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PrideHappy Valley Pride Announce 2023 Programme

Tuesday, 11 July 2023

West Yorkshire's week-long queer arts festival, Happy Valley Pride, has announced the full programme for that runs from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 July.

Happy Valley Pride celebrates LGBTQIA+ life in Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Mytholmroyd and surrounding areas.

Throughout the week, there will be a variety of performers and a range of events including cabaret, comedy, movies, music and more.

The full programme is now available online at www.happyvalleypride.co.uk.

Some of the performers at Happy Valley Pride 2023

The Big Day Out takes place on Saturday 29 July in Calder Holmes Park from 11am to 6pm. Headlining the event is Ginny Lemon and Sister Sister from RuPaul's Drag Race. There will also be singers, speakers, DJ's, a craft stall, face painting, activities for kids, a well-being and info hub, food and drink stalls and the 'pink pooch dog parade'. The day starts with an hour-long mini-Pride, produced by LGBTQIA+ young people from Calderdale.

Horse McDonald in performance

Other highlights include:

  • Acclaimed singer/songwriter and patron of Happy Valley Pride, Horse McDonald performing at Hope Baptist Church in Hebden Bridge on Thursday 27 July at 7.30pm.
  • Cabaret double bill with David Hoyle and Ginger Johnson at The Trades Club on Friday 28 July at 7.30pm.
  • Famous London club night Duckie in collaboration with The Cocoa Butter Club at The Trades Club on Saturday 29 July at 9pm.
  • Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell will discuss the power of Pride with a free talk on Saturday 29 July at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre at 3pm.
  • Poetry and spoken word are celebrated with Fluid, featuring Jackie Kay and Clare Shaw, on Wednesday 26 July at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre at 7.30pm.
  • The festival starts with The Big Bingo Show on Monday 24 July at The Old Gate in Hebden Bridge at 7pm.

Further details and tickets for all events are available at www.happyvalleypride.co.uk  

Ginny Lemon and Sister Sister from RuPaul's Drag Race

Happy Valley Pride artistic director, Tim Whitehead said, "Happy Valley Pride returns this year to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community throughout the Calder valley and beyond. Members of our community are under attack locally and globally, so it is more important than ever to stand together, be proud and celebrate!

We have such a range of events and some very special guests. Bingo, movies, music, comedy, cabaret, poetry and of course our very popular dog show, there is something for everyone. Take a look and come along, we can't wait to see you!"

Full details of the line-up, including ticket information and booking links where applicable, are available on www.happyvalleypride.co.uk.