There’s just under one month to go until this year’s Crewe Pride in the Park, with the virtual event taking place on Saturday 25 September from 2-6pm.
This year’s show will feature an eclectic mix of interviews, music and special guests.
Headline acts on the day include drag queen Cherry Valentine - of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Doncaster-based band Bang Bang Romeo alongside singer Ben Tavill, 80s act The Wild Boys, singer Claire Mooney, and a special guest appearance from Jackie Weaver.
This event will offer the perfect end to Pride season, following a summer of celebrations for the LGBTQ+ community across the borough and beyond.
Ahead of the event residents are urged to enter one of the Pride competitions, to be in with the chance to win a series of prizes. There are four competitions for all ages, including one for adults, children, and a prideful pooch and teens competition.
As part of the adults competition entrants must send in their answer to ‘what makes you proud?’ to win a £20 Co-op gift card and a Pride goodie bag, while children must colour in a Pride-themed picture for the children’s competition to win an LGBTQ+-friendly book and a Co-op gift card.
For the teens competition a hamper of Pride goodies and an LGBTQ+-friendly book along with a Co-op gift card can be won if entrants share their favourite book and what it means to them. Photo submissions of residents’ pet dogs dressed up in the spirit of Pride are required for residents to be in with the chance to win a doggy hamper for the Prideful pooch competition.
Full competition details can be found on the Crewe Pride in the Park website.
Jane Burns, executive director for corporate services with, with responsibility for equality and diversity, said: “We’re really excited to once again be hosting our virtual pride event for our LGBTQ+ community, and we’re delighted to have some big name acts join us this September.”
“Hosting this event helps us to edge ever nearer to our ambition for a fair, open and green borough, where diversity is encouraged and where every individual is equal and represented.”
“I’d urge everyone to join us in celebration on Saturday 25 September at 2pm.”
Councillor Marilyn Houston, member champion for equality, diversity and inclusion, said: “We are so thrilled to be hosting this event once again, and residents will be excited to learn that Cherry Valentine – of Ru Paul’s Drag Race will be the headline act, alongside lots more to look forward to on the day.”
“This event is hugely important in the Cheshire East calendar, and we’re hoping that families, friends, and individuals of all ages will join us to rejoice, unite and show our support for the LGBTQ+ community in Cheshire East.”