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Bury Times: Bury Pride 2018

April 7th, 2018

burypride18dBury Pride 2018: Town celebrates equality and diversity

Rainbow flags flew proudly across the town centre as the march towards equality continued at Bury Pride.

Hundreds of people turned out at the town hall draped in the familiar colours to celebrate diversity event during its second year.

burypride18cThe day began with the seventh Walking Rainbow parade through the streets before guests were treated to an array of musical performances and speeches, including from singer and actress Toyah Willcox, who headlined the show.

The outdoor stage also hosted The Manchester Gay and Lesbian Chorus, Divas in Denial, fire eaters and Utopia UK, who were all compèred by Miss Sal Ford.

And LGBT groups and other organisations set up stalls and chatted to people about the day.

Bury Pride was launched last year with the aim of bringing people out on to the streets to celebrate equality and diversity.

• Continue reading – see more photos, and watch a short clip of Toyah performing today – at Bury Times.

• Earlier Toyah tweeted: “On my way to BURY PRIDE….the band are on at 5pm to close the day with TOYAH HITS and fun, fun, fun!” (Photo © Nigel Taggart/Bury Times)


My News Desk: Toyah Headlining Bury Pride 2018

March 25th, 2018

burypride18aCelebrate as the Pride of Bury comes to town

The second Bury Pride takes place on Saturday 7 April and promises to be another fun-packed celebration of diversity.

Pop icon Toyah Willcox is the headline attraction on this colourful occasion which features music, food, entertainment and a walking rainbow through the town centre. Tickets for Bury Pride are free and are available at, where you can also download the Pride Programme with all the information about the sponsors and the activities during the day.

The main stage, outside Bury Town Hall: Headlining will be Toyah Willcox who will be performing with a full band. The outdoor stage will also host the Manchester Gay and Lesbian Chorus, Divas in Denial, Laura Jane Butler as Amy Winehouse and fire eaters Utopia UK, all compered by our host Miss Sal Ford.

• Continue reading at Bury Council – My News Desk. Visit Toyah’s 2018 Gig Diary at for all confirmed dates and appearances.