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Silloth Rotary Celebrates Successful First Pride

Photo Vivian Russell

On Saturday 29th June Silloth Rotary Club held the first ever Silloth Pride event on Silloth Green.

1,000’s of people flocked to Silloth Green to help celebrate the LGBT+ community.

The day was started off by Malcolm Grainger deputy mayor of Allerdale welcoming everyone and wishing the day success.

Photo Vivian Russell

The Green as awash with colour as the crowds headed to the stage to enjoy a full day of entertainment, which started with the amazing Willow Jarvis. There was seven hours of entertainment including Mama Sang and the Robot, Jewels of the Dessert belly dancers and much more.

Photo Vivian Russell

The fun didn’t stop there with circus skills workshops, graffiti and dance workshops, local crafts, support from the local emergency services including the police and crime commissioner who said “It was a brilliant event” and fun fair.

Sue Hayman MP also joined in the “carnival atmosphere” as she described and took to the stage to say a few words about the event.

Photo Vivian Russell

One of the organisers Owen Martin, President of Silloth Rotary club said “ What a fabulous day we’ve had for our first Silloth Pride. We have seen overwhelming support from all over the country and it was great to see some people who where once sceptical of the event on the Green joining with this great diverse celebration. Thanks to everyone who helped and supported the event, making it the success it was.”

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