The Board of UK Black Pride is delighted to announce the seventh annual UK Black Pride festival will take place on Saturday 18 August 2012 in the beautiful grounds of Kennington Park, London, SE11 4BE. This is the first time the award-winning event (Pink Paper Readers' Award and Stonewall Community Award 2011) will be held in south London.
UK Black Pride continues to be a not-for-profit community led event run by a team from the Black and LGBT community on a voluntary basis. Together with our supporters we have helped make the event Europe's largest Pride celebration of African, Asian, Caribbean and Middle Eastern LGBT people attracting thousands of visitors from around the world.
At the heart of this year's summer to remember - with the Diamond Jubilee, World Pride and Olympics - UK Black Pride will take centre stage to celebrate the lives and experiences of African, Asian, Caribbean and Middle Eastern LGBT people as well as our friends and supporters. We will host another packed programme of music and live performance by well-known acts on a main stage and in dance tents. In recent years headline acts have included award-winning artists: Jessie J, Ms Dynamite, Beverly Knight and Duane Lamonte
Alongside licensed bars, sumptuous world food, VIP tent, chill out zone, education / welfare workshops, community stalls, and children's area, the festival offers something for everyone.
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, UK Black Pride's Executive Director, said: "This summer the UK will showcase the Olympics and World Pride so we're proud to bring UK Black Pride into the centre stage as Europe's biggest celebration of Black LGBT people. We have some excellent acts and special treats lined up for our guests this year and we're very excited about what's in store. UK Black Pride remains a community-led event so we're grateful to all our sponsors and supporters who help us make this celebration of the LGBT community's diversity a reality. Be sure to join us at UK Black Pride on Saturday 18 August!"
Tickets can be bought online at www.ukblackpride.org.uk and various ticket outlets.
There are many ways to get involved in making UK Black Pride 2012 a success:
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- For more information on UK Black Pride visit: www.ukblackpride.org.uk
- Phyll Opoku-Gyimah was listed among the most influential gay and lesbian people in The Independent's Pink List 2011.