Pride Bristol

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Castle Park in central Bristol, where the main Pride Day takes place each year

Pride Bristol is a not-for-profit organisation in Bristol, England, which works to promote LGBT equality in the south west, and organises a week-long pride festival in July each year.[1] Their motto is "Celebrating Diversity, Championing Equality, Across the South West".[1]

Pride Bristol organised its first events when it was founded in 2010,[2] including Bristol's first ever LGBT pride parade, showing the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival at The Watershed, a show at The Bristol Hippodrome, a one-off performance by Rhona Cameron at Metropolis, and literary reviews by Stella Duffy and Paul Burston at The Arnolfini.[2] Sonique performed as the headline act for the main Pride Day, alongside La Soirée's Le Gateau Chocolat, in a festival attended by more than 20,000 people, which was voted Bristol's best festival by Venue Magazine.[2]

Pride Bristol 2011 runs from Saturday 9 to Sunday 17 July, and includes shopping, theatre, film, art, literature, historical and a few sporting events.[3] Pride Day itself will be on Saturday 16 July, and will include a parade through the city, and a festival in Castle Park with Kelis as the headline act, supported by Clare Maguire, and will be opened by Peter Tatchell.[4]

Since being established in 2010 Bristol Pride has returned each year, run by We Are Fest CIC, located in Bristol's Castle Park (though on College Green for 2011). Pride 2014 will be on 12 July with a week of events running from the 5th.


  1. ^ a b "Pride Bristol 2011". Pride Bristol. 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  2. ^ a b c "News". Pride Bristol. 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  3. ^ "Pride Week". Pride Bristol. 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  4. ^ "Main Arena". Pride Bristol. 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 

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