Nottinghamshire Pride

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A man on stilts talks to a police officer at Nottingham Pride 2010.

Nottinghamshire Pride is a registered charity[1] in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. It organises an annual pride festival with the same name, held within the city of Nottingham. The event usually takes place during July. The charity has stated that "the purpose of Pride is to provide a safe focal point to bring together our community to celebrate our diversity and a sense of pride which for some people may be difficult in everyday life, due to prejudice and injustice."[2]

The event usually consists of a day-long celebration, including a parade, stalls, art, music and other activities.

The crowds at the 2010 event


The first Nottinghamshire Pride festival was held in 1999.[citation needed]


Pride 2009 took place on 25 July in the Nottingham Arboretum.


Students at Nottingham Academy, Greenwood Campus supported Nottinghamshire Pride in 2018.[3]

Pride 2010 took place on 31 July on the Forest Recreation Ground. It was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Brian Grocock, and the event was headlined by The Cheeky Girls, with other acts including Kenelis, Lisa Scott-Lee and Betty.

Pride 2011 had over 20,000 visitors, with headline act Ruth Lorenzo performing. That year, E.ON UK was the principal sponsor of Nottinghamshire Pride.

In 2018 Pride was held on Saturday 28 July in the city centre of Nottingham. The parade included many live events by various individuals, stalls, art and music, along with a pride parade that took place at 11 am. The parade began at Lister Gate and finished at Broad Street.[4]

Pride 2018 was sponsored by various organisations, including Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and Capital One.[5]

2019 festival[edit]

In 2019 Nottinghamshire Pride will be held between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday 27 July in Nottingham city centre. It will feature the annual Pride March starting outside the local Marks and Spencer shop.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Charity Commission. Nottinghamshire Pride, registered charity no. 1115541.
  2. ^ "Nottingham Pride (Blog)". Archived from the original on 27 February 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Nottingham Academy Pride 2018". 2018. Archived from the original on 5 June 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  4. ^ "It's in Nottingham: Pride". 2018.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Nottinghamshire Pride sponsors".

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