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Keep up to date... You can keep right up to date with all the Pride events by visiting our website at:

WELCOME to Exeter Pride Exeter Pride is a celebration of our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans communities. It is about us having pride in our contributions to a vibrant and diverse city, and the city having pride in us.

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The Trustees Chair Secretary Treasurer

This guide contains everything you need to know about the day’s events, from a map of the parade route to details about the events at the Exeter Phoenix and much more... Throughout the day you’ll see people sporting T-shirts with the Exeter Pride crew motif and logo. These are the people who have worked so hard to make this event possible, so do chat to them. They know when, where and what is going on and are there to help. They are also quite nice! A massive thank you to all those who have made this event possible, from the generous sponsors to the splendid volunteers who have given up their time and energy to be part of the team. You know who you are! Have a great day and enjoy!

Parade Co-Ordinator Entertainment Co-Ordinator

Website and Official Guide design & layout Panel Co-ordinator Minute Secretary ...and to all the volunteers, too many to mention, who help to make pride a success...THANKS!

Alan Quick Chair Exeter LGBT Pride Commitee


Health and Safety Information for Pride at exeter phoenix The Exeter Pride 2012 Trustees & Committee want you to have a fun filled, but safe day. In order for you to fully enjoy your day, please familiarise yourself with the following points whilst at the Exeter Phoenix: ● Know where the nearest fire exits are. In the event that a fire alarm sounds, please make your way to the nearest exit calmly, listen to the pride volunteers and Exeter Phoenix staff and do as they ask you. If you are in a workshop or debate, please follow the instructions of the workshop/debate leader. ● If you discover a fire, please activate the nearest fire alarm point and advise a Pride volunteer or a member of the Phoenix staff member, then evacuate the building. ● If at any time during the day, you are in need of First Aid, please make your way to the Box Office if you are able, or get the attention of one of our volunteers or a member of staff. PRIDE VOLUNTEERS WILL BE VISIBLE BY THE DISTINCT T-SHIRTS THEY ARE WEARING. We are here to ensure you have a great day, so please use us!

Thank you very much and have a Fabulous and safe Pride 2012. We are proud to be supported by our sponsors

With thanks also to:

Thank you for being part of Exeter pride 2012


Events listings Pride FUSION Fundraiser

The Pride parade

The Vaults Bar & Club, Gandy Street. From 9pm

St. Sidwells Centre, Sidwell Street. 11.30am

Join DJ Neil for a fun Pride fundraiser night. All proceeds to Exeter Pride. FREE entry & drinks promos.

Kicking off the main event, It’s the pride parade! Congregate at The St Sidwells Centre from 11am for the annual parade through the City. Led by the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service and with Street Heat Samba Band.

Lemmy out disco!

Finishing at The Exeter Phoenix where the days main events will commence.

The Lemongrove, Cornwall House, University campus. 9pm - 2am A new LGBT night on university campus for the whole community! £3 before 11pm, £4 after. £1 from all ticket sales will go to Pride!

The main Event

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street. Midday- 11pm All Events are FREE and there’s a FREE pride goody bag for the first 500 people!

WOW: Pre-pride disco Bombay Bills, The Old Malt house, Bartholomew St. East. 8pm - 1am Women on Wednesdays host their prepride party night with a live stand-up show by comedian Rosie Wilby, followed by a disco. Tickets £5.00

Pre-pride party night The Vaults Bar & Club, Gandy Street. From 9pm Your host, DJ Ollie B presents live on stage, Drag Queen Ezmee. Get yourself in the pride mood! Door: £3.00

PRIDE MARKETPLACE. Midday-4pm With information about local LGBT Services and local businesses/stallholders selling their lovely wares, from bathbombs to condoms- It’s all here! THE PRIDE PANEL. 1pm-2pm Chaired by Dr Deborah Reed of Exeter College, this year the big debate will be exploring “LGBT representations in the media” exploring the inclusion of LGBT images in the media. Come to listen or have your say. With panel members from the likes of the BBC’s Diversity Manager and talented Comedian Rosie Wilby. PRIDE PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO. 12-4pm Update your Gaydar profile pic? Or maybe just snap a memento of Pride 2012? Pride is lucky this year to have two AMAZING professional photographers, Gus McEwan and Katherine Fyfe. LEGAL WORKSHOP. 2pm-3pm Employment Law. Come talk to our friends at Cartridges for this free legal workshop.


