The Galway Pride committee are putting the finishing touches to the planned events for this year’s week-long celebrations which run from 7-13 August.
Monday 7 August celebrates the launch of the annual event, while Tuesday and Wednesday of that week includes workshops in mental and sexual health. Thursday sees a BTQIA+ night take place, followed by a panel discussion and ending with a “cheesy pop” night, whilst Friday will featured a comedy night in The Loft. Saturday sees the vibrant and unique parade take place followed by a family day, while entertainment goes ahead at Nova on William Street.
“We, as a committee, have been amazed and humbled by the support we’ve received from businesses and communities in Galway,” said Rob Partridge, chairperson of Galway Community Pride. Various fundraising events have taken place so far and have been well attended giving the group much needed funds to plan the week-long festival. There are more fundraisers coming up, including Steve Bennett and Steven Sharpe hosting a night of games, trivia and surprises, including a table quiz with a difference on 19 June in the Roisin Dubh.
Bingo will be going on in Nova as well as Pride Idol every Thursday leading up to the main event. Details can be found at galwaypride.com or facebook.com/GalwayCommunityPrideFestival
“We’ve some big announcements coming up in the next few weeks that include the final details of the events and who will be our grand marshals to lead out the parade on the Saturday,” said Rob.
“With all the preparations we’ve been making this is a Pride Festival not to be missed.”
If you want more information or want to get involved either find Galway Pride on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org