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Save the date for Crewe Pride

Crewe Pride returns to Cheshire East this autumn, with a special event being held at Crewe Market Hall on Saturday 22nd October 2022 from 12 – 4pm.

Falling at the end of Pride season, this year’s event will be Halloween-themed, and will feature lots of family-friendly entertainment, live music and stalls, located both inside and outside Crewe Market Hall. Key sponsors this year include Crewe-based businesses Bentley Motors, Radius Payment Solutions and the Co-op.

Guests are encouraged to wear their best fancy dress for the occasion, as the council comes together with partners to celebrate the  Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual Queer community in Cheshire East.

On the day visitors can expect a live parade starting at 12pm, and a whole host of information stands from local organisations and Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual Queer -friendly charities, on hand to offer support and guidance.

Crewe library will also be hosting a special Pride story time on the day between 10.30-11.30am on the morning of the event to get families in the pride spirit, featuring stories, crafts and rainbow badges.

Businesses, individuals and community groups are encouraged to get involved and be part of the parade, and if interested, can apply on the Pride in the Park website before the application deadline on Friday 30 September.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual Queer  singer songwriter Claire Mooney will play host on the day, alongside musician and writer Rosie Garland.

Councillor Marilyn Houston, Cheshire East Council equality, diversity and inclusion member champion, said: “We are so pleased to be bringing our Pride event back to Crewe, following a virtual event last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Like our previous live Pride events, this promises to be an amazing afternoon of live music, entertainment and celebration as we come together in support of our  Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual Queer community in Cheshire East.

“This year’s Halloween theme promises to bring together children, families and  Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual Queer individuals alike, with the opportunity to embrace the fancy dress theme, have fun, and indulge in some of the excellent delicacies on offer within Crewe Market Hall, and the stalls on the day.

“It’s important that we not only host an annual Pride event within Cheshire East but continue to promote the importance of promoting the rights of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual Queer individuals in the borough throughout the year.

“This is something we’re working with our community in order to achieve, and this event is just one way we can start to listen to the voices of our  Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual Queer community.”

Further details including confirmed acts will be revealed soon here:

Pride in the Park website.

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