Exeter pride 2012 The main Event (cont.) SAME SEX STRICTLY BALLROOM! 1pm3pm Get your dance card out and put your best foot forward for the Strictly Ballroom workshop followed by Latin dance workshop. TRANS WOMEN’S WORKSHOP. 3pm4pm A workshop exploring ‘image’ for trans women with local business TrueYou. BURLESQUE! From 2.30pm Oww, fancy! Come and have a go with Kinky & Quirky, the Devon based Burlesque funsters! DRUMMING WORKSHOP. 1pm-3pm

Pride Candlelit Vigil Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street. 8pm New to Pride this year and to round off the celebrations, we pause to reflect and remember. All are welcome to this quiet moment to remember someone you have lost. Be it from AIDS or in war, a family member or friend. Whatever your personal reason is, then please join us. PLEASE NOTE: This will not be a religious event. A candle will be supplied for you.

A firm favourite since pride began, it’s back by popular demand! First the boys then the girls. ZUMBA! 3pm-4pm Combining Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. Get yourself limbered up for the evening’s festivities! FAMILY SATURDAY. 1pm-4pm Come and join the Exeter Phoenix learning department and create a bright colourful banner for the festival, this is a free drop in but donations are welcome. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. Live music with bands, singers and musicians in the Exeter Phoenix auditorium plus DJs on the Terrace at Exeter Phoenix until 11pm. (Please check website for full lineup of DJ’s and Bands) Timings and room locations will be confirmed on the day, all times above are a rough guide and are subject to change

Pride karaoke The Vaults Bar & Club, Gandy Street. 9.30pm Join DJ Ollie B for Spot Prize Karaoke. One lucky singer will win a Mountain bike! FREE Entry.

These listings are correct at time of printing, however are subject to change. For the very latest up to date info, please check the website at: www.exeterpride.co.uk


The future of exeter Pride We hope you enjoy the events and activities which have been organised as part of this year. In the future the trustees and organising committee are looking to not only raise funds to ensure Exeter Pride continues as an annual event but will also be organising other events and activities during the year. For example, following the success of the recent Ceilidh fundraiser, we plan for such events to be held on a regular basis. Kino Queerling show films on a regular basis at the Exeter Phoenix. Films are shown in the Exeter Phoenix Cafe Bar starting at 8.30pm, usually on a Monday evening. There is no charge but donations to Exeter Pride are always welcomed. Exeter Pride also hopes to recognise such occasions as IDAHO Day and organise more LGBT-related activities and events. We’ll also be organising regular fundraising events, selling glo-sticks and holding fundraising nights at Vaults Bar and Club. Other fundraising activities proposed include a dog show, nearly new sale and raising funds by helping out at the Matford, Exeter car boot sale. Finally, if you would like to volunteer or get involved in any fundraising or would like to find out more information or become a new member then you can find out when meetings are by filling out the form on the website. Please get in touch and get involved.

It is your Pride event and you can make a real contribution. For more information on all the above and to keep up to date with everything throughout the year, see the Exeter Pride website and Exeter Pride Facebook page.

www.exeterpride.co.uk /exeterpride


The Pride prize tombola! This year we have a fantastic Pride Tombola where you can win some amazing prizes donated by local businesses, which we would like to thank for their kind donations. You can purchase a ticket (look out for them in the marketplace) for just £1.00 which will go directly to Exeter Pride... this helps to keep Pride a free event and gives you the chance to WIN! GOOD LUCK. A full list of the prizes and other competitions will be available on the day and here are just some of the local businesses that have kindly contributed…A HUGE PRIDE THANKS TO YOU ALL!

Buy your pride wristband for just £2.50 from the Marketplace in the Exeter Phoenix and wear it on the day for some great discounts in and around town. See our website for more details on the venues involved and the offers they have. Your wristband will more than pay for itself and you’ll be donating to Pride, which will make you feel EPIC!


The Exeter Pride 2012 parade will depart from St. Sidwells Centre at 11.30 am, gather there from 11am. Exeter Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr. Kevin Mitchell will start the parade, which will be led by the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service along with Street Heat Samba Beats. This will be Exeter’s biggest Pride Parade to date, so join us as we proudly walk the route through the heart of the city, carrying the 50 metre rainbow flag! The parade will finish at the Exeter Phoenix, where the day’s main events will begin. Please follow the guidence of the parade stewards who are there to ensure your safety and enjoyment of the parade event.


Exeter Pride Official Guide 2012  

The Official Exeter pride Guide 2012. with all the information you need for a great Pride. Including Events, The future of Pride, Prize Tomb...

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