A Message from National Student Pride:
Thank you so much for being interested in walking with us at London Pride - We can't wait to see your beautiful faces!
Here are some FAQs to cover any questions you might have, but if any question is left unanswered feel free to tweet us...
GARUNTEE YOUR SPACE
Last year we were already overbooked and this year we have half the wristband allowance, so things are going to be tight.
With that in mind, we'll be prioritising our wristbands in this order:
- People in Pink with Event Brite
- People in Pink
- People with Eventbrite tickets
- Everyone else
See wearing pink below for ideas.
Because of security reasons, and giving out wristbands on the day, if you have booked in a large group - please email us firstname.lastname@example.org with all the names of those you are expecting if you have ordered more than one ticket so we have a full list for the day. (Some of you have already)
We'll be at The University of Westminster from 10:15, giving out Wristbands from 10:30. So aim to get there at 10:20 to be sure you get yours.
Then we'll walk together the short distance to our space in the parade for our 11am set up. We'll be leaving Westminster at 10:45 sharp and won't be waiting for stragglers.
As always, we want to be PINK PINK PINK. T-shirts, Hoodies, Tops - (Ponchos), we'd like you to be in something on the day. The more pink, the more we'll stand out. It's hardly a colour you can miss. Here are some inexpensive places to get some pink tops:
We pay on your behalf to walk in the parade, so though we will have some props for you, this is the one little thing we'll ask you to buy yourself!
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I BRING?
Once you are in the parade, it is next to impossible to get out and back in again (though there are exit points - if you do need to leave and we're on hand to help with that) So bring food, drink, suntan lotion, pink umbrellas, and enough everything to last you until roughly 3-4pm when we'll reach the end of the parade. Make sure you pee too ;)
Yes please bring banners, but remember we are non-partisan and we'll be giving out lots of placards on the day too. If you're worried about whether what yours says might not quite fit, pop us an email. LGBT+ Soc banners are more than welcome, we pay for our space in the parade because we know lots of societies can't afford the cost.
This year, to fit in with the theme of #LoveHappensHere, we're encouraging people to show off cute couple pictures but also pictures of where you're from/where your family are from! We're also asking people to submit some to email@example.com and we'll be putting the cutest/best ones on big old signs! We want everyone to feel the love.
HELP ON THE DAY
National Student Pride committee members will be in pink jeans and Student Pride T-Shirts. Say hello. You can't miss us. We'll be checking our DM's on Twitter a little if you need to contact us, but the 4G gets a little sucked dry during Pride with all the people out on the streets. Keep a copy of this saved on your phone.
#LOVEHAPPENSHERE - WHAT DO WE HAVE PLANNED FOR THE PARADE?
Our mission with National Student Pride has always been to provide a safe and welcoming event for young people of all backgrounds, to provide a forum for important and reasoned discussion on vital topics relevant to our community and to provide as much opportunity as possible for all of us to live our lives freely, happily and to our potential.
And what are we planning? Well, this year we want to spread as much love as we possibly can and we're showing off everyone's cute pictures of them and bae. To further spread the love, we'll have some HUGE HEART SHAPED BALLOONS. As always, we'll have flags, banners, whistles, confetti cannons and a lot of pink.
ANY SPACE LEFT?
Saturday, 8 July 2017 from 10:30 to 16:00 (BST)
University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus
35 Marylebone Road
NW1 5LS London
Organised by National Student Pride