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Dorchester's Love Parade is all you need
LOVE will be all around in Dorchester this weekend as the town’s annual gay pride event returns bigger and better than ever before.
The county town will be awash with colour as the Dorchester Love Parade sets off from the Town Pump on Sunday at 12.30pm.
The parade will be followed by an afternoon of music, comedy and entertainment for all at Maumbury Rings until 9pm.
The fun will not stop there either as Cafe Jagos in High West Street hosts its late night after party.
The Love Parade, which sees gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people celebrate diversity, is returning to Dorchester for a fifth year and organiser Chris Kendrick said it continues to grow each time.
He said: “It’s getting bigger and bigger and it was really well supported this year.”
Chris has gone all out with the music this year with a leading Pink tribute act headlining and a host of other acts taking to the stage such as Wilma Fingerdoo, Hustle, Vanilla Radio, Howling at the Moon and The Dinnerladies.
But the event is about much more than music and has a real family feel with a free kids’ area boasting bouncy castles, circus skills and much more.
Visitors to Maumbury Rings will also be able to enjoy a licensed bar and food stalls as well as a tour the Anonymous Travelling Market.
Chris said he wanted to thank Dorchester Town Council for letting him use the venue on a busy weekend that will also see the Anonymous youth festival at Maumbury Rings on Saturday and the council’s own concert on Monday.
He added that people come from as far as Bristol and London for the Love Parade as well as Dorset and the surrounding counties, bringing a big boost to the town.
For more information about the Love Parade and the after party call Cafe Jagos on 01305 266056.
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