UK BLACK PRIDE
UK Black Pride returns on Sunday 7 July, 2019 and to mark UK Black Pride’s continued growth, the celebration moves to a larger location: Haggerston Park in east London. The team has been working hard to find a new home for UK Black Pride and have taken into consideration accessibility, public transport links, diversity of the local area and the borough’s historical significance.
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, co-founder and executive director of UK Black Pride:
“We’ve had a really good run in Lambeth and are grateful to the local council, public services like police, TfL, ambulance services and of course the residents who helped make our annual celebrations so successful. We’re excited to work with Hackney Council, the Mayor of Hackney and local residents and businesses to bring UK Black Pride to east London this summer. 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.”
More information about what to expect on the day will be forthcoming. In the meantime, applications are open for stalls, food vendors, performers and volunteers, as well as for the wellbeing and workshop area, where a separate and smaller stage is perfect for panel discussions, interactive performances and poetry readings.