Almost 22,000 people came together to celebrate diversity and LGBTQIA+ love, support and friendship when The Piece Hall hosted Calderdale Pride for the first time in 2022.
Eight hours of on stage entertainment from local national and international stars was compered by Dame Shirley Bazzey. There were tribute acts, drag queens and pop acts, including 2 noughties chart toppers Liberty X and Drag Race UK star Divina De Campo.
Dancers in costumes performed around the courtyard entertaining the crowds while families waved rainbow flags and charities, individuals, businesses and local organisations joined together to be part of this inspiring and inclusive event. West Yorkshire Fire Service brought their Pride fire engine and invited children to climb aboard.
Stalls, activities, decorations and celebrations extended beyond The Piece Hall’s walls as much of the town embraced the spirit of Pride on this momentous day!
The Calderdale Pride team were supported in delivering the event by the Brunswick Centre, Barnardo’s, the Samaritans and the West Yorkshire Police.