The Rainbow Circus is coming to town on Saturday 7th August as the first ever Liverpool Pride event hits the streets.
The festivities start with a march starting at 12.30pm from St. George’s Plateau, taking in Queens Square Bus Station (Roe and Hood Street), Whitechapel, Lord Street, and Castle Street before arriving for the start of the Rainbow Circus in Dale Street.
As part of the 2010 Year of Health & Wellbeing Age Concern Liverpool and Liverpool Pride have organised a feast of activities in the Health & Wellbeing Area including alternative therapies and relaxation, food and drink with music and dancing.
The Community Market brings together over thirty stalls including arts and crafts, pride goodies, LGBT organisations and public services.
The main event will be based around the Dale Street area with each stage being accompanied by a special licenced area complete with outdoor bar where you can buy greats drinks (in nice, safe plastic glasses!) to enjoy whilst watching the action. The main music stage is on Dale Street (between Cumberland Street and Stanley Street) and the Cabaret Stage in Exchange Flags (behind the Town Hall).
However, what we’re really excited about is the Acoustic Stage on North John Street. Kicking off at 1.00pm when the march arrives, it features Stealing Sheep, Ian McNabb, Jennifer John, Connie Lush and Lonesome Georginas, plus plenty more.
2.20pm Stealing Sheep
2.50pm Connie Lush
3.15pm Benjamin Stead
3.40pm Lomesome Georginas
4.30pm Jennifer John
4.55pm Will Maitland
5.20pm Jo Bywater
5.45pm Nix Nugent
6.10pm Hannah Trigwell
7.00pm Ian McNabb
7.25pm Sense of Sound
And as if that wasn’t enough, there will also be an aftershow party at the Mocha Lounge with bands including The Lees and The Ratty Little Fingers.
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