Diversity and Pride celebrations this weekend!

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in News on 31st August, 2018

There are two diversity and Pride celebrations taking place this Saturday 1 September; Totnes Pride and Bideford Pride. These events are inclusive and family friendly and are aimed at raising awareness of difference and diversity through celebrating and sharing experiences as a community.

Our Depression and Anxiety Service and a few volunteers from other services are running stalls at both events this year, so come along and say "hi" to them and have a fun-filled day out supporting diversity and Pride within our local community. Find out more details below.

Totnes Pride

Hosted by Proud2be, the day is packed with local performances, arts and crafts for all ages, informative talks, speeches and discussions. There will be a range of stands including amnesty international, Pride of Plymouth and Stonewall. The event also welcomes special guests Fox & Owl and Aderonke Apata.

The theme behind this year’s Totnes Pride is ‘Marsha was her name’. Marsha P Johnson was among the first people to confront the police at the Stonewall uprising in 1969. The full blog about the 2018 Pride theme and Marsha can be found on the Proud2be website here.

The event is taking place at Tones Civic Hall from 12 midday to 4.30pm.

Bideford Pride

Hosted by One Bideford, the event is taking place at Bideford Park after the opening parade at 11am (from Victoria Park Bank End). The day has lots to offer all of the family including live music, fair rides, street food, rainbow domes and face painting. Stalls will be present for you to browse and engage with and include LGBT Number 3, Survivors Alliance and Space Youth Centre.

The event is taking place in Bideford Park following the opening parade at 11am and finishes around 8pm.