On Saturday 24 and Sunday September 25, Bolton Town Hall will be glowing with pride.

Bolton Council will be bathing the town hall in rainbow-coloured light, a symbol of gay pride, to celebrate Bolton’s second Pride event.

The lighting will also provide the backdrop for a candlelit vigil, in support of victims of homophobia and hate crime, being held between 6pm and 8pm on Victoria Square.

 

The vigil will end the second ever Pride festival, being held between Friday 23 and Sunday 25 September. Other events that are part of the festival include, the Pride Diversity awards on Friday 23 September, a Pride parade and music stage in Victoria Square on Saturday 24 September and a Community Expo in Victoria Square on Sunday 25 September.

 

The Diversity awards and vigil will be attended by the Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Lynda Byrne.

 

The Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Lynda Byrne said: “We are pleased to be able to show our support for the second Pride festival to be held in Bolton. Bolton is an open, tolerant and friendly town which welcomes all faiths, backgrounds and sexualities and we hope that residents will all come along and take part in this festival.”

For more information on Bolton Pride, go to www.boltonpride.co.uk

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