Belfast Telegraph

Foyle Pride festival will be biggest ever

By Brendan McDaid

This year’s Foyle Pride Festival will be bigger and brighter than ever, organisers said.

They have appealed for volunteers to help in the parade and festival, which will be staged over the August bank holiday weekend.

This year’s programme is themed ‘Exploring Identity’.

The main parade, which last year attracted more than 7,000 people, will take place at 2pm on Saturday, August 25.

It will follow the traditional civil rights march route from Waterside train station across Craigavon Bridge through the city centre to Guildhall Square.

Preparations are already under way with flagmaking workshops being held at the Gasyard Arts Factory.

A lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workshop will be held from 12-4pm on Saturday, July 21, at the Playhouse on Artillery Street.

It is for people with a stage, screen or radio script with an LGBT theme.

Any work must be sent to Sole Purpose Productions in advance on 028 7127 9918 or e-mail

Sha Gillespie, chairwoman of Foyle Pride, said: “This year we want to make Pride bigger and better and hope that all of the Derry community will come out and support us.”

Anyone wanting to get involved can contact Foyle Pride via Facebook www.facebook. com/foylepride or log on to

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