Online booking opens for Oban Pride 2021

Oban Pride chair Phill Dexter and secretary Anna Gregory with Aryll Wllbeing Hub service coordinators Lorraine King and Des MacMillan and Copper the French Bulldog.

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Following months of partnership working the Oban Pride committee have finalised their plans for the 2021 event which will take place on Saturday September 25.

And as from today, Monday, tickets to the colourful array of family friendly free events can be booked online.

Phill Dexter, Oban Pride chair, told us: ‘Although we are not having a March we still have so much to look forward too.

‘We have partnered with some amazing organisations throughout Oban to bring you an amazing event, which is spread throughout the town.’

Oban Phoenix Cinema duty manager Catriona Hoon, centre, is all set to raise the curtain on Oban Pride 2021 with Phill Dexter and Anna Gregory.

Oban Phoenix Cinema will host the ever popular Rainbow Stage with live performances from Noon-2pm and 3-5pm. As well as giving a rare performance herself, Oban’s very own Crystal will be introducing an amazing range of artists, including Conway-McLean Music, Sadie Godiva, Ellie Cooper and Rock and Reel.

The Rainbow Stage is free to attend, but tickets must be booked in advance via
www.obanpride.com.

The cinema will be open from 11am-5.30pm so there will be plenty of time to go in before the performance starts and have a chat with representatives from Equality Network and Waverley Care.

Phill Dexter and Anna Gregory check in at the Oban Youth Cafe, with youth worker Naomi Campbell, left, and volunteer Siobhan Rowan.

Oban Youth Café will be hosting a Youth Zone from 11am-4pm where High School aged people can enjoy a special Pride Day drop in with crafts, games, gaming and much more.

Argyll Wellbeing Hub (Breadalbane Street) will be open for a special Pride Day Rainbow Tea. They will be open from 11am-2pm and be ready to welcome visitors with some good banter, a cuppa and maybe even a bit of cake.

Joanna Morawska, Catherine MacCallum, Victoria Morawska and Julie Martin are looking forward to opening up Go Bananas, above the Bridge Cafe, for some family fun.

The Happy Wee Health Club will be running our Family Zone based at Go Banana’s above the Bridge Café. There will be two sessions run during the day, 10am-noon and 1-3pm. The whole family can get involved with Soft Play and crafts galore for
everyone to enjoy. The Family Zone is free and booking is essential due to limited numbers. Parents/guardians must be present.

‘As you can see we have lots on for Oban Pride on September 25,’ added Phill.

‘We would love to see businesses and organisations getting involved too and one way they can do this by decorating their windows to take place in our window competition.

‘Bid4Oban have donated a prize for the winning window display.

‘We are always looking for volunteers to help out on our committee and at our events and anyone interested or any business looking to get involved should email us on ObanPride@gmail.com.’

Oban Pride ask that all Covid guidelines are followed within the venues and that anyone who has had contact with someone who has tested positive or is presenting symptoms does not attend.

Tickets for all the free events are now bookable on the website www.obanpride.com where where you can also find more Covid advice and purchase official Oban Pride Merchandise.

‘We wish you all a happy, safe and health Oban Pride 2021,’ added Phill.