Peterborough Pride is returning this summer with a large scale Pride Festival in the city centre.

Rescheduled from June 2020, Peterborough Pride will be taking place on Saturday August 21 in Cathedral Square.

Simon Green, Peterborough Pride Chair, told ESP – “We see this as a great opportunity to bring the local community, neighbours and businesses together to celebrate difference and diversity. The event aims to attract new audiences of local and regional visitors.”

Peterborough Pride is an annual festival dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ community in Peterborough, organised by a group of volunteers who are passionate about equality and the values of inclusion.

Previous events had grown in popularity but just as the organisers had planned an even bigger and better festival it had to be postponed when the pandemic struck. Now they’re excited to be back and are urging local people and businesses to support Peterborough Pride this August.

Simon added – “The event aims to provide a platform that not only raises awareness of the LGBTQIA+ community, but campaigns for a better city that recognises and celebrates difference. This event is family friendly, free and open to the public.”

The popular Pride Parade will set off from The Key Theatre on the Embankment with hundreds of people dressing up and sporting rainbow colours.

Led by EMBRACE Events, the parade will leave at 1pm and is a chance to walk together as a community. The Parade will start at The Key Theatre and move through Bridge Street, Midgate and behind / through the Cathedral grounds, ending in Cathedral Square where the Street Party will be held.

Starting at 1.30 and continuing until 6pm the party will showcase fantastic LGBTQIA+ performers from across the country from cabaret and Jamaican Dancehall, to comedy, drag and performance.

Check out the fabulous line-up on their social media @PeterboroughPrideUK and on their website

Photos: Mike Harris