Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 Crises we had to cancel all planned events for Plymouth Pride 2020. However on Saturday 8th August we delivered ‘Pride Rewind’ A virtual Pride that gave us chance to look at and share the history of Pride whilst looking to the Future.
Check out all the videos shared on the day on the Pride Rewind Page.
A week of events across the city building up to Plymouth Pride 2020 1st – 8th August.
Cancelled due to Covid-19
- Shops and businesses show their ‘True Colours’ by flying the rainbow flag and creating supportive displays.
- Pop-up Stall – Drake Circus
- Pride Special eXpresso Youself
- Film night at Plymouth Arts Centre (PCA)
- Exhibition featuring work from LGBT Artist (Ocean Studios Royal William Yard)
- LGBT History Quiz night
- Heritage walk to discuss LGBT locations and spaces in Plymouth that no longer exist, including the Nancy Astor statue making the link to her gay son.
- Combined LGBT+ literature & Queer Stories Tour of the Box
- Briefing session for event stewards and marshals including parade walk through
- Tours of the City on the ‘Pride Bus’ supported by Plymouth City Bus
- Final ‘Make for Pride’ Workshop at the Warehouse
Saturday 8th August
- Plymouth Pride Parade commemorating 50 years of the modern day ‘Gay Rights movement’ celebrating the freedoms that have been gained in that short period of time. The parade will be led by LGBTQ Asylum seekers that have fled their home countries where it is not safe to be LGBT. The parade will be a colourful visible celebration of the freedoms we enjoy today.
- Plymouth Train Station will be decorated with rainbow flags to welcome visitors coming to Plymouth for the Pride festival. Plymouth Pride is very popular with people from across the South West and draws visitors from all over the UK.
- The main festival on the Hoe will have two stages the main stage showcasing local music talent and the acoustic stage focusing on spoken word. This is a FREE family friendly event expected to attract over 6000 people.
- With over 40 stalls made up from other community groups, commercial traders, statutory bodies and food venders.
- Quiet Zone with mental health first aiders to help people with sensory overload, anxiety or other mental health crises.
- Reserved space for Mayflower 400 sports with various fun physical activities for all.