A festival celebrating Chester’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community will take place in Chester in October.
The Pride event, on October 5, will be opened by X Factor finalist Chris Maloney.
There will be a main stage at the Town Hall Square with music and entertainment for all from 2pm until 6.30pm featuring local and celebrity acts, along with an outside market place and local artists.
Inside the Town Hall will be a lifestyle area featuring stalls from the public, voluntary sector and community groups.
The celebrations will continue into the evening with Pride after-parties in the LA Bar, Rosies, B6T9, The Old Queen’s Head, The Victoria and The Commercial.
Chester Pride is being organised by partnership group Lions Pride LGBT Network and sponsors include Cheshire West and Chester Council, University of Chester, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Cheshire Constabulary, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Body Positive Cheshire and North Wales, Rosies and the LA pub.
Equalities and diversity champion Councillor Razia Daniels said: “This exciting event will, I am sure, be very successful.
“This will be the first time that a large scale Pride event has been held in the city and I urge everyone to come along and join in the celebrations.”
For more information visit www.chesterpride.co.uk and on facebook ‘Chester Pride 2013’.