Crewe Pride in the Park returns on Saturday 25 September, with the virtual event taking place 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, who will be revealing more about her recent move to London, exciting projects in the pipeline, her involvement in music and charity work, and many more. Viewers on the day can also watch her exclusive new music video.
Doncaster-based band Bang Bang Romeo alongside singer Ben Tavill, 80s act The Wild Boys, and singer Claire Mooney will also be making an appearance. Viewers will see an interview with Jackie Weaver, a local LGBTQ+ Ally on the day as well.
Bentley Motors, the Crewe-based manufacturer of luxury cars, is proud and thrilled to be the main sponsor for this year’s event, while the Co-op and Crewe Town Council are also key sponsors.
This event follows months of Pride events across the country, offering the opportunity for the LGBTQ+ community to see out the summer with one final celebration.
Ahead of the event, residents who entered one of the Crewe Pride in the Park competitions for individuals of all ages will soon be receiving a series of prizes, including Pride goody bags, containing Crewe Pride in the Park merchandise and a gift card for the Co-op.
Residents can also still get their hands on free goody bags that are available to pick up now from the following Co-op store locations in the borough, which contain a selection of Crewe Pride in the Park merchandise and a £5 Co-op gift card. Individuals can request a goody bag at the below stores, on a first come first served basis:
- Readesdale Ave, Crewe CW2 8QP
- 1C Remer St, Crewe CW1 4LS
- Rope Ln, Shavington, Crewe CW2 5DT
- 28 London Rd, Holmes Chapel, Crewe CW4 7AJ
- 216 Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 3EJ
- Cronkinson Farm, Nantwich CW5 7FY
- Unit 1, The Gateway, Beswick Drive, Crewe, CW1 5NP
During the event, viewers will also be in with the chance to win Crewe Lyceum Theatre tickets to see ‘Deathdrop’ – a murder mystery play featuring RuPaul US drag legends Willam, Ra’Jah O’Hara and UK star Vinegar Strokes. Viewers on the day will also receive a promotional code to book tickets for this play at a reduced rate.
Councillor Sam Corcoran, leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “There’s so much for viewers to look forward to at our virtual Pride in the Park event, the full line-up offers an exciting experience for all who attend.”
“It’s important that the voices of our LGBTQ+ community are heard, and that they feel represented and equal. Hosting this event is just one way we’re working towards our ambition for a fair, open and green borough, where individuality and diversity is celebrated.”
“There’s a lot to look forward to at Saturday’s event, so I’d urge everyone to set a date for their diary and join us from 2pm.”
Councillor Marilyn Houston, member champion for equality, diversity and inclusion, said: “By hosting this event virtually once again, individuals from across Cheshire East and beyond will be able to tune into the event on the day, and with some fantastic guests announced – you won’t want to miss it!”.
“We’re thrilled to be joined by some of this year’s biggest names, including Cherry Valentine of RuPaul’s Drag Race and more.”
“Summer may be coming to an end but we’re seeing out the Pride celebrations in style, with this event, which is hugely important in the Cheshire East calendar. We’d encourage individuals of all ages to unite and show our support for the LGBTQ+ community in Cheshire East by tuning in on the day.”