Oswestry is ready to celebrate its first ever Pride Celebration throughout June 2024. The town will be host to events and workshops to promote inclusivity and foster a sense of community.

The inaugural Oswestry Pride launch event will take place 1st June at Oswestry’s Climate Action Hub on Bailey Street and promises to be an event filled with creativity, acceptance, and celebration with the festivities heating up on the 15th of June with Oswestry’s first ever Pride Parade aiming to bring together all members of the community to show their support for Oswestry’s thriving LGBTQ+ community. There will be a Pride Picnic in Cae Glas Park featuring live performances from The Derwen Dance Crew, Identity School of Dance, poets and performers and a variety of stalls from LGBTQ+ creators, business owners and local groups and charities. An Oswestry Pride Programme, sponsored by Santander, showcasing the full list of events and workshops on offer will be available soon.

The Oswestry Pride celebrations aim to create a safe and welcoming place for members of Oswestry’s LGBTQ+ community, their friends, families, and allies. It will serve as a platform to raise awareness, promote education, and encourage open dialogue about the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community with a range of workshops and talks throughout the month with thanks to their local sponsor Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors.

The Oswestry Pride Committee, a grassroots group of volunteers, said “Oswestry Pride would not be possible without the dedication and support of the local businesses, community organisations and enthusiastic volunteers who have come together to make the events a reality.  We have been incredibly impressed by Oswestry’s commitment to inclusivity. The support offered has been truly commendable and Oswestry should feel proud. We invite everyone to join us for Oswestry’s first ever Pride celebration and be part of this historic moment. It is Oswestry’s Pride, and we welcome everyone to come together to celebrate our wonderfully diverse town. Together we can create a future where everyone lives safely together with mutual respect, tolerance, and acceptance”.

If you would like to be involved in Oswestry Pride visit www.linktr.ee/oswestrypride or contact oswestrypride@gmail.com

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alex River Clarke at oswestrypride@gmail.com