Slideshow part 1: Wakefield Pride 2013

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Fancy frocks, big wigs and cheesy tunes made for a fabulous atmosphere at Wakefield Pride 2013.

Hundreds of people attended events across the city centre at venues including the New Union on Southgate, the Rainbow on Lower Warrengate plus another at the Harewood Arms.

Maisie Hampshire and Bethany Butterworth

Maisie Hampshire and Bethany Butterworth

All offered music, live entertainment and refreshements.

Wakefield Pride is a day of celebration, entertainment and pride in the district’s Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Gay and Transsexual (LBGT) community.

As ever, the New Union’s event was compared by Miss Blanche, who introduced acts includingthe Jane McDonald Journey, Jan George and Bears Aloud.

It was opened by the deputy leader of Wakefield Council, Coun Denise Jeffery and The Mayor of Wakefield, Coun Brian Holmes.

Artists from the Ben Manning Music Foundation provided the entertainment at the Rainbow. The charity was founded in memory of Ben Manning, a 17-year-old musician who drowned in the city after a night out in January 2011.

DJ Madam Nikoal provided the tunes at the Harewood Arms and the whole day was rounded off with a city centre parade.

See Friday’s Express for full story and picture special.