Thank you to everyone who promoted, shared and attended our six fundraising events. Thank you to FindHrr, The Glass Bar, Bridge Girls Late, Labels, DownGirls and She Soho for hosting these events. We reached over 600 women who now all know that Pride in London is welcome and accepting to all LBQ women. In addition we raised £450*
* one further event's money still be come in so final number will be slightly higher.
NO RAIN ON OUR PARADEA very quick note to say that there is a slight chance of rain/drizzle on Saturday. Don't let this stop us having fun! We will have umbrellas, a waterproof amp, singers, comedians and a great time!!
(And all the more reason to get in a cheeky pre-parade warm up drink beforehand!)
If you are on Facebook, please tick attending on our march with us event; and again, please invite your LBQ friends, and allies so that we can really make an impact - we really appreciate it. Let's show that LBQ women are in London, we do matter, and there are lots of us!
- The parade meeting time is 12.00 - 12.30 at GROUP 4 at 55 Baker Street (we will be somewhere near the top of Baker Street - towards Marylebone road)
- Parade starts 13.00
- End of parade approx 15.00 (At Whitehall).
- 15.30 onwards - we have a special meal deal price at Labels women's restaurant
- 15.00 onwards - enjoy Pride! There's lots on!
- Visit our Proud Planet page for all the most up to date information
If you are having trouble finding us, please TEXT on the day (we won't be able to hear phone calls) to
Katie 07740358838 or Naomi 07903304304
What's happening during the parade?
We have an amp that will be playing a playlist of anthemic songs. Miri and Jade Ellis will be not only joining us to march but also to sing for us, Immani Love, erotic love poet will be seducing us with her words, and comedian Lara A King will be telling a few jokes.
We have stickers for you to plant on lovely women in the crowds, and cheerful banners to carry.
After the march - line your stomach with our amazing offer!
Please note, if you are hungry (which we know we are likely to be) Labels Restaurant and Lounge (Frith Street opposite Ronnie Scotts) is putting on a special pride menu for the day with excellent value prices just for us. And they have toilets. And cocktails. Food available for £10 a head:
- A burger & Beer or glass of wine
- Sharing Platter for 4 and a bucket of beers or bottle of Wine
- Sharing Platter for 2 & a beer or glass of wine
- Menus: http://www.labels-soho.co.uk/restaurant.html
Please note that unfortunately Labels Restaurant and Lounge is not an accessible venue. We tried to find a suitable accessible venue but were not successful.
What else is on after the Parade?
The Planet London App #MyPocketPlanet is the best place to keep up to date with all the women focused events. It has a special EXCLUSIVE calendar that lists all the women's events for Pride weekend only. It also has a loyalty card, that could earn you free drinks at Bar Titania.
Check out the Pride in London Website for full listings, or the Planet London website for women specific events.
Once we arrive at Whitehall everyone will disperse and all marchers are free to attend or meet up at their place/event of choice.
About Proud Planet
Planet London is working with the following LBQ events and venues to help raise money for Pride in London. The aim is to increase both the visbility and participation of women at Pride in London. Pride in London is hoping that LBQ women can together raise at least £15,000 towards the nearly £700,000 that it costs to run London's second biggest event of the year (the biggest is New Year's Eve). Proud Planet is the brand that Planet London uses when supporting the community.
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