Happy Valley Pride Festival 2018 in Hebden Bridge 6-12 August

Now in the third year, Happy Valley Pride have organised an ambitious, week-long festival of diversity, inclusivity and awareness for everyone – celebrating LGBTQ+ life in Hebden Bridge and surrounding areas.

The festival on Monday 6 to Sunday 12 August 2018 will include art, cinema, talks, comedy, education, music, the Pink Picnic and lots of fun and games.

Many of the events within the festival are free to attend, however those which are ticketed do have limited numbers. We would strongly encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment as many of our events last year sold-out prior to the festival. Tickets can be purchased online at https://happyvalleypride.com/tickets/.

To see what’s happening download the  Programme of Events including Camille O’Sullivan, Duckie Comes to Yorkshire, Kate Lycett and many more.

The Happy Valley Pride patron Peter Tatchell will be giving a talk at the Little Theatre on Saturday 11 August, 2:00pm-3:00pm discussing how the battle for LGBT+ rights was won, how it changed the LGBT+ mindset from victims to victors — and, in the process, how it made Britain a more liberal, tolerant society for everyone.

Tickets to this event are free and available on a first come, first served basis at Eventbrite.

Happy Valley Pride was born when local residents witnessed homophobic graffiti sprayed on a piece of tarpaulin by the Hebden Bridge Town Hall, during the summer of 2015. It was a stark reminder that there’s still work to be done – a casual phrase, that has been knocking around school playgrounds for decades, it was none-the-less shocking, simply because it is still in use in our seemingly, tolerant and open-minded community.

For more information email info@happyvalleypride.com phone 01422 400 406 or call into Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

 

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