms Gallacher chairperson of the Bourne Out and one of the main organisers involved said: “This is going to be a first for Eastbourne, and this will be a real celebration of equality, diversity and families. We have tremendous support for this locally and it is an event that will grow and grow, I have no doubt about that. We must break down barriers of hate and homophobia.” (source: Eastbourne Herald).
Please come say hi on the day and have a look at my books. We hope it’s going to be an amazing day!
Other Prides in the South of England
Portsmouth Pride 17th June
London Pride 8th July
Isle of Wight Pride 15th July
Brighton Pride 5th August