After talking on BBC Shropshire radio on Friday to Jim Hawkins about there needing to be an event in Shrewsbury to celebrate and bring the LGBT community and their family/supporters together I’m going to stick a date in the calendar and see what happens.
I’ve picked Saturday 23rd July 2011 as the first Shrewsbury Pink Picnic.
Everyone will be welcome. I wasn’t thinking of having any specific entertainment lined up, so please bring your own own food, drinks and games. Rounders? Football? Poetry? Storytelling? Guitar? Singing?
I guess all we need now is sunshine for the event.
And somewhere to do it. The Quarry Park? The castle grounds? I’m not hugely familiar with parks in Shrewsbury.
I think it’s a brilliant way to bring the LGBT community, their families and friends together at a free informal event. If this develops further into a full Pride event that’ll be great but lets start with something simple.
On facebook? Add youself to the event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199591860051727