Due to the Corona-virus situation, Plymouth’s 2020 events schedule has been rearranged and sadly we cannot responsibly bring you Plymouth Pride 2020 on the 8th August.
This is very upsetting for the whole team, particularly after poor weather prevented Plymouth Pride 2019 from taking place last year.
A date for Plymouth Pride 2021 has been confirmed and, where possible, plans will roll over to that event, taking place again on Plymouth Hoe, on 7th August 2021.
In the meantime, however, it’s business as usual with Pride in Plymouth and we will continue our ongoing work with communities, businesses, the police, schools, prisons and our asylum seeker group. To highlight this work. a series of small online or socially distanced events will be added to our regular ongoing events – such as our fortnightly coffee group eXpresso Yourself which normally takes place at Café Kiss on North Street but is currently an online meeting once every two weeks. There will also be a variety of performance events and workshops taking place at Pride in Plymouth’s new office space in the Leadworks community space and gallery on Rendle Street.
The additional Pride 2020 events will be:
27th June – A “Make for Pride” Zoom event and workshop to talk about our original and new plans for Plymouth Pride day this year and for people to participate in a workshop around creating something for Pride Rewind.
July – A “Pride Inside” virtual event made up of letter writing and virtual visits to LGBT+ inmates across prisons in the South West to enable them to participate in Pride Rewind day.
8th August – “Pride Rewind” takes place on Plymouth Pride Day. There will be engagement from communities, businesses and local landmarks to flying the rainbow flag and colours in a number of ways and we’re going to hold an exhibition in our home base of Leadworks. This year is the 50th year of the Pride Parade and we’re going to explore and celebrate that, with a 70s theme and also an acknowledgement that Pride began as a protest and, now more than ever, we need to keep vigilant around that push for change for many communities.
2020 also marks twenty years since the end of the ban on gay people serving in the armed forces and we will explore that against a back drop of Plymouth.
The exhibition will be set up at Leadworks with our parade flag, lots of memorabilia from the Plymouth LGBT Archive, pictures of all our Pride events and parades but also lots of other pride marches through history. Following on from the Make for Pride event, people will have made their own banners and placards which can be displayed as part of the exhibition. On the day, some people will be able to physically be there at a social distance and we’ll live stream the event all day with people talking about the exhibition materials, sharing their stories and performing.
Sept – An event around Third Party Reporting in conjunction with Devon and Cornwall Police’s Plymouth Diverse Communities Team. (Date to be confirmed)
October – Is Black History Month we are working with our Asylum Seeker group to create an event to highlight their stories of how they came to Plymouth and became part of the Pride family (Date to be confirmed)
November – An event in conjunction with Plymouth Octopus Project around their Neighbourhood Care networks and how the Pride community is part of many different geographical communities around the city. (Date to be confirmed)
December – Rainbow Gala event and charity auction taking place at a local hotel with socially distanced and online attendance. (Date to be confirmed)
Please watch our website and social media channels for more news of all of these events and if you’d like to get involved email