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The UK’s largest FREE two-day Pride festivals on Saturday 28 May and Sunday 29th May 2011

Birmingham has, at its heart, a vibrant and multi-cultured gay community that welcomes visitors from throughout the UK and internationally.

Birmingham Pride is a weekend long LGBT festival held annually in the Gay Village on Hurst Street, Birmingham, England: held over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend – Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2011.

It is uniquely the largest FREE two day festival in the UK – and features a Carnival Parade through the city centre plus entertainment zones – including dance arena, main stage, cabaret marquee, funfair, community village green, central market street, and the friendliest street party.

The 2011 theme is ‘One World – One Love – One Community’bringing together all the celebratory elements of the festival for all to enjoy.

The theme is all about the friendly welcome the LGBT community prides itself on – no matter who or where you come from.

The festival is a welcoming place to come and celebrate the LGBT community – whether you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or straight.


The Community Village Green is back for 2011 and is set to be the best ever! It’s always a hugely popular element of Birmingham Pride, with a real sense of community.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing time with family and friends, the chance to take-a-break from partying and do some chilling-out, or you simply fancy getting active in the Community Games, and many more activities – the Community Village Green area is the place to be.


Launched from Victoria Square in Birmingham’s city centre at 12 noon on Saturday 28 May 2011, the Carnival Parade route will be our best and most visible procession through the city ever!

This year it will wind its way down Colmore Row, and include other streets like Bull Street, Temple Street, Colmore Row and New Street, before finishing right in the heart of the Gay Village area for festival-goers to continue the celebrations.

The theme this year is celebrating ‘One Love – One World – One community’. The message will be evident in the parade, which will see hundreds of people making their way through the streets on foot, alongside a large number of superbly decorated motorised trucks.

And then the night begins, music playing on the nightingale’s stage with some top class acts preforming; remember JO O’MEARA from S Club 7? Well she’s going to be preforming and who would want to miss that!

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Ok, it may be Pride that you’re coming for, but you’ve still got to eat, drink and sleep (oh, and shop!). At Hatters we can cover the sleeping problem. Why not get in contact with us and hear about some of our great deals.


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