On Saturday 9th September, Derby city centre will be awash with colour as the 2017 Derbyshire Pride event takes place. This year, the event will be marking the 50th Anniversary of the Decriminalisation of Homosexuality in England and Wales.

Starting at 11.30am, a parade led by a marching band will move and shake its way down St Peter’s Street to the Cornmarket before making a turn around the Market place and carrying on to Sadler Gate. The band will finish on Curzon Street where the rest of the festivities will continue until 10.00pm.

Throughout the day both Curzon Street and Bramble Street will be packed with stalls and activities including a giant inflatable slide, face painting, as well as a children’s activity area complete with bouncy castle.

A stage funded by Derby Live will also be playing host to a number of acts throughout the afternoon and evening providing entertainment.

Acts include:

  • Diva Dib Dab,
  • Freddy Parker,
  • Cleo Higgins,
  • Seann Miley Moore
  • … and many others!

The LGBT centre on Bramble Street will also be open, and a Heritage Lottery Funded exhibition will be on display, showcasing Derby’s LGBT history since the Decriminalisation of Homosexuality in England in Wales, 50 years ago.

For more information about the day, visit the Derbyshire Pride website.