Pride Picnic Comes To Swindon

Pride Picnic Comes To Swindon

Swindon & Wiltshire Pride has announced a FREE Pride Picnic in place of its annual Pride event this summer.

Taking place in Queens Park on Saturday 13th August, the event is aimed at bringing the LGBTQIA+ community and allys together and promoting equality and diversity.

Phoenix Stewart, the charity’s Community Engagement Manager, said: “ We were sad to have cancelled Pride this year due to a lack of people coming forward to fill vital committee roles. As a committee we thought that while we can’t hold a big scale event like our usual pride event, we are able to hold something smaller that still brings people together and gives the community a place to make connections, raise awareness and a place to feel comfortable.”

The event will kick off at Midday in Queens Park on Droves Road in Swindon. Those coming are encouraged to bring a Picnic, blanket, chairs and of course a Pride flag.

The event will feature MUsic, A Pride Stall and the Giant Pride Deckchair.

Forming in 2008, Swindon & Wiltshire Pride celebrates the diversity of the county and all ages are welcome, says Sarah Mason, the charity’s Vice chair Manager. “Our events have always been inclusive, happy and vibrant, and our Pride Picnic will be no different. What better way to kick-start summer than with a picnic, and being a Pride event you can expect great company, and fabulous fun. Dig out your best summer outfits and start preparing those hampers. We’d also like to thank South Swindon parish council for their support with hosting the event at Queen’s Park”

To download your free ticket visit swindonwiltshirepride.co.uk/pridepicnic