Galway community encouraged to take part in 2021 Pride Festival

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Galway Daily news Galway Pride seeks community organisations for 2021

Local artists, community groups and more are being asked to consider engaging in the 2021 Galway Pride Festival taking place this Autumn.

Galway Pride is asking “organisations and passionate individuals” to consider being a part of this year’s festival which will run from August 9 – 15.

The 2021 Galway Pride Festival will consist of talks, workshops, and more, and Bród na Gaillimhe is interested in hearing from artists, community organisations, or anyone who wishes to engage with the Pride community through these events.

Chair of Galway Pride Owen Hanley said that they are excited to collaborate on the upcoming festival.

“We at Galway Community Pride have been eagerly planning Pride Week 2021 for some time now but we want to open ourselves to submissions so that we can work with organisations rooted in the Galway community to spread new messages.

“Planning a festival of events this year has meant facing a series of moving targets but there finally seems to be predictable course being set.”

Last year’s festival was forced to move entirely online for the weekly roster of events, and the lessons learned from this drastic shift will be applied in 2021 to create more engaging online events.

Beyond this, it is also hoped that with the ending of many COVID-19 restrictions over the summer, some events will be able to take place in person once again.

The theme of Pride 2021 is ‘Hope’ and Galway Pride asks anyone to keep that theme in mind when making submissions.

“Over the past year we have been a part of a number of online Pride festivals so we’re absolutely more prepared than ever for online Pride festivities and how to engage online audiences,” Owen Hanley said.

“But on the flip side there is undoubtedly a renewed hope in the air and we have our fingers crossed that restrictions will allow us to plan a handful of events where we can get together again, even if socially distanced.

The LGBT+ community has been through an incredibly tough year and so we want to give every chance for us to celebrate, commemorate, and champion our amazing community.”

Any submissions for events, community projects or show pieces for Galway Pride 2021 should be addressed to InfoGalwayPride@Gmail.com