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Leicester Pride takes to city’s streets

Published on Friday, August 31, 2018

DRIVERS are being warned of possible disruption this weekend as Leicester’s biggest event celebrating the LGBT community takes to the streets.

Leicester Pride 2018 will see thousands of people taking part in a loud and proud parade through the city centre on Saturday, September 1.

The parade will move through the city centre on its way to the main event held at Victoria Park.

The route will take in Rutland Street, Humberstone Gate, East Gates, High Street, Carts Lane, Loseby Lane, St Martins, Hotel Street, Horsefair Street, Market Street, Belvoir Street, King Street, De Montfort Street, University Road and finally Granville Road.

Rolling road closures and parking restrictions will take place to allow the parade to pass through the city.

Leicester Pride is the city’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender festival held at the beginning of September each year.

The event is free to attend, and features live singers, dancers and cabaret artists, along with funfair rides and games. About 10,000 people attend each year with more than 2,000 taking part in the parade.

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