Crompton Place Shopping Centre to host Bolton Pride information station
Tickets for the event can be purchased at shopping centre from this weekend
Crompton Place Shopping Centre is the information hub for Bolton Pride event-goers to find out about the fantastic festivities and activities happening round town and to snap up tickets for this week’s event.
With four days of top entertainment, live music, motivational speakers, film night, a candlelit vigil and the official rainbow light switch on of the Town Hall taking place between Friday 29 September and Monday 2 October, Bolton will be out in full force in celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.
In the lead up to – and during – Bolton Pride, volunteers and team members will be located at the former Miss-Tempted unit behind Subway at the shopping centre, where visitors will be able to get their hands on free and paid for tickets to the highly anticipated event. Paula Wood, Centre Manager at Crompton Place, said the centre was looking forward to being part of Pride, which is now in its fourth year.
She said: “We are very proud to be part of Bolton Pride as it brings the many wonderful, extraordinary, caring, strong and fun-loving people from the local area and beyond together for a very important cause.
“The event is about unity and enjoying great entertainment, but it’s also a significant opportunity for raising awareness and educating people about what it means to identify as LGBT,” said Paula.
Bolton Pride attracted more than 1,500 visitors last year and is fast becoming an unmissable date in the town’s calendar. The event co-founder, James Edgington, said he was thrilled to have the support of Crompton Place. He commented: “Pride is an unashamed festival of diversity and it’s amazing to see how much it has grown over the last few years.
“We are so grateful to Paula at Crompton Place as her generosity in providing a space for us will do wonders in helping reach a wider cross section of the community and informing everyone about the incredible line-up we have planned this year.
“It means a lot to us that so many have wholeheartedly embraced pride and shows attitudes are shifting and our differences are gradually becoming less important,” said James. “We’re very excited to celebrate love with the wonderful people of Bolton.”
“Tickets are expected to sell out quickly so we do encourage people to visit Crompton Place as soon as they can to avoid disappointment,” added James.
Bolton Pride will be taking place across various locations across the town and Crompton Place will also be launching a social media competition in due course, where one lucky winner will receive tickets to the event.
Paula concluded that Pride was not to be missed: “If people haven’t been to the event before I thoroughly recommended popping down to the centre and meeting the organisers. They have put together a brilliant programme of events together and I imagine it’s going to be the best one to date.”
Information and tickets for Bolton Pride – which takes place from Friday 28 September until Monday 2 October – are available from the former Miss Tempted unit behind Subway at Crompton Place Shopping Centre. Please visit centre’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cromptonplacebolton for further details on the competition. The full Bolton Pride event schedule can be viewed at www.boltonpride.co.uk.
PIC CAP: Bolton Pride rolls into town this week for four days of entertainment, talks and live music.