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Acts needed for first Ilkley Pride event

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Calling All Talent! Ilkley Pride & Diversity is to hold its first event at The Kings Hall and Winter Garden on Saturday 2 July and performers are needed.

The day will be in two halves, 2-6pm will see an afternoon of entertainment, information stalls and activities with a family focus. The evening session from 7-10pm will be for over 16’s only and will have a more adult feel.

A spokesperson for the group said: "We are looking for singers, bands, comedians, poets, compères to perform throughout the day for time slots of between 15 and 30 minutes.

"If you’re interested in being part of this inaugural event please contact the Production / Stage Manager Isabel Ashman at with a brief description of your act / performance and links or attachments for the Ilkley Pride & Diversity entertainment committee to consider.

"We are working on a very limited budget for this inaugural event so it is unlikely we will be able to pay many fees for entertainment this year. We hope to encourage new and exciting LGBTQ+ and advocate acts to perform for free with the opportunity of playing on a big stage for a large and appreciative audience with the possibility of further Pride Events in the future."

All members of the LGBTQ+ community and supporters, families and advocates will be welcome.

IP&D will also be in the Ilkley Carnival parade on 2 May, register on Eventbrite to take part in the Ilkley Pride float, for further information please email

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