London Pride 2013

  • June 29, 2013 · 12:45 AM
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For marching in the parade, our regular Fara+others are planning to gather 12.45 at Baker St. before the parade starts, to try to find a spot. I might not be there early enough for that, but can pass messages on if not; comment on here/look out for comments, but having a phone number is better (mine is above). Twitter /might/ (?) be useful too, @londonbi

The march should get to Trafalgar around 4.30 (quite rough estimate) I read.

If you're coming later and not doing any marching, Jessica has suggested folk who want to turn up in the afternoon can meet 2.30pm at the North-East Corner plinth (the one with a bronze equestrian statue of George IV), that sounds like a fair plan. I (John) will try to make it there for then although I might be there earlier too. If you want to turn up for the parade, go for it and find us later / randomly discover other purpley bi folk!

People tend to splinter off after 5/6/7pm for dinner or home, and then partying some more if you're still around or ready to go clubbing, perhaps at Greedy (see next event).

Web links for more on Pride:

See http://londoncommunitypride.org/

(previous site at http://www.pridelondon.org/ )

Theres a procession (hopefully with floats this year) down through Trafalgar Square. Some of the group will be processing, others will arrive later in the Square. Look for the bi groups in purple. It doesn't seem there will be a bi stall or float that I know of this year unfortunately. Lets plan for next year bet5er!

Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/120046764845476/

Social-network links:

facebook.com/londonlgbtcommunitypride

@londonlgbtpride on twitter

The crowds will be crazy, so don't give up and go home if you haven't found folk from the group straight away - just have fun and enjoy the parade, chat to random people, whatever! Strongly suggest to take down (my) phone number to call to find people with, or someone else you know from the group at least. Look for the purple/bi themed banners and outfits and accessories (and wear it yourself if you can) if you want to group up. I might still have flyers. I'll still be 6' with long hair; with meetup logos brought out at particular times.

 

As mentioned, the 2nd Greedy London clubnight is on Saturday night after the parade so a great way to carry on the party until later, in Bethnal Green.

For any kind of reliable way to find others on the day:

WRITE DOWN/STORE THE PHONE NUMBER! It might be almost impossible otherwise (if you don't know anyone else going, and even then...).

Comments on this page or greets/messages to organisers may be seen on the day, but don't rely on it.

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  • Zoe

    Where are you headed after the parade?

    June 29, 2013

    • John G

      (after a nice dinner at Wong Quai's)

      June 29, 2013

    • Zoe

      Hope you all had a good Pride. And hope to meet you soon at one of the bi meet ups :)

      June 29, 2013

  • Nat

    Hi, hope everyone had a great day. I was there, but didn't manage to spot anyone from here- was looking for a purple stall, whoops! (Just read below!). Anyway, I enjoyed my first Pride, and hope to catch some folks at a meet up sometime. :)

    June 29, 2013

  • alana t.

    My partner and i will be there with possibly a few other people.. to be confirmed how many yet

    1 · January 7, 2013

    • eliza

      I am interested in the walking group and creating a banner. let me know

      June 9, 2013

    • John G

      We should definitely sort out a banner for next year and walking group..

      1 · June 29, 2013

  • John G

    group that has dinner now at Freedom - just up road a few doors from O bar on Wardour st.

    June 29, 2013

  • John G

    We're above the plinth still (on the higher side, other side from stage). just at top of steps sitting down right now :)

    June 29, 2013

  • Laurent F.

    Where is everyone?

    June 29, 2013

  • John G

    Am going to be there about 2.45, sorry a bit late.

    June 29, 2013

  • Laurent F.

    Running little late, I'll be at 4th plinth around 2.45

    June 29, 2013

  • John G

    Just updated the details, there are some meeting for the parade: If you want to go for the march, Fara+others planning to gather 12.45 at Baker St. before the parade starts, to try to find a spot (might be hard). I might not be there early enough for that, but can pass messages on if not; comment on here/look for info maybe too. The group's Twitter (I run) /might/ (?) be useful too, @londonbi

    June 28, 2013

    • Sarah K.

