Ely’s second Pride festival will take place on 10 August, running from 10am until 4.30pm at Maltings Green. Geared towards celebrating the local LGBT+ community, the festival will be followed by an after-party at the Riverside Bar & Kitchen from 7pm until 2am.
Entertainment will include performances from local acts such as 4th Dimension youth dance group, a children’s area and stalls promoting LGBT+ education, plus a variety of food and drink. “We were overwhelmed by the support for our first event, which brought the community together,” says Fritha Love from the Pride in Ely team.
“Our theme is having an inclusive community, so everyone is welcome – we want this to once again be a family fun day for all. A good time and a bundle of laughs are guaranteed!
“We have the support of Ely Cathedral again, who are this year lighting up the Octagon tower in the colours of the rainbow across the 9th and 10th, and much-appreciated support by the emergency services and RAF who have stalls again.”
Both the event and the after-party are free to attend.