Celebrating Pride in the UK

We have been celebrating Pride Month for the last 52 years, spreading love, joy and togetherness for the LGBTQ+ community. What first began as a one-day commemoration has led to years of marches, events and parades where people have come together paving the way for future generations.  
 
As Pride month kicks off around the world, we wanted to make sure you knew what events and parades are happening in the UK near iQ properties.  

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LONDON

Pride London Parade 

This year’s Pride in London parade is a significant one as we celebrate 50 Years since the first Pride took place in the United Kingdom. Check out the parade route here. 

Where: Trafalgar Square 
When: 2nd July 2022
Tickets: FREE 

Proud and Loud  

London Pride are also hosting a Proud and Loud event the Royal Albert Hall with performances from LGBTQ+ icons such as Calum Scott, Hayley Kiyoko and Cat Burns. Enjoy an evening of music and book your tickets below.

Where: Royal Albert Hall 
When: 4th June 2022 
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MANCHESTER

The Manchester Pride Parade is the city's biggest, with tens of thousands of LGBTQ+ people and allies gathering to march through the city for equality. The theme for this year’s parade is ‘March for Peace.’ The aim is to spread the importance of peace in a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to live and love, without prejudice at its heart. You can find out more information on the Pride Parade here: 

Where: Manchester City Centre 
When: 27th August 2022
Tickets: FREE

Manchester Pride Festival 

The fun doesn’t stop there. Manchester is also hosting a Manchester Pride Festival where queer people, culture and expression come together to be celebrated as loudly and publicly as possible, in a refusal to hide in shame. 
 
Where: Manchester city centre 
When: 26th - 29th August 2022 
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BIRMINGHAM

The Birmingham Pride parade is FREE to all to attend. The event starts at Victoria Square in the heart of the city centre from 11am and the parade starts making its way through the city from 12 noon, to the LGBTQ+ village where people then make their way to the main festival activities. 

Where: Victoria Square, city centre 
When: 24-25th September 2022 
Tickets: FREE

Find out more about Birmingham Pride here

Smithfield Live 

There will also be a weekend festival which includes a popular fun fair, street food stalls, community stalls, seating areas and more. To attend the festival, you will need to buy tickets below. 

Where: Smithfield  
When: 24th - 25th September 2022 
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BRIGHTON

After 2 years of not being able to celebrate Pride in the city, Brighton is excited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Brighton & Hove Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade. The theme is ‘Love, Protest & Unity.’ 

Where: Hove Lawns  
When: 6th August 2022 
Tickets: FREE

WE ARE FABULOSO 

This festival in the park is a community fundraiser hosting main stage artists as well as popular attractions including cabaret tents and Queen Town. 

Where: Hove Lawns  
When: 6th - 7th August 2022 
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Pride Village Party

This village party includes drag artists, singers, performers, cabaret and a whole lot of bars. Grab your tickets now, they’re selling out! 

Where: Hove Lawns  
When: 6th - 7th August 2022 
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We hope you have fun celebrating Pride and remember to spread love, peace, and unity. At iQ, we will continue to acknowledge and support LGBTQI+ members, both past and present, and hope these celebrations will continue beyond Pride Month.

 

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