OSWESTRY is set to hold its first-ever Pride event in June, organisers have confirmed.

Pride, which is celebration of all things LGBTQ-plus, is expected to take place on Saturday, June 15 and will be holding a number of different events in the town.

Organisers confirmed on Tuesday, February 20 that the event will be going ahead and put out a call for people to help them.


They said: “We are delighted to announce that Oswestry’s first-ever Pride is happening in June 2024.

“History is now in the making and we would love you to be part of it.

“There are several ways to get involved and you can even invent your own, just let us know what you want to do and we will help you get started.”

The organisers have said they will be publishing a brochure for the event with a print deadline of Monday, April 8 and for online of Monday, May 27.

The organisers are asking for anyone getting involved to send details of their activities and they will be promoted.

They added that performing artists and musicians are being sought and that two shows are lined up, while they are also seeking holistic therapists and beauty/nail technicians for a wellbeing day.

Organisers added: “We also need artists, writers and photographers who would like to share their skills.

“Got an idea or skill we have not listed? Let us know what you want to share.

“We can also help to partner you with a venue/space for your activity/workshop.”

Oswestry Pride is also looking for people to run a stall at St Oswald’s Church who will be hosting on the grounds.

Venues are also being sought by organisers for coffee mornings, open mic nights/afternoons, drag shows/musical performances and also art/writing workshops.

They are also looking to show LGBT plus films and art exhibition and anyone who does for free will become Partners of Oswestry Pride (The POP’s).

They added: “We are a grassroots group of volunteers living in Oswestry who believe in improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people in the town through our fours Cs: community cohesion and collaboration not competition.

“Oswestry Pride is community-focused at heart and aims to bring people together not push them apart.

“If you are interested in joining the committee or attending our LGBT socials – drop us line. Hope to hear from you soon.”

For contact, email oswestrypride@gmail.com or head to its Facebook page.