Hampshire Pride 2017


Get ready for Hampshire Pride!

Hampshire Pride takes place on Saturday 25th February in Winchester.

Join UNISON in the Pride parade and street party.

We are looking for volunteers to carry the UNISON South East LGBT banner in the parade. Please get in touch with Local Organiser Louise Barter if you would like to represent UNISON at this event. You can email Louise on l.barter@unison.co.uk

Pride parade route

The parade will be setting off from The University of Winchester and people will start to gather from 1.00pm for the opening of the parade event with merchandise stands, teas and coffee.

The University Stripe Auditorium will open at 1.20pm for some inspirational speeches to get the crowd going.

The parade will set off at 2.15pm to follow a safe and accessible route across Winchester, England’s ancient capital, ending up at the Discovery Centre in time for the much anticipated Hampshire Pride street party and marketplace.

Assembly Start: Parade Assembly (The University of Winchester, The Stripe)

Assembly Finish: Street Party and Market Place (Hampshire County Council, Elizabeth II Court)

The route includes steps, crossing roads and mounting sidewalks. There are accessible alternative routes which join up with the parade at different points, please contact the event organisers for further details.

The marshalls will be on hand to help ensure that we have a safe and fun parade but please use your common sense, look after yourselves and others, by sticking to pavements along the route and being aware of traffic and other potential hazards.

Pride marketplace events

The parade will arrive at Elizabeth II Court at approximately 3pm to join the Pride indoor street party.

The café and canteen will be open with a number of street performances along the route to the marketplace which will take place in Ashburton Hall.

An accessible gender neutral toilet will be available on the day. It is not permitted to smoke in the building or courtyard however a smoking area is available to the side of café accessible via the main entrance.


The Hampshire Pride festival celebrations will carry on with an after party at The Guildhall from 7.30pm. (Tickets must be booked online before the event or brought on the day at the ticket office or Hampshire Pride stands).


Don’t forget to check out the other pre-pride and post-pride events on


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