Cowbridge Pride officially underway following raising of LGBTQ+ Flag at Town Hall

By jamjar

22nd Sep 2022 | Local News

Cowbridge Pride is now officially underway following the raising of the LGBTQ+ Flag at the Town Hall yesterday.

Hundreds of members of the Cowbridge community gathered outside the Town Hall as the LGBTQ+ flag was raised by Mayor John Andrew and Cowbridge Pride founder Ian H Watkins from pop band Steps.

The Town Hall has been adorned with Pride flower cascade, together with a Rainbow Brick Road art installation created by artist Nathan Wyburn.

Many traders in the town have decorated their shop window fronts with Pride displays and there is bunting, artwork and positive affirmations throughout the town, thanks to Huxley and Mabel and Nathan Wyburn.

Cowbridge Knitting Club have also knitted covers for street bollards and the bench outside the town hall has been painted in Pride colours.

Ian H Watkins says: "The LGBTQ+ Flag is raised on Cowbridge Town Hall!

"The Pride flag will fly proud for a week to mark the first ever Cowbridge Pride.

"Pride is important to me because I want my children to grow up in an all-inclusive world.

"Diolch to the Welsh Government and Vale Council for their support!"

A series of Pride events will take place in Cowbridge during the week including a Fashion Show and Gala Dinner at the Bear Hotel, Boozy Brunch at Bont Gin Bar, Disco at The Horse & Groom. A photographic exhibition – 21st Century HIV – is on display at Cowbridge Library all week, together with an Art Exhibition celebrating LGBTQ+ icons by Nathan Wyburn at The Duke of Wellington.

Traders including Oscars, Fablas, Forage Farm Shop, 1 Town Hall Square, The Yard and Thornbush Hill also have Pride specials and one-off products to buy during the week.

For more information on upcoming events and to book tickets visit https://www.cowbridgepride.com/events

Visit Cowbridge Pride's Facebook or Instagram page for information on the trader offers and discounts.

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