Applications for Pride Village for Belfast Pride 2019 will open on Monday 25th March.
Pride Village will take place at the Big Fish, Donegall Quay on Saturday 3rd August, just across the road from Party in the Square at Custom House Square. We will be aiming to build on the success of Pride Village in 2018 and we aim to keep improving the event to help LGBT+ people connect with services that can help inform us, demonstrate their accessibility and help LGBT+ overcome barriers in our lives. We run the event as a service for the community and we will maintain this ethos.
In the meantime, the information on how Pride Village 2018 was organised is below – this will be revised and updated before applications open. Please note:
- The Village is Family Friendly and as such is Alcohol and Drug free and a Smoke and Vape free zone.
- The Village is community focused and we prioritise community groups, services and unions. The event doesn’t suit commercial selling and any sellers on the site need a full BCC Trading Licence.
- We can’t take applications from hot food sellers. The food vendors on the site have year long licences from the Department for Communities and we have no control over that.
Pride Village will be at Donegall Quay again this year, just beside the Big Fish and just across the road from the main event – the Party in the Square at Custom House Square. We will be bringing a Pride themed market with information, food, fun as well as children’s entertainment, bouncy castles, music and quiet space all in an alcohol and smoke free environment.
We will be promoting Pride Village through the Official Pride Festival Guide, across our social media and from Custom House Square to ensure that as many people as possible get a chance to cross the road to visit.
Pride Village is a lot of fun and a community service – we want to help connect LGBT+ people, their families and friends with relevant services and groups. We run this as a non profit service and only charge fees to cover the cost of the set up, site, marquees, insurance and security.
There isn’t any fundraising for on the site except for Belfast Pride and any retail activity at all means that you should enter as a Commercial application. The food vendors on the site have a year long license from the Department for Communities and we have control over that during Pride and can’t take any applications.
You can read more detail on taking part in Pride Village in our Guidance and Terms and you should have a look at these before applying, just Click Here to read the details
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