Online celebration to mark Pride in Trafford 2020

13 May 2020 09:29
Published by: Scott Callan

This coming weekend would have seen Waterside and Trafford celebrate its second Pride in Trafford festival. The five-day event of live performances and exhibitions has been cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis.

However, organisers have not announced they are taking ‘Pride Inside’ from Thursday May 14 until Sunday May 17 - with a small scale digital version for audiences to enjoy and experience in the safety and comfort of their own homes.
All events are free but there is the opportunity for audiences to contribute to Waterside’s ‘Pay It Forward’ campaign.

Online donations made for select Pride Inside shows will go towards paying for future theatre tickets - once Waterside reopens - for NHS workers and their families, many of whom have had to sacrifice quality family time during the Covid-19 crisis.

Waterside venue manager Darren Adams said: “We were so hugely disappointed when, like so many others, we had to take the difficult decision to cancel our live five-day Pride in Trafford event.

“But we are so excited to be able to offer just a small taste of what the festival had in store and believe that our alternative and digital micro ‘Pride Inside’ version reflects the same key mission and ethos to explore and celebrate LGBTQ+ life, identity and culture and offer a vital platform and voice for queer artists.

“We hope you enjoy the online festival and we look forward to welcoming you all (in person) to Pride in Trafford 2021.”

To find out what’s on offer during the event visit


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