Canal Street Online Manchester

Marc Almond for Liverpool Pride

Marc Almond for Liverpool Pride

FREE FESTIVAL WILL RETURN TO ST GEORGE’S QUARTER FOR SECOND YEAR

Liverpool Pride Festival has revealed that acclaimed Mersey singer Marc Almond will headline the Summer 2017 event.

The former Soft Cell front man is originally from Southport. He has sold over 30 million records worldwide, and is appearing at Liverpool Pride for the first time just weeks after he celebrates his 60th birthday.

This is the eighth consecutive year of Liverpool Pride, a free two-day event celebrating all things LGBT. This year’s festival takes place on Saturday 29 July and Sunday 30 July 2017 returning to St George’s Quarter for the second year.

Liverpool Pride has grown to become one of the city’s major annual events. Last year, the festival attracted more than 32,000 festivalgoers to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

The theme for Liverpool Pride 2017 is International Love, with organisers spreading the Liverpool message far and wide. Liverpool Pride’s International Love theme will also complement a city-wide season of events and performances to mark the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The 50 Summers of Love season will run from May to August 2017.

JUST ANNOUNCED.

BARCLAYS NAMED AS HEADLINE SPONSOR OF LIVERPOOL PRIDE 2017

Liverpool Pride has announced, on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, that Barclays has signed up to be the headline sponsor of this year’s annual festival held in the City to champion the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

The agreement makes Barclays, which has been named as a Stonewall Star Performer, the first headline sponsor for Liverpool Pride in its 7-year history. Barclays also announced today it will be headline sponsor of London Pride for the fourth consecutive year.

As headline sponsor of Liverpool Pride, Barclays is embarking upon a 12-month community partnership which will provide access to employment, financial services, and, access to training for digital and financial awareness supported by the many Barclays colleagues across its branch network and contact centres in Kirkby and Wavertree Technology Park.

Read More

published

Canal-st.co.uk Top Stories

We chat to Actor Sam Retford

We chat to Actor Sam Retford

Glenn Meads chats to Sam Retford ahead of his appearance in Closets at Hope Mill Theatre

Pride in Retirement

Pride in Retirement

Thinking about Retirement is important for us all. Many older LGBTs who are thinking about retirement may have spent their younger years in the closet.

Dan Carter looks ahead to the World Cup and the implications for LGBT fans

Dan Carter looks ahead to the World Cup and the implications for LGBT fans

Dan Carter looks at issues facing LGBT football fans in Russia this summer

Peg and Bess for GM Fringe 2018

Peg and Bess for GM Fringe 2018

Drew Tosh tells us about the inspiration behind Peg and Bessie a new play for this years GM Fringe Festival