More than 10,000 through gates at Pride

By Barrie Hudson - 12 August 2021

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The organisers of Swindon & Wiltshire Pride have thanked everybody who made it a success.

The Town Gardens were transformed into a sea of colour to celebrate the return of the Swindon LGBTQ+ event. 
Headliners East 17 and Veronica Green from Drag Race UK wowed the crowd, with Nationwide Building Society returning as the main sponsors.
Over 10 thousand people attended this year’s festival throughout the day, and organisers say the event was a big success.
Chair Jo Sharpe said: “It was such a special feeling to be back in the park again, and to show off the exciting plans we’ve been working on for so long. We had to make a few changes to keep everyone as safe as possible, but I want to thank all the volunteers who remain vital to the event’s success, our fantastic sponsors, and everyone who has helped us to make the event a triumph.”
New additions this year included a Family Circus Zone, a Wellness Tent and the introduction of British Sign Language interpreters.
Jo said: “We have worked hard to ensure the event continues to be accessible for all, and this year we were delighted to be able to work with Performance Interpreting to enable sign language users to come together and enjoy the magic of Pride with family and friends.”
The Swindon & Wiltshire Pride website is

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