Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Pride

A lovely hot sunny Saturday 6th at the Pride parade in Brighton....

Around 300,000 people attended according to the tv news.  We had a good view by the clock tower where we could see the procession coming towards us on one side and heading out to Preston Park on the other and later we moved down towards the  sea front and got a kerbside view.


Pride is a celebration of diversity and is attended by many revellers expressing themselves freely, everyone had a great time. 


Plenty of colour, noise and fun.... all heading off to Preston Park for music and celebration. I took lots of film but haven't been able to upload - there is loads on Youtube though if you want to see more.


The police brought in concrete blocks and closed roads off to ensure our safety.  Terrorism is always in the back of my mind unfortunately but there was a strong police presence and they had everything very well controlled, they also took part in the parade along with the ambulance and fire services.


even the traffic controllers were having fun

So many floats and revellers it would be impossible to show them all.



The afternoon was spent eating chips on the beach and drinking cider at several pubs.  We were home in time to get the last of the sunshine in our back garden!  A great day out.
(news coverage here if you would like to see more)

Back soon with some silk painting fun.



12 comments:

  1. Very bright and colorful! Chips sound yummy!
    I'm looking forward to the watercolor photos, too!

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  2. Sounds fun. I am happy no bad event happened as seems someone wants to shoot at events nowadays.

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    1. Yes, Rose, times have changed and we have to be alert wherever we are these days.

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  3. I used to love Birmingham Pride until they introduced a £25 admission fee. Brighton's Pride looks fantastic, full of colour, good spirits and fun. I love the traffic sign! xxx

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    1. You should come next year Vix, it was fabulous there are two travelodges there (and two Spoons) - so annoyed my videos won't load. There was the usual saturday second hand market going on in the lanes also.

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  4. 300,000 is a lot of people. All I could think about is "what about a loo? How far to the loo?"

    Glad you had fun and looking forward to seeing what you are painting!

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    1. plenty of loo stops! I plan all my days out by loo stops! one at the train station, numerous pubs, waterstones bookshop, quaker meeting house, Mcdonalds to name a few!

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  5. What a beautiful day to celebrate!! :)

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    1. Hello MrsDM, I couldn't find your blog - if you have one let me know as I would like to visit and say hello. Thanks for visiting, it was indeed btw a beautiful celebration in many ways, there were some marriages down by the seafront and so many people able to completely feel at ease being themselves.

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  6. Diversity should be celebrated without prejudice. Would rather howl with laughter in their company than listen to the howls of outrage by people who ought to know better.Glad you had a great day.xxx

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  7. Wonderful day & glorious weather Betty. I did laugh at the Traffic info sign .. just so delightful. Look forward to your silk paintings.

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