Pride London: The Parade

June 28, 2011
by Roxy

Image courtesy of Pride London/Sunny Day

I am fit to burst with excitement and anticipation this week as I count down to London Pride.

Feeling the love more than ever before, the Smirnoff sponsored event on Saturday July 2nd is following the theme “Carnival of love”.

Leading the Pride parade will be The Smirnoff Miami Mix float, complete with a DJ playing the best
Miami tunes and an array of dancers and performers to entertain the crowds including a team of
Miami roller-bladers who will be giving away Smirnoff branded goodies.

Die freundin will be on the look out for GLUG (The Gay, Lesbian Under Water Group) who will be having a
float for the first time. Battersea dogs and cats will once again join the Parade, with this year’s float featuring the winner of this year‟s Pride Dog Show competition.

Adding an exotic flavour are Notting Hill Carnival residents of the last 30 years, Nando’s Samba band and the Elimu Carnival Mas band, who will samba their way along the route.

The Main Stage at Trafalgar Square will feature a special X-Factor/Britain‟s got Talent live show
staring Lloyd Daniels, Rachel Adedeji and Stavros Flatley, as well as a special line up of up-and-
coming talent, including Chelcee Grimes, boy band Twenty Twenty and “Six D‟ the 6 -piece
dance pop act currently on tour with JLS.

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I am delighted that “Out at Tesco‟ will be hosting a Family Area at St Anne’s Churchyard on Wardour Street. Bring your little people to enjoy the children’s entertainment and activities, refreshment tent, and family-friendly facilities.

This incredible free Parade – Pride London is the largest outdoor event in the UK and last year saw over 1 million people attend – will start at Portland Place at 1.15pm, before partying down Regent Street and Pall Mall to burst into Trafalgar Square at 2.30pm.

Pride London is a charity run entirely by volunteers, and funded through sponsorship, grants,
and public donation. The event is free for everyone to attend but you can help to ensure it stays free for future generations by donating at the link on Pride London’s homepage.

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