Happy Valley Pride celebrates LGBTQIA+ life in Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Mytholmroyd and surrounding areas.
The Big Day Out takes place on Saturday 29 July in Calder Holmes Park from 11am to 6pm. Headlining the event is Ginny Lemon and Sister Sister from RuPaul’s Drag Race. There will also be singers, speakers, DJ’s, a craft stall, face painting, activities for kids, a well-being and info hub, food and drink stalls and the ‘pink pooch dog parade’. The day starts with an hour-long mini-Pride, produced by LGBTQIA+ young people from Calderdale.
Other highlights include:
- Acclaimed singer/songwriter and patron of Happy Valley Pride, Horse McDonald performing at Hope Baptist Church in Hebden Bridge on Thursday 27 July at 7.30pm.
- Cabaret double bill with David Hoyle and Ginger Johnson at The Trades Club on Friday 28 July at 7.30pm.
- Famous London club night Duckie in collaboration with The Cocoa Butter Club at The Trades Club on Saturday 29 July at 9pm.
- Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell will discuss the power of Pride with a free talk on Saturday 29 July at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre at 3pm.
- Poetry and spoken word are celebrated with Fluid, featuring Jackie Kay and Clare Shaw, on Wednesday 26 July at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre at 7.30pm.
- The festival starts with The Big Bingo Show on Monday 24 July at The Old Gate in Hebden Bridge at 7pm.
The full programme is now available online here.