WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN OUR PRIDE DAY CELEBRATIONS AT THE OVAL BANDSTAND! 🏳️🌈⚧💖
Please register for a free ticket to get priority access*. Tickets are limited to 4 per person.
Ticket link here from outsavvy
PROGRAMME (timings announced nearer the time)
11am – 4pm
- 11am – Helen Ramsorrun hosts Family Story Time
- 11.15am – Boogie bounce dance class with Kanndiss Riley
- 11.45am – Stage Door Arts – dance performance
- 12pm – New Adventures, Doorsteps Duet – dance performance
- 12.30pm – Neptunes Choir
- 1pm – 2pm – JazBazMaz Drag Energy workshop
- 2pm – 3.30pm – MX MARGATE – alternative queer beauty pageant with incredible judges and performance!
- 3.30pm – Social Singing Choir
3.45pm – RALLY with speakers: Max from Not A Phase; Rob Yates, Deputy Mayor of Margate; Aderonke Apata from African Rainbow Family & Sue Sanders, founder of LGBT+ History Month and legendary activist.
- 4pm – dismantle the bandstand and take decorations in the parade >>>>>
- 4.30pm – PARADE! everyone welcome – register here!everyone welcome – register here!
ACCESSIBILITY AT THE BANDSTAND
- Ramped access
- Accessible toilet + baby changing
- MobiLoo w/ hoist & attendant
- Gender Neutral Toilets
- BSL interpreter
- Welfare Lead + Volunteers on hand
- First aid cover + welfare tent
As long as they’re on a lead, we’re now allowed dogs in the bandstand! WOOF.
The kiosk in the bandstand will be serving drinks (including alcohol) and snacks.
You are permitted to bring picnics but please use the bins provided. No alcohol is allowed to be brought in the bandstand – it will be removed.
Picnics are allowed on the Lawns surrounding the bandstand, but strictly NO BBQs . It is a Public Space Protection Order Area, so needs to be done with respect for neighbours and nature! Which we should all do anyway!
The GRASS Bar operates a Challenge 25 Policy. If you look under 25 please do not be offended if we ask you for proof of age when you purchase alcohol. Please bring proof of ID to show you are over 18.
The Oval Kiosk and Bar preferred payment method is card and contactless.
Strictly NO GLASS allowed into the bandstand.
We would love you to also join the parade! Please register here and check out our guidance and code of conduct. www.margatepride.org.uk/parade/
If you want to attend in a group please email email@example.com If you have access needs, please also email firstname.lastname@example.org
SITE RULES AND CONDITIONS
Please note failure to comply with any site rules could result in refused entry or immediate removal from the event.
The Oval Bandstand & Lawns is a licensed venue all children and persons under 18 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult to enter the bandstand events.
No bicycles, e-scooters are allowed in the bandstand there are limited bicycle stands at the entrance.
Margate Pride is a DIY grassroots Pride and cannot happen without our wonderful volunteers! There are several roles that need filling, and you play an essential part of the day!
For Pride day on 13th August, we have several shifts at the bandstand. Roles include welcoming people at the ticket desk; directing people to the welfare tent if needed; smiling; answering questions; encouraging people to complete our essential feedback forms; dancing; helping with litter picking and directing visitors to bins! spreading joy and petting dogs.
We also need stewards in the parade! You will receive training beforehand (via zoom session) and a briefing on the day as well as being fed & watered : )
*Tickets do not guarantee access but you will be prioritised. There are refreshments available inside the bandstand and toilet facilities, including disabled access. Once you exit the bandstand you are not guaranteed re-entry. It depends on whether capacity is reached.
As a condition of attending and purchasing tickets for the event, participants agree the following waiver:
I acknowledge and agree that I participate in Margate Pride at my own risk. I release and indemnify Margate Pride CIC and GRASS Cliftonville CIC, organisations or corporations associated directly or indirectly with the conduct of the event, from and against all claims, liabilities, injury, loss or damage I may suffer or incur arising from or connected with my participation in this event.
I grant full permission for the organisers and media to use photographs, film or video footage of me participating in Margate Pride CIC event and surrounding activities, promotion of this or similar events in the future or in relation to relevant fundraising activities.