UK Black Pride has just announced the date for its 2019 edition.
2018 saw the biggest UK Black Pride celebration yet. A 7,000 strong crowd filled the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, while 17,000 people tuned in to watch the Facebook live.
The number of last year’s attendees made it clear this year’s event needed a bigger space.
Black Pride will take place on 7 July 2019 in a brand new location, Haggerston Park in East London.
‘We’ve had a really good run in Lambeth and are grateful to the local council and residents who helped make our annual celebrations so successful. We’re excited to work with Hackney Council, the Mayor of Hackney and local residents and businesses to bring UK Black Pride to east London this summer,’ said Phyll Opoku-Gyimah. She is the co-founder and executive director of UK Black Pride.
‘We are so energised by Hackney’s diversity, historical significance as a welcoming place for people from such a broad range of diasporas and the wonderfully enthusiastic response from local government.’
Applications are now open for stalls, food vendors, performers and volunteers, as well as for the wellbeing and workshop area. There will be a separate and smaller stage for panel discussions, interactive performances and poetry readings.