UK Black Pride set for Haggerston Park in the summer

Black pride is coming to Haggerston Park this year. Picture: Black Pride

Black pride is coming to Haggerston Park this year. Picture: Black Pride - Credit: Archant

The UK Black Pride festival will be held at Haggerston Park for the first time this summer.

The free event will take place on Sunday 7 July, celebrating LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent.

The move to Hackney will enable UK Black Pride – which attracted 7,000 attendees to its 2018 showing in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens – to host a larger crowd.

Included among festivities on the day are music concerts, interactive performances, panel discussions and poetry readings.

Co-founder and executive director of UK Black Pride, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, said: “We are so energised by Hackney’s diversity, historical significance as a welcoming place for people from such a broad range of diasporas and the wonderfully enthusiastic response from local government.”

Applications are now open for this year’s performers, stalls, food vendors and volunteers.