If you know you're able to come, please get a ticket (free) at https://ti.to/midlands-pups/birmingham-pride-2017 (link also available under Event Site). If you're not sure just yet you can register your interest and we'll keep you up to date.
The group will assemble at Victoria Square around 10:30am, we're considering assembling the group earlier at another nearby location for the sake of being easier for everyone to find the group but that is TBD. Parade is expected to start at 12 noon but depending on the group's position in the parade (which hasn't been announced yet) we will likely have to wait some time before departing after the start of the parade.
The group leader, Wolfy, will be collecting names and signatures for EVERYONE walking with the group. This is a health and safety requirement and you will NOT be allowed to march if you don't sign. All the groups will be positioned accordingly with the help or the Parade Officials.
Parade is expected to last about 45 minutes from start to finish, and after the parade is over we are considering going for a drink or a bite to eat. All pups, handlers and participants are welcome to come along.
Victoria Square > New Street > left turn into High Street > right turn into Carrs Lane > right turn into Moor Street Queensway/St.Martins Queensway > Smallbrook Queensway > left turn into Ladywell Walk > Hurst Street.
Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Full gear, jeans and a t-shirt, shirtless, etc. Any pups planning on going on all fours are advised to wear knee pads and gloves/mitts for their own comfort and safety.
Do NOT wear plug tails. NO exposed butts. Birmingham Pride is a family-friendly event.
While the group itself does not have an official photographer we encourage all attendees to take pictures. Pictures will very likely be taken by the public as well so you must feel comfortable with this.
Joining us for the parade is absolutely free! We only use tickets to keep track of how many are joining us, however you will still need to buy a ticket/wristband to enter the Pride fair grounds. It is recommended you get your tickets online and early as prices will go up. For more information check out Birmingham Pride's website at www.birminghampride.com.
A few of the attendees are considering going for a drink or food after instead of going to the fair, anyone is welcome go along.