A Tale Of Two Prides For Two Northamptons

5 May 2018, 10:10 | Updated: 5 May 2018, 10:11

Rainbow Flag

The 2018, Northampton Pride today is also being celebrated in Northampton, Massachusetts, with a video link up planned to unite the two events.

It starts with a flag raising ceremony at 2pm in front of the Guildhall where the Mayor of Northampton along with the LGBTQ flag, being raised in the US.

Entertainment in town starts at around 230pm and at the NN Contemporary Art Gallery, they'll be exploring gender transition.

The live video link up with the Mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts, at 5.30pm in Phipps Brewery, will help to step the celebrations up a gear, ready for the evening of entertainment.

More stage performances will follow at 6pm with Roses and Pirates, then continue into the night with Amii Dawes and DJ Panda.

Cllr Anna King, Cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said:

“We are really proud to be hosting our first Northampton Pride event this year.

The celebrations taking place provide something for everyone, from exhibitions to information and music entertainment. We look forward to welcoming people to our events to celebrate our town’s diversity.”

The Mayor of Northampton Gareth Eales said:

"I found out about Northampton’s Massachusetts’ plans for celebrating Pride during my visit to the town back in February. It felt like a great opportunity for the two towns to do something unique together by joining our celebrations of diversity.

Our twinned town of Marburg in Germany will also be raising a Northampton flag and the rainbow pride flag outside their town hall on the day, making this a truly international event."