Get ready for Kirklees Pride 2022

Kirklees Pride

Kirklees will be hosting its very first Kirklees Pride celebration on 9 July 2022! It is set to be a day of fun activities, celebration and live entertainment.

This year, the main activities taking place will be on King Street and at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield Town Centre.

Councillor Will Simpson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees said:

Pride is about challenging the hate and prejudice faced by the LGBTQ+ community, celebrating our local LGBTQ+ culture, and amplifying their voices.

This year, we are proud to be hosting events which have been organised by the council’s LGBTQ+ employee network. I want to give my heartfelt thanks to them for all their hard work and dedication in making this happen.

We want to see Kirklees Pride continue to grow across our towns and villages in the years to come and to see that led by our community.

Kirklees is Proud – and we make no apologies for showing it.

What’s on Saturday 9 July

As well as rainbow flags, face-painting, and live music, there will also be a poetry and art workshop at the Lawrence Batley Theatre (LBT). As well as, an evening performance of Pride in Kirklees showcasing live music and an uplifting session from Stephanie Hirst.

Take a look at what’s coming up for Kirklees Pride 2022.

Head to the Lawrence Batley Theatre at 12:30pm. Kirklees Pride 2022 will be opened with speeches from the event organisers and elected members.

From 12:30, King Street in Huddersfield Town Centre will be a hive of activity! There will be stall holders, an interactive police car and fire engine. As well as, all-day live entertainment.

The fun continues into the Courtyard of the Lawrence Batley Theatre (LBT). There will be Children’s face painting, children’s entertainment and stall holders. There will also be live entertainment hour-by-hour from The Rain Queens, Slaithwaite Brass Band and other local artists.

In the Attic Theatre of the LBT there will be art workshops, and free HIV testing from the Brunswick Centre.

Head over to the LBT Cellar where you’ll find an LGBTQ+ poetry workshop. You can expect a live poetry reading by James Nash, and LGBTQ+ Storytime.

From 5:30pm enjoy an evening of Pride in Kirklees with special guest star Stephanie hirst in Believe Achieve. Book your free tickets for this event at the LBT’s box office as limited spaces will be available on the day.

You will also get the first sneak peak at Kirklees Museum and Galleries’ new exhibition on The Day the World Came to Huddersfield. The exhibition looks back to 1981 when London Pride came all the way up to Huddersfield to stand with the LBTQ+ community at the time.

Kirklees Pride 2022 will finish in a bang with the official after-part being held at Rain Bar in Huddersfield from 8:30pm.