UK Pride, 2020, Newcastle, UK
July 17 - July 19
The largest celebration of the LGBTQ+ comminity in Britian, in July 2020, UK Pride will combine with Northern to create a bigger Pride festival.
UK Pride Events
Planning is underway and full details of the UK Pride events are still to be announced, though UK Pride will probably consist of public spaces divided into different zones. Amongst all this there will be stages where the bands and musicians will perform. Town Moor has been announced as the site of the Bongos Bingo and Sink the Pink event, see below. And naturally, there will be the UK Pride Parade.
For more developments, as they are announced, check the website given below.
Northern Pride Festival
This organisation is based in the north east of England and was formed in 2007. Northern Pride is a registered charity that fights discrimination and looks for volunteers to help out at the events they stage. In addition, you can become a supporter and sign up for the pride mail. For more see here.
In 2019, over 22,000 people took part in the Northern Pride march and parade.
Other Things to Do in the Newcastle/Gateshead area
Newcastle and Gateshead are twinned cities connected by the architecturally-striking Gateshead Millennium Bridge. It is a tilt bridge used by pedestrians and cyclists and is one of the things to visit while here.
In addition, in the 12th century a new castle was built here to protect the river Tyne, and the city became so-named. This was a royal castle close to the border with Scotland and is worth a visit. On a similar vein, Hadrian’s Wall, built with similar intent by the Romans, is a short drive to the north.
The Quayside is a stroll beside historic buildings, pubs and craft shops and a popular meeting place. On Sundays there is a market.
For further inspiration on places to visit around Newcastle, read Mark Bibby Jackson’s Whitby and the North York Moors.
UK Pride Dates
UK Pride 2020 will be held from Friday 17 July to Sunday 19 July.
One of the aims of the organisers is to keep this festival free; however, in order for this to happen, there are some events within UK Pride that charge. One of these is Bongos Bingo and Sink the Pink, which begins the festival and is held at Town Moor. Details on tickets, including platinum passes, can be seen here.
Travel to Newcastle
There are direct flights to Newcastle International Airport from Amsterdam, Orlando, Prague, Rome, Split, Stavanger and the coasts of Greece, Spain and Turkey as well as connections worldwide.
Newcastle station is located on the East Coast Main Line and is served by trains running out of King’s Cross in London. Newcastle is also easily reached by commercial bus operators.
Hotels in Newcastle
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