Sports, activities and unique shopping experiences all on offer at the Northern Pride

Northern Pride has revealed what will be on offer at the Community Village during this year’s event.
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Visitors will be able to get involved in sports, activities, health and wellbeing sessions and unique shopping experiences within the Community Village at Northern Pride.

There will also be a host of entertainment as the Curious Arts Stage returns to the event at Newcastle’s Town Moor over the weekend of July 22 and 23.

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Organsiers have stated that the Community Villasge will be at the heart of this year’s event, which is free to attend thanks to support from the North of the Tyne Combined Authority.

Acts such as drag artists, DJs and fitness instructors will all be appearing on the Curious Arts Stage across the weekend, with Lady Bushra, a British-Asian drag comedian and podcaster, and Amy Langdown, a Newcastle-based writer, facilitator, producer and artist, leading the line up.

Northern Pride is set to return to Newcastle on July 22 and 23. Photo: Sorted PR.Northern Pride is set to return to Newcastle on July 22 and 23. Photo: Sorted PR.
Northern Pride is set to return to Newcastle on July 22 and 23. Photo: Sorted PR.

Ste Dunn, the director of the festival, has expressed his gratitude for the support that has been shown to Northern Pride.

He commented: “Being able to let everyone access the Community Village for free and all of the activities which are taking place there, has only been possible because of the generosity of the North of Tyne Combined Authority and we can’t thank them enough.

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“I’m really excited to be able to bring to life this vision we had that Pride must be free at the point of access for all, and with this support we’ve been able to deliver this, which will have as it’s focal point the Curious Arts Stage, back for its third year.”

Jamie Driscoll, the North of Tyne elected Metro Mayor, stated that the combined authority has aimed to make the event welcoming for everyone.

He added: “Pride is a reminder of the power of ordinary people standing together in defiance of those who seek to divide us.

“There’s never been a more important time to come together to celebrate equality and inclusivity of everyone under the rainbow - regardless of race, sexuality or gender identity.

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“We wanted to help make this event truly welcoming to all. I’m so glad we could contribute some cash to make the Northern Pride Community Village accessible to everyone regardless of income.”

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This year’s Northern Pride will see activities and specific sessions running across the entire weekend rather than being limited to one of the two days.

This includes the Family and Youth Zone and the Sports and Active Live Zone, where there will be a host of family-friendly activities.

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The Community Village will also have a a Health and Wellbeing section where a range of support services and health testing will be available.

Full details of all of the events across the weekend are available at or via the free Northern Pride app.

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