Celebrating 10 years of Wakefield Pride

Wakefield Pride
Wakefield Pride

The city’s annual Wakefield Pride event celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend.

The event, which celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities, takes place at venues across the city on Sunday, August 10.

This year’s celebrations are not being organised by the Wakefield Pride Committee, but LGBT venues across the city are staging a variety of events.

There will be a family fun day at The Rainbow pub, on Lower Warrengate, from noon until 9pm, with stalls and entertainment.

Katy Ineson, manager of The Rainbow, said: “We’re really looking forward to it this year.

“We’re going to have a stage with live acts performing and a barbecue.

“Throughout the course of the day we’re hoping to get between two and three thousand people so hopefully the weather will hold out.”

As part of the event, there will also be a parade from The Rainbow to the New Union pub on Southgate, where other celebrations will be taking place.

Scott Langley, barman at the New Union, said: “We are celebrating the tenth anniversary of Wakefield Pride this year so it’s going to be a cracking day.”

New Odyssey and The Harewood Arms will also be holding live entertainment as part of the event.

Both Sun Lane and Southgate will be closed to traffic for the celebration.