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SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY 21st AUGUST
Medway Pride 2021 Festival
Update: All Tickets have been booked, we have no more public tickets available for this years Medway Pride. We have set up a waiting list on the ticket booking page. If any tickets are cancelled and returned those registered on the waiting list will be advised via email that a ticket is available.
Tickets are not available at the event, No entry will be allowed without a ticket
Medway Pride Announce entertainment line up for Saturday 21st
Kelly Wilde – Sami Brookes
Dr Beverley Ballcrusher
Amrick Channa – Elberace (Gay Elvis)
River Medway – Chai Latte – Gary Lucas
Medway Pride Radio Roadshow
Tickets for Medway Pride
Update: All Tickets have been booke we have no more public tickets available for this years Medway Pride. We have set up a waiting list on the ticket booking page. If any tickets are cancelled and returned those registered on the waiting list will be advised via email that a ticket is available.
This is a free event with tickets being released in early July. Keep an eye on this website and our social media pages. We need people to register for tickets with their contact details to allow for Track and Trace of attendies should we need to contact you.
No entrey will be allowed to the event without a ticket. Full details will be available when you apply.
Please note Tickets are Not Available on entry to the event!
Tickets should be obtained before coming to the event.
We want to make sure everyone is safe and ask those attending the event to use appropriate covid protection procedure for example ware masks when in enclosed areas or crowded spaces. Be aware of others and leave space between other people and yourself.
We are encouraging all those who can, to have the vaccine jab to protect themselves and others.
To help with safety checks on entrey to the event we are asking all those over 18 years of age, who have had their covid vaccine, to get a covid pass for domestic events. If you have not had 2 vaccine jabs you can obtain a pass by having a covid test. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/
If you do not have the NHS Pass App please bring paper copy records of vaccine jabs or negative test.
If you do not have a covid pass / documentation / negative test you will be asked to confirm you do not have covid symptoms. If you have signs of covid symptoms you will not be allowed into the event without a negative test result.
Medway Pride festival #MPFestival2021 on Saturday 21st August is going to be a colourful fun filled event, for all the family to celebrate diversity and support equality, for all communities of Medway. It is in essence a community cohesion event inviting everyone to come together, to breaking down barriers and develop understanding and acceptance of each other.
This year’s festival at Doust Way will be a family friendly event that will include community stalls from the voluntary community sector to advise about the work they provide. We will also have community liaison team from Kent Police and Kent Fire and Rescue Services along with staff from Kent and Medway Community Health Care NHS Trust to support the community and discuss the services they provide.
The entertainment will commence from 12pm with opening speeches from local dignitaries, and supporters, with Medway Pride Radio Roadshow, and ABBA Chique, Chai Latte, Gary Lucas, Elberace (Gay Elvis), River Medway, Amrick Channa, Dr Beverley Ballcrusher, Kelly Wilde & Sami Brooks with the event closing a 8pm.
In addition to the Medway Pride one day festival on 21st we are working with Gravesham Pride CIC and Partners to make sure we have a safe 8 day festival that commences with Gravesham Pride on Saturday 14th August 2021 followed by a week of events involving local partners and ends with Medway Pride on Saturday 21st August 2021.
We are planning stage based entertainment from 12.00pm to 8.00pm which will include Local, National & International performances alongside a mixture of community stalls from organisations providing services in Medway and business stalls selling food, drinks and memorabilia which would be situated around the festival ground
Medway Pride CIC is not just about the main Pride event, it is also an organisation which engages with the
community all year round.. With this in mind, we had planned to begin Medway Pride 2021 in February
with an Art exhibition during LGBT History Month with the support of Nucleus Arts however, this had
to be postponed to next year due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions.
Undeterred, we decided to replace this opening event with the launch of Medway Pride Radio (www.medwayprideradio.co.uk) with the support of the INTRA Cultural Consortium as a community asset to promote community cultural activities and all community voluntary support service across Medway. Medway Pride Radio is staffed entirely by volunteers who provide a mixture of music and light entertainment as well as thought provoking and educational material.
So ‘Dont’t Hide Your Pride’
because ‘This is a Festival for Everyone to Enjoy’
for you to ‘Be YOU and Make Some Friends’.
Community groups who wish to take a stall and businesses who wish to rent stalls can use our contacts form. we are planning to have food outlets, bars,drinks, sweets, kids entertainment etc.
To deliver this fantastic celebration of diversity we need to raise funding to cover the costs of #MPFestival20201, Medway Pride festival. It’s not just the festival we are raising funds for as our goals for Medway Pride CIC are to support and improve community services for the LGBTQI+ community.
We shall be posting further information in the comming weeks and months advising how you can be involved as individual volunteers, you can register an interest via our contact form .
Fun for All
#MPFestival2021 intends to provide entertainment for all the family so everyone from every community can be involved. We will be encouraging local businesses and venues to join the fun, in the run up to, and during the festival. We will also look to colaborate with other intrested parties to provide other events in the run up to the festival.
Any businesses, venues, or other parties who wish to discuss fundraising events can contact us via our contact form. We can help promote your business via our website and social media pages.
How can we help
Medway Pride #MPFestival2021 will need your help and support to deliver the festival. We will be posting further information advising how and when you can help us.
We are looking to work with local businesses community groups and other organisations, to raise awarness of LGBTQI+ issues and raise funds to support Medway PrideCIC. Their involvement through participation in the Medway Pride event by providing stalls, entertainiment, and through sponsorship donations to our festival fund.