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15 years of Oxford Pride

posted 29 Apr 2017, 12:42 by Mazz Image ‎(Festival)‎   [ updated 21 Jul 2017, 10:46 by Thomas Fudge ‎(Secretary)‎ ]

PRESS RELEASE - for immediate publication 25 April 2017 

OXFORD PRIDE 2017

With less than 40 days to go until this year’s Oxford Pride event, this year’s Committee are pleased to announce the details of this year’s festival and main event.

We start with the annual Dog Show on Sunday 21st May, in the Castle Quarter. It’s a fabulous day, and fun for all the family. Then commencing Friday 26th May a series of different events across City including a themed walk, a talk at Wadham College, looking back at the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, a comedy night held at the Plush Lounge and the Broken Spokes Bike Co-Op are pimping their cycles for the Oxford Pride parade.

On Saturday 3rd June, the day of Oxford Pride, the Parade will form up at Radcliffe Square from 11am and departs at noon towards Broad Street, then up to Cornmarket, Queen Street to Bonn Square. The Parade will then continue along New Road to enter the Castle Quarter event site down the drive to Malmaison.  Everyone is welcome to join the parade, or cheer along as it comes past.

From 1pm two stages, one within the Castle Quarter and one on Paradise Street will come alive with music and entertainment.  Acts announced include The Oxford Gospel Choir, Britain’s got Talent finalist La Voix, Sean Smith from Same Difference, BBC 2’s Folk Musician of the Year winner Megan Henwood, Ru Paul’s Drag Race finalist Courtney Act, and headlining will be 90’s dance act N-Trance.

The Street Party on Paradise Street run’s until 10:30pm and has a host of DJ’s and singers.

This year’s theme is “Rainbow Days – A summer of love”. So think flowers, daisies and hippies, and following last year’s them “We can be heroes”, it gives everyone the chance to dress up if the so desire.

This year is Oxford Pride’s 15th event.

NOTES FOR EDITORS

Events supporting or arranged by Oxford Pride promote awareness of LGBT issues and lifestyle through providing information, education and entertainment in a safe and encouraging environment. 

More information about Oxford Pride events can be found on our website: http://www.oxford-pride.org.uk

Oxford Pride Group is a volunteer run charity, founded in 2003.

PATRONS: LORD WAHEED ALLI, SIR IAN MCKELLEN, PETER TATCHELL, PAUL O’GRADY, SIR DIARMAID MACCULLOCH, CLARE SUMMERSKILL, and ANGELA EAGLE MP

Quotes from our Chair, official statistics, photographs and Oxford Pride Logo are available for web and print publication. Please direct enquiries to: Chair – Rob Jordanchair@oxford-pride.org.uk 

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