This year marks the fifth anniversary of Liverpool Pride which coincides with the sixth anniversary of the murder of gay teenager Michael Causer. This years theme is a Glam Fairy Tales. Liverpool Pride invites all Princes and Princesses, White Knights and Fairy Godmothers to wear their most flamboyant outfits and join in and support the LGBT culture and community in the campaign for acceptance, equality and freedom.
The day starts with the Liverpool Pride march starting at the St George’s Plateau at 11am. Tributes in remembrance of Michael will take place before the march and also at the waterfront stage at 5.45pm.
Liverpool will be turned into a fairy-tale land around the waterfront stage with activities, bars and events for all the family. A host of stars will be performing here and on the other stages at Stanley Street, Garlands and G-Bar.
Details and directions of the march and all events can be found on http://www.liverpoolpride.co.uk
Liverpool holding another wonderful event this weekend!
Oh Happy Days!
Q – Hi Sophie. Before we start, tell us what your day job is?
Digital Content Manager
Q – What role did you play in the Giant Spectacular?
I was a volunteer Media Assistant
Q – So what was the experience like for you?
It was exciting, knackering and inspiring. As a volunteer I was one of many other volunteers in an orange t-shirt…none us knew anything about each other before the event so it was all about listening, mucking in and adapting to whatever was going on moment by moment. Being part of a massive, ambitious totally off-the-wall live event was just brilliant – the whole thing seemed, and still seems, completely audacious but it happened and for me that’s the magic of it – it totally challenged my perceptions about what is possible.
Q – Were there any challenges/tough bits?
After day one I have to say my feet hurt, I was tired, hungry and slightly delirious.
Q – Was there a particular highlight for you?
Being chased down Kensington High Street by a giant mechanical dog along with other event staff – including uniformed police and G4S security guards – and realising how utterly ridiculous the whole thing must look. And seeing loads of kids along the route who were just beside themselves with excitement.
Q – How are you feeling now it’s all over?
Like I’ve been to a fantastic three-day festival. Tired, dirty but very happy.
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Our friend and photographer Graham Smillie has been out and about with the Giants on day 1 of their trip around Liverpool to commemorate the start of the first World War. The sun was smiling and so was everyone who saw the magic unfold. Check out more of Graham’s work on his Flickr page Graham Smillie Click […]