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We are delighted to bring you our debut pride event on Saturday 24th August 2022, 12:00pm - 5:30pm at Pocklington Arts Centre, Pocklington!

The event will be jam-packed full of interactive and engaging activities and opportunities for everybody to enjoy, including:

  • Live performances!

  • Drag artists!

  • LGBTQ+ story time!

  • Interactive workshops: including 'Create your own pride flag', 'Queer creative writing' and 'Make your own cardboard extravaganza outfit!'

  • Creative corner, including free arts and crafts, colouring, and educational activity sheets!

  • Walk the catwalk!

  • 'What pride means to me' post it note activity!

  • Community zone: including stands from local organisations and charities, highlighting what services and support is available within the area!

  • Pride market: featuring stands from wonderful local LGBTQIA+ businesses!

  • Free makeovers, including glitter and face paint!

  • Write a postcard to your young self, most authentic self, or your community activity!

  • Queer clothes swap!

  • Free binders facilitated by Trans Leeds!

  • Photo locations!

  • Wellness zone, delivered in collaboration with Autistic Pride at Pride. A safe, quiet space for anybody who needs it, including ear defenders and sensory toys!

  • Live spoken word and poetry

  • Panel discussion with local professionals: 'Why do we need pride?'!

  • Free breath work and meditation workshop with Transcending Life Coach!

  • Bar to grab yourself a drink!

  • Free information, resources and signposting!

  • Delicious homemade cakes and brownies with Over the Rainbow Café!

  • And more!

 

This event is free to attend, and all are welcome. Please note, due to the capacity of the venue, we recommend you pre-book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets will need to be shown upon entry to the building. We will be operating a limited walk in queue, which will be managed via a clicker system based on capacity.

Should you no longer be able to attend, please cancel your ticket order to allow others to book.

While our event is free, any optional donations are greatly appreciated should you be in a position to do so. Your donation will allow us to continue our work and ensure our events continue to go from strength to strength. Simply “add on” our optional donation when booking your tickets.

Please note, if you are a stall vendor, performer, artist, workshop leader, or volunteer, you do not need to pre-book a ticket.

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Accessibility

The venue is fully accessible, including step free access. There is a lift available from the ground floor to the first floor. 

We have created two separate packs that can be sent to attendees prior to attending the event:

- Our Accessibility Guide

- Our Autistic Guide - developed by our friends at Autistic Pride at Pride.

Should you wish to receive a copy simply email us on woldsprideofficial@outlook.com

Due to this being an indoor venue, only assistance animals are permitted into the building.

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Line Up

Within the theatre, we will have a jam-packed line-up of talented performers, spoken-word artists and poets, singers, a choir, and drag artists taking to the main stage. In addition to this, we will have our panel discussion 'Why do we need Pride?' featuring professionals and community members from LGBTQIA+ organisations from throughout Yorkshire. 

For the latest announcements about our line-up, including our schedule for the afternoon be sure to follow us on social media.

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Volunteering 

We are currently looking for a dedicated, fabulous team of volunteers to support us from 10:30am – 7:00pm to ensure the event runs smoothly, successfully, and safely. Whether you can spare a few hours, or can dedicate yourself to the full day, any support is greatly appreciated!

 

On the day, we are looking for volunteers to support us with various elements of the event, including setting up, signposting people, facilitating the Wolds Pride stand, packing down, and collecting rubbish.

Additionally, we would love to hear about any specific skills or experience you may have that may be of use to us throughout the event.

 

Should you be available and willing to support us please complete our application form and email it to woldsprideofficial@outlook.com

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Refreshments and local businesses

Some delicious treats will be on sale with our friends at Over the Rainbow Café, along with our bar team keeping you hydrated throughout the day. We will be encouraging attendees to support our wonderful local businesses throughout Pocklington who have taken up our '2022 Pride Promise', many of which have a fantastic selection of refreshments available.

 

A full list of our pride promise pledgers will be available at our Pride Hub in the box office/lobby area.

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Changing room and toilets

A changing area will be available should guests wish to change during the event. This will be located downstairs in the gallery space in our 'Queer Clothes Swap' area. The changing area will include a mirror and curtain. 

 

We invite our guests to use which bathroom best reflects their identity. These can be found on the ground floor of the building next to the box office area.

 

The venue is a safe-space where we will operate a zero-tolerance policy against any form of discrimination. Anybody displaying such behaviour will be asked to leave. Additionally, we will have two security staff at the venue.

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Spread the word!

Now it's your turn to help! We want our debut event to be a safe space for as many LGBTQIA+ people from throughout The Wolds as possible, therefore, please help us by spreading the word! Invite your friends, family, chosen-family, colleagues, allies, and anybody else you know along to our event. Or why not help spread the word via social media by sharing our posts?

Our team of volunteers and collaborators have been working extremely hard to develop and create this event, and we can't wait to come together with you all to celebrate ourselves, our community, and pride!

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