There’s still chance to book a stall and enter art at Bridlington Pride – find out more about the event here

There is still chance for people to take part in the inaugural Bridlington Pride event.

By Phil Hutchinson
Thursday, 16th June 2022, 12:16 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th June 2022, 12:17 pm
There are limited spaces left for stalls at the first-ever Bridlington Pride event, while artists and photographers can still enter their work in the “What does Pride mean to you?” exhibition.
There are limited spaces left for stalls at the first-ever Bridlington Pride event, while artists and photographers can still enter their work in the “What does Pride mean to you?” exhibition.

There are limited spaces left for stalls at the first-ever event, while artists and photographers can still enter their work in the “What does Pride mean to you?” exhibition.

The deadline for these sections is Tuesday, June 21.

The packed day of entertainment will be held at Bridlington Spa on Saturday, July 2, and the exhibition will take centre stage in the Spa Gallery the week before the event.

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The packed day of entertainment will be held at Bridlington Spa on Saturday, July 2.

Organisers have also taken delivery of reusable Pride Packs. Each pack has 10 handheld flags, nine metres of bunting, a 3ft by 5ft Intersex Progress flag and an A4 poster.

People can order these packs for £20 by sending an email on [email protected]

A Pride spokesperson said: ““Our hope is that the whole of Bridlington and the surrounding areas will fly the flag for Pride during that weekend and make it a huge success for the town.

“Don’t forget that this event is FREE and everyone is welcome! People can get tickets from Bridlington Spa. More than a quarter of them have already gone. Go to tinyurl.com/468d4z5s for more details and tickets.”

The Bridlington Pride event will be delivering a packed programme of events.

They include:

○ A main stage full of live entertainment sponsored by Countrystyle Foods where you’ll see local acts such as Coastal Voices, U3A, Jay Page, and the amazing DJ Emma Diamond.

Also on stage will be the wonderful Andy Train (who is considered a celebrity in the Pride World), the fabulous Funky Beavers and Regina Sparkles, plus two headliners to be revealed soon.

○ A health and wellbeing hub sponsored by East Riding of Yorkshire Council Public Health

○ A serenity room to chill out in, if the hubbub of the Royal Hall gets too much, sponsored by ERYC Public Health

○ A Creative Kidz corner with a magician and loads of crafts and fun things for the little ones, sponsored by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and Visit East Yorkshire

○ Gender-neutral changing room, sponsored by Bridlington Pride, for anyone wishing to change at the event

○ The Police band will be playing outside the Bridlington Spa and will be accompanied by a Fire Appliance and an Ambulance

○ The RNLI will be getting involved by opening their doors and providing space for stalls

Event wristbands are available to buy for £2 each from Morrisons, The Apollo, Stirling Castle, Three Brass Monkeys, The Lodge, Bridlington Spa, Salon Prisma and Richie’s Cafe and Bar.

The wristbands will allow wearers to receive the following discounts:

Apollo and Stirling Castle - Free entry to both on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2

Richie’s Cafe and Bar - 20% discount from Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3

The Lodge - Free entry and 20% discount on Saturday, July 2

Morrisons’ Cafe - Discount on Saturday, July 2.

More venues will be added soon.