Clacton awash with colour for first ever Pride celebration

Clacton Pride Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Clacton Pride 2021 - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

Clacton's first ever pride event has been hailed a success bringing together communities across the town. 

The event featured live performances at a local night club “5th Avenue” with a number of different acts entertaining the crowds. 

The event also held a stall in the centre of the town as well as part of the Clacton Town Partnership.

The MS Society, Cancer Research UK, Clacton Town Partnership  RNLI, Clacton Carnival, Essex Police and Barclays Bank all took part in the town event. 

Lee and Casey. Clacton Pride Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Lee and Casey at Clacton Pride - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

"It was a great success for the first time," said Lee Carter, one of the event's committee members. 

"Covid has been difficult for everybody but we still managed to have a great pride."

Mr Carter said it had been really important for the town to host its own pride.

Cheryle Piper Chair of Clacton Pride. Clacton Pride Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Cheryle Piper Chair of Clacton Pride - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

Most Read

"It's a great thing to do," said Mr Carter. "A lot of seaside towns have pride events. 

"There were a lot of people asking why wasn't something here."

Plans are already underway for next year's event which organisers hope will be even bigger than this year's with new sponsors and venues set to be used.  

Clacton Pride Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

It was a colourful weekend at Clacton Pride 2021 - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter