Virtual Northampton Pride

  • Date: 18 July 2020
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 12:00 - 17:00
  • Cost: Free

Northampton Pride celebrations go virtual

Northampton’s LGBTQ and Allies Forum, Northampton Pride Committee and Grosvenor Shopping Northampton are encouraging artists, performers, community groups and individuals to get involved in a social distanced celebration of the LGBTQ community on Saturday, 18 July. 

Following the cancellation of Pride parade and associated events set to take place in the town centre due to the coronavirus outbreak, Northampton Pride Committee and partners will bring the community together through a Virtual Pride Festival and a motivational campaign across town. 

 LGBTQ individuals in Northampton are invited to share their story as part of a motivational, art installation campaign that will take place across town for the month of July. They can get involved by submitting a 200-word story or a video to [email protected] by Wednesday, 24 June. The submission could be covering areas such as coming out, living and being part of the Northampton LGBTQ community and what Pride means to them. 

Artists, musicians, DJs, community groups and activists are invited to submit videos for the Virtual Pride Festival that will be streamed on Northampton Borough Council's Facebook page and YouTube channel on Saturday, 18 July. Video submissions for the virtual festival should be sent to [email protected] by Sunday, 28 June and could include musical performances, dance performances, spoken word and poetry, artwork (especially time-lapsed footage) and topical talks ( health and wellbeing, services, motivational speeches). 
Grosvenor Shopping Centre will be awarding a prize* of £250 in vouchers to the winning video submission, to spend in one of the centre stores. The winner will be announced on Saturday, 18 July.

If you require more information or details, please email [email protected]

*Please note that commercial entries will not be considered for the prize.