Various Jesus Green, Cambridge, United Kingdom
start date: 2019-06-08 | finish date: 2019-06-08 | customers: mostly gay
The first official Cambridge Pride is set to take place on June 8 2019. This will be a long overdue event in one of the UK’s wealthiest and most liberal cities.
The River Cam features heavily in the festivities. Usually associated with serene punting trips passing landmarks such as the Bridge of Sighs and Kings College Chapel, part of the Cam will be taken over by a flamboyant flotilla of punts.
The UK’s first river parade starts at Quayside in central Cambridge at 11am and ends a short distance away at Jesus Green at 12pm. The 500-year-old Magdalene College and gardens will provide a theatrical backdrop. After launch, the parade will continue to travel in a loop, giving visitors more time to enjoy the spectacle.
Each punt will be decorated using a colour of the rainbow flag, representing different aspects of Cambridgeshire’s diverse LGBT+ community. The flotilla will carry members of LGBT+ support groups, who are designing their vessels with local artists. Cambridge City Council has commissioned and funded the parade.
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