Pride returns to the glorious surrounds of the Arboretum, a beautiful Grade II listed park in the heart of Nottingham City Centre for the second year running in its current incarnation. Pride kicks off at noon running until 6pm.    

Pride is a celebration of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) communities in Nottingham and the surrounding areas, and is open to all. Last year’s Pride, which was the first in Nottingham since 2000, was a huge success, with 4500 people enjoying the magnificent sunshine in the relaxing atmosphere of the Arboretum.    

Bandstand 

The recently restored bandstand once again acts as a unique main stage for an eclectic line up of live acts. Local and regional acts provide a variety of musical styles including café jazz, world music, rock and roll, classic soul and an excess of camp classics!    

Dance Tent 

Local bar The Foresters are running the mini-dance tent (with bar), playing chart toppers and cheesy classics. The perfect place to strut your stuff in the summer sun!    

Other Attractions 

Grab a bite to eat at the food stands, get a drink from one of the bars and shop at the extended market place. For the kids there are inflatable games and a variety of other activities. This year Nottingham Pride has improved toilet facilities.      

Volunteers 

Nottingham Pride is run and managed by a team of dedicated volunteers. Volunteering can bring many rewards; you can make new friends and learn new skills. Nottingham Pride needs your help to make the day run smoothly and the Pride committee are also looking for new members to run Pride 2005 – this is your chance to make a difference!    

For further details, please contact Biddy McMeel on 0115 911 0545 or visit

http://www.nottinghampride.com 

More piccys on my FotoBlog at: http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=168364

and a full-set on my webserver at: http://tash.dns2go.com/xtra/NttmGay2004/index.htm

Also, added an entry on IndymediaUK at: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/07/295272.html

Last years events, in Nottingham and Manchester at:  http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2003/09/276422.html

Manchester Gay Pride at: http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=4762

Nottingham Gay Pride Event – Arboretum Park at:  http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=5440

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