A Month of Pride for the People of Nailsea

Pride Month is an annual event, where LGBT+ members and allies come together to celebrate their culture, heritage, and the vibrant communities that they belong to. All are welcome to join in the festivities, looking back on decades of positive movements in LGBT+ civil rights and public understanding.

We pride Nailsea on being an open and inclusive place for anyone, and this year we’re showing that by supporting the festivities of Pride Month.

What is Pride Month?

Pride Month 2024 will last from Saturday 1st of June to Sunday 30th of June. Over this time, you will be able to find many activities to take part in – both in Nailsea, and throughout the rest of the Bristol area and North Somerset.

June is the month for Pride as it marks the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. These riots were a series of equal rights demonstrations, held by the LGBT+ community to fight against oppression – a response to violent police raids on LGBT+ establishments in New York in June 1969. This motion is widely considered to be a turning point for LGBT+ civil rights.

Pride Month is a time for celebration and community. It values:

  • Diversity
  • People’s right to live how they choose without discrimination
  • Positivity
  • Equal rights

Although it’s a time to remember and celebrate the LGBT+ community in particular, all are welcome, and there are many fun activities for anyone to enjoy.

Celebrating Pride Month at The Ring O’ Bells

This year marks the inaugural Community Pride Event in Nailsea, co-hosted by the North Somerset LGBT+ Forum and the Ring O’ Bells. This is a community celebration of diversity and inclusion, and will have many events and activities that are fun for the whole family.

The event will occur on Saturday 8th June 2024, from 12pm to 6pm, at the Ring O’ Bells, 4 St. Mary’s Grove, Nailsea, BS48 4NQ. So mark the date in your calendar! It’s sure to be a great event, so you won’t want to miss out on it. There’s free entry, and you can enjoy a number of fun goings-on like:

  • Family fun events
  • Artisan stalls
  • Great activities
  • Entertainment
  • LGBT+ merch
  • Local charity support
  • Performers
  • Exciting acts
  • A bouncy castle
  • Stalls from local and independent sellers

All of this takes place in the lovely pub, garden, and activity room of the Ring O’ Bells. This pub is owned by a same-sex couple, Ian and Nathan Hammond, who are part of the LGBT+ community and are more than happy to share in this experience – bringing a sense of togetherness to the whole of Nailsea.

You can keep up with the Ring O’ Bells, alongside news of upcoming events and activities, by visiting their Facebook page.

The North Somerset LGBT+ Forum

The other host of the event is the North Somerset LGBT+ Forum. A registered charity since 2017, the Forum provides affordable – often free – activities, quiz nights, and general support to communities in North Somerset. We’re proud to join them as one of the communities hosting their exciting events!

If you’d like to learn more about the NSLGBT+ Forum, they have a promotional video which tells you more about what they do.

Other Events to Show Your Pride

Later in the month, there will be additional Community Pride Events held in the nearby towns of Portishead and Clevedon, on the 23rd and 29th of June respectively, in case you miss out on the event in Nailsea.

The North Somerset LGBT+ Forum also runs a number of weekly drop-in sessions and group meetings, as well as a monthly board game event, over in their home on Meadow Street. This provides an accessible, welcoming, and consistent space for members of the community to interact and engage with one another.

Pride Month in Nailsea 2024

If you’re after a day of fun activities, colourful events, and a number of other great festivities, then the Community Pride Event on the 8th of June is the place to be. Join in with the LGBT+ community and celebrate the diversity, inclusion, and accessibility of our local area.

Get in touch with Nailsea Town today if you have any questions, want to tell us about your experiences, or are hosting your own Pride Month event that you’d like people to know about! We look forward to seeing you down at the Ring O’ Bells.

Phone: 01275 855 277

Email: clerk@nailseatowncouncil.gov.uk


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