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World's ONLY Pride bus tour back in Cornwall

World's ONLY Pride bus tour back in Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 7:42am 21st June 2019. (Updated at 2:16pm 21st June 2019)

Cornwall stages the world's ONLY bus tour for Pride - with the message 'Come Out For Cornwall Pride'.

The bus is visiting towns from Penzance to Launceston over the next two days.

It is to celebrate diversity and equality across the LGBTQ+ community.

Pirate FM's Love Crew will be on board - and we are proud to be official partners.

You can read more here or scroll down to check when and where you can meet the bus!

Cornwall Pride organiser, Matthew Kenworthy Gomes, was one of the winners of Pirate FM's Local Heroes Awards.

He says the event is for everyone, not just the LGBTQ+ community.

"Come Out For Cornwall Pride is the only pride tour in the world and it really is born for Cornwall Pride being a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in all of Cornwall, not just one place on one day.

"It's absolutely infectious. It's such an incredible community. It's a vibrant community.

"It's a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community but absolutely everyone is there to celebrate diversity and equality across Cornwall".

Matthew Kenworthy Gomes

Where can I meet the Cornwall Pride bus tour?

The bus tour is being held across two days - Friday 21st June and Saturday 22nd June.

It will be stopping at towns and sites across Cornwall, from Penzance to Launceston, including Helston School.

Friday:

pride tour 1

9.50am - Falmouth, Cornwall Prince of Wales Pier (special reception)
11.00am - Helston, Cornwall @Helston School
11.55am - Porthleven, Cornwall @Harbor Head, The Green (the smallest but biggest heart)
12.45pm - Penzance, Cornwall Penzance Promenade. with a small parade (special reception)
1.55pm - St Ives, CornwallHarbor Beach! (TIDE IS OUT, this will be beautiful)
2.55pm - Hayle, Cornwall @ Spar