Liverpool Pride Festival
announce the return of:- 'We Are Family Programme'
THE "We Are Family" returns to
Liverpool Pride for a 2nd year, following the rapturous response received from
in the 2016 event. The free family friendly event drew a huge crowd in its 1st
year and is set to come back bigger and better for 2017. The fun filled day will
be held at St George’s Quarter, on Sunday, 30 July 2017, between 11am and 5pm
and Liverpool Pride are inviting families of all ages from across the Liverpool
City Region to join the celebration with an afternoon filled with fun
activities, workshops and a jam-packed programme of live entertainment. Families
attending can enjoy a whole host of fun activities including:- inflatables,
fairground rides, international dance and arts and crafts stalls. There will
also be international food stalls and bars across the festival site serving up a
range of tasty treats.
Headlining the Barclays Main Stage is
Liverpool local Marcus Collins who shot to fame in 2011 when he appeared on
popular ITV talent search The X-Factor. Most recently Marcus appeared in smash
hit musical Kinky Boots on London’s West End. Promising to put on a great show
for his hometown audience Marcus said:- "I cannot wait to headline the
Sunday Stage this year and look forward to meeting new and old friends for what
is going to be an incredible family weekend."
Joining Marcus on Sunday’s line up are boyband 5 to 5 who will perform a medley
of songs from upcoming musical The Band. Don’t miss your chance to see an
exclusive preview of songs from the smash hit musical before it goes on tour,
which includes Liverpool Empire Theatre in January 2018.
Returning to Liverpool Pride for 2017 is Jennifer John and Merseyside Choirs.
Jennifer has been working closely with choirs from across the Liverpool City
Region to create a choral performance based around this year’s Liverpool Pride
theme of International Love. Audiences are invited to sing along to classics
that celebrate the theme of the weekend.
Headline sponsor Barclays will also be holding free informative sessions for
children and parents. Code Playground offers a fun way to learn the basics of
coding. The 2-hour session is designed for children aged 7 to 17 to learn the
basics and develop digital skills for the future, book a place by visiting:-
bit.ly/LiverpoolPrideCP. Whilst DigiSafe in
Cyber Space offers guidance on everything needed to master the digital world.
Providing tips and guidance on how to stay safe online including fun and
interactive activities, hints on social media privacy settings, advice on pop
ups, and tips on recognising fraudulent emails, also visit:-
bit.ly/LiverpoolPrideCP to book a place.
'We Are Family' was launched by Liverpool Pride Festival in 2016 in
acknowledgement of family and friends from the wider community who support the
LGBT+ movement. The event allows the LGBT+ community to open the doors of the
Pride Festival to all communities, friends and family, allowing them to join in
the Pride celebrations through a range of activities and performances spreading
a message of acceptance and equality. Michael Carey, from Liverpool Pride
Festival, said:- "We are very excited to bring back We Are Family for its
2nd year. Last year’s event was a huge success, it was great to see residents
from all over the Liverpool City Region come together for a celebration of all
things LGBT+. In the 50th year since the legalisation of homosexuality it seems
even more poignant to stand side by side with the wider community in celebration
of the City’s diversity."
Liverpool Pride Festival 2017 offers a week long programme of activity which
culminates with a 2 day event on Saturday, 29 July and Sunday, 30 July. The
festival is returning for its 2nd year to Liverpool’s iconic St George’s Quarter
and features the well established Liverpool Pride March on the Saturday.
Liverpool Pride Festival is now a key highlight in the City’s Summer events
programme, attracting more than 25,000 people each year to attend, take part and
support the annual LGBT festival. Keep up to date with Liverpool Pride’s new