      Lol follow back?x

      June 28, 2013

    • John G

      I will do happily but normally don't follow back everyone who follows me just 'cos - I get spammy followers and people I don't want to see in the timeline too. Did I dm the right Sarah who followed me recently then? PS you can set your twitter in your meetup account and people can see it, if you're ready for it to be visible here/connected to you and your meetup groups.

      June 29, 2013

  • John G

    Just realised I set the wrong time, 12.45 AM not PM when I updated this the other day - so meetup now thinks the event is over. But you can still comment and turn up, even if not RSVPd!

    June 29, 2013

  • Suhail

    Hi all. This is Suhail. I would like to meet anyone from the group at baker st stn. I will be wearing a green t-shirt that says "M*A*S*H 4077TH". Sorry don't have anything purple. I am an American so if there ant American or Canadians in the group then I would really like to meet them (a little home sick) and enjoy the parade together. :-)

    June 29, 2013

  • Zoe

    Hi! I'd love to try and meet you later on, after the parade. Going to investigate after events now. Any idea where you'll be headed? I'll take your number, Zoe :)

    June 28, 2013

  • Moira M

    Hopefully catch you later tomorrow - I'll be marching with the LGBTQ Poly group (also wearing purple) tomorrow! x

    June 28, 2013

  • Owen

    First time, little nervous but can't wait!

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • eliza

    look out for a mixed race black woman in a purple skirt and purple sequined top. with natural afro hair

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • eliza

    Hi john
    thanks for offering your number. I don't know where to find it. I will be wearing all purple: skirt and spangly top. I cant wait. I am unable to come to the Thursday meet up. I am a mixed race tall woman and I hope to be marching at the front of the parade with my friend with uk black pride. Please note that all colours are welcome in uk black pride, including purple people.
    x eliza
    ps Louisa looking forward to meeting you by the plinth

    June 27, 2013

  • petra

    hope I get this right!! Can't wait!!

    June 27, 2013

  • claire

    Hi will be watching parade will have purple top with bow at back. Will meet up in trafalgar square what's meeting point there?

    June 27, 2013

  • John G

    There might not be a Bi-specific stall this year. Bring anything shiny and purpley you're happy to walk/carry around with if you want to make a bigger presence for us!

    June 27, 2013

  • Mumico

    Hi John! I am thinking about making a poster for my bi group in Taiwan and walk the parade. Basically it's just "Bi the Way, the first bisexual group in Taiwan." Is it OK to have it in the group? Thank you!

    June 25, 2013

  • John G

    Any new members hoping to meet people from the group here: in case you're not familiar with the Parade, it's BIG! So unless you meet any of the group at arranged times and places, or have phone numbers, you might just have an awesome time there but not find anyone from here. Which would be a shame. But still fun! If you'd like to go and feel less nervous because you know folk there, come along to the bar social on the Thursday before it and chat to some of our regulars/keener members who'll be there on Saturday.

    2 · June 23, 2013

  • Nikki

    Is a maybe OK?

    June 23, 2013

  • Nikki

    Arrggh, I so wanna do this! Damm, my crowd anxiety!

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi hi, I'm Kent and coming to meet You all at O bar. Thank You..

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • Louise

    Must try to get there before the Bi stall closes down, this time! Will there be one?

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All,
    I'm finally hoping to attend an event. Work, finances, etc. have always got in the way of the monthly meets. Fingers crossed, I'll be there, hoping to make some friends & have fun.

    June 14, 2013

  • claire

    is there a meet up plan or are we marching or just watching I don't mind either although would be nice this year to watch as marched last year but let me know the plans

    1 · June 9, 2013

    • John G

      Jessica (Greedy club organiser) wanted to try and do more with this idea... Thoughts anyone/someone who knows more from previous years or is involved in it this year?

      June 9, 2013

  • Luisa S.

    Hi will be there with my husband and eldest daughter and her boyfriend. Can't wait :)

    1 · June 2, 2013

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