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Preston Pride confirm Flag Market date

Posted on - 22nd August, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston

Having fun at the city's Pride event in previous years Pic: Paul Melling

Having fun at the city’s Pride event in previous years Pic: Paul Melling

Preston Pride is returning to the city for the seventh year.

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The celebration of LGB&T rights takes over the Flag Market throughout Saturday 29 September.

Organisers say they will be marking 100 years of the right to vote being granted to some women in the UK.

The event will have the theme of celebrating inspirational women.

A stage is being set up and there is to be live music and entertainment, as well as information stands and stalls dotted around the Flag Market.

Read more: Pride police to wear rainbow stripes in Preston

Enjoying the view at the Harris
Enjoying the view at the Harris Pic: Amy Farnworth

One of the organisers Andy Neale said: “My passion, and emphasis from day one, has always been to celebrate community spirit and promote engagement across generations.

“There’s still a Facebook group up there from whether Preston should even host a Pride event, so to be in our seventh year is great.

“To me the highlight was last year when Junior Miss Preston awarded a lifetime achievement award to John Miller, a local man who has dedicated decades of his life to support LGBT+ individuals across the county, including myself.”

The event is free to attend and runs from 10.30am to 4pm.

You can show you’re going to Pride on the Facebook event set up by the organisers.

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