Swansea Pride returns on Saturday 30 April
This bank holiday weekend (30 April) sees the return of Swansea Pride which is back after a gap of 2 years due to the pandemic.
The organisers have promised a weekend of celebration, including a city centre parade and events at the National Waterfront Museum and Museum Green.
The weekend kicks off on Friday 29 April with the official pre-Pride party hosted by “queer dance party for every body” PYNK at the Elysium gallery, bar and nightclub on High Street.
Talking about the event, a spokesperson from PYNK said: “We have 3 amazing DJs lined up and a night full of dancing, cocktails and celebrating how fabulous we all are.” Doors open from 8pm with tickets available online.
Saturday (30 April) is jam packed full of activities, with a parade working its way through the city centre.
A spokesperson from Swansea Pride said: “As the big pride event hits the city centre this Saturday, we want to encourage the whole of Swansea to join us in celebrating inclusivity and the LGBTQ+ community.
The pride parade starts at the top of Wind Street at 11am. It will snake up Castle Street, the Kingsway, Oxford Street and will finish on the Museum Green at the National Waterfront Museum. This is where people can enjoy music, drag shows, food, entertainment, and feel-good-fun for the whole family.
“We can’t wait to welcome the whole region to this event of celebration.”
The official Pride afterparty takes place at Fiction & Vinyl nightclub on Little Wind Street promising late night dance action from 6pm until 4am.
Cardiff based gay bar Mary’s is also coming to the city with a special pop-up event at Popworld on Wind Street from 6pm till late.
Sunday (May 1) sees the launch of Mini Pride at the National Waterfront Museum. The family friendly event features Drag Queen Story Hour who promise to share some wonderful stories in a thrilling storytime show.
As well as crafts, face painting and a mini-parade, the Mini Pride also features a showing of children’s film Trolls World Tour.
For more information about Swansea Pride, visit www.swanseapride.co.uk.
(Lead image: Swansea Council)
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