London: Pride festival 2017
WhenThursday 29 June 2017
The festival started on Saturday 24 June and runs until Sunday 9 July. The main events, including the parade, take place on Saturday 8 July.
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Portland Place, London
The NUJ is encouraging all members to come along and support London Pride.
The full range of events for the festival are listed online on the Pride in London website.
NUJ member can get wrist-bands for the festival parade on Saturday 8 July because they are a member of the union. They will be allocated on a first come first served basis and as part of the Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU) bloc on the parade in section E. The wrist-bands will be given out on the day by the Equity rep at the festival. You need to arrive at the allocated time and ask for the FEU/Equity rep.
All people in the parade must have a wristband. The only entry into the parade area is at the top of Portland Place, where Portland Place meets Park Crescent. People who will be part of the parade are called 'walking groups' and they will have a restricted arrival time between 13.30-14.15 on the day.
Walking groups (this includes people on a float as well as the official paraders) should arrive between 13:30 and 14:15. Please arrive during this window, only. If you arrive early you may not be admitted into the parade section. If people arrive late, they may be asked to move to the back of the parade, as it may not be possible to pass through to the allocated parade section.
If you are unable to secure a wrist-band or do not want to form part of the parade then we would still encourage you to attend and support the event along with other festival goers.
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