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Success for Daventry's first Pride event


27 June 2023

Images from Daventry Pride including dancers, Binty Bint painting a mural, and a person with a baby

Daventry's first Pride Party in the Park 2023 event took place at New Street Park in the town.

The drop-in family-friendly celebrations showed support for the Daventry and surrounding areas' LGBTQ+ community and helped to promote equality, diversity, and inclusivity.

Visitors to the event on Friday (23 June) enjoyed music, live entertainment and a range of stalls offering food and refreshments, plus information from local community support groups.

The event was supported by a range of organisations, including Cummins Daventry who paid for many of the activities to ensure members of the public could enjoy them for free, and we would like to thank them as well everyone else who played a part in making the event such a success, including:

  • DJ Darren James, who brought a great party atmosphere to the event, providing his set free-of-charge
  • Sixth form students from Parker Academy, who created a wonderful piece of art
  • Local artist Binty Bint, who created a magnificent wall art mural
  • Daventry dance troop Syndicate Dance, who performed a surprise 'flash mob' with 30 dancers and a confetti cannon
  • Food providers, which included a candy store, and ice cream van
  • Groups including Daventry Town Council, Discover Daventry, Teen Clinic Daventry, Northamptonshire Mind, Q-Space and The Lowdown, Northants Lesbian Society, and the emergency services, who all provided information, support or even just a bit of extra fun on the day.

The event took part as part of Pride Month - a celebration designed to recognise the influence of the LGBTQ+ community in the UK and across the world.

Northampton Pride takes place in the town centre on Saturday 8 July

Thank you to Daventry Town Council and Syndicate Dance for providing the photographs above.

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