Wolves Pride this Saturday 30 September

The University is proud to be acting as one of the platinum sponsors of Wolves Pride, which will be taking place outside our own Ambika Paul Building, City Campus, on Saturday 30 September. With over 6,000 free tickets claimed already, this promises to be the biggest LGBT event in Wolverhampton’s history.

It will feature a broad range of music, live entertainment and performers, as well as a fantastic range of street food, bars, information stands, merchandise stalls, and a family area with fun activities for the children – including the ‘Big Howl’ Guinness World Record attempt. Headline acts include S Club and our own Pro-Chancellor and soul sensation Jaki Graham, and recent University graduate Amy G. The dance tent, hosted by Gorgeous Nightclub, will feature ILL PHIL, Lisa Sharred, Wayne H, James Ball b2b amd Mark Chapman.

The University will also be hosting the Wolves Pride Fringe in the Harrison Learning Centre, City Campus from 1 - 7pm. This will be a series of talks and discussions about LGBT history, culture and identity. Speaking at the event are:

  • Councillor Anwen Muston on the history of transpeople serving in the military
  • Caroline Paige, author of True Colours, on her experiences of transitioning whilst an officer in the Royal Air Force
  • Jack Sexsmith, pro-wrestler, about his experiences of being out as a pansexual
  • Darryl Griffiths, in-house film critic at the Light House, about LGBT+ representation in films 

The Fringe will also begin with a drinks reception to celebrate the launch of the LGBT Alliance and end with a special chance for local LGBT people and allies to take the stage. Whether you want to perform your art, speak your mind or do both at the same time, this is your chance! The full line-up can be found at https://www.wlv.ac.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity/events/#tabs-5

Professor Geoff Layer, Vice Chancellor, said: “As the ‘University of Opportunity’ we are always keen to work with our partners and neighbours for the betterment of the local community.  We believe that by supporting Wolves Pride we can ensure that everyone enjoys a fun event, which also affirms the importance that the city and the University places on LGBT Equality.  We are especially pleased that this event will fall within our Welcome to Wolves induction programme, and so it will be a unique opportunity to bring together students from across our campuses to celebrate the diversity of our community.” 

Tickets are free if you book in advance and admission without a ticket on the day will incur a small charge of £2 on the gate, with £1 going to charity and £1 to event costs. University students can gain access to the event without a ticket by showing their ID, however they are urged to book at ticket in advance through www.skiddle.com/e/13027620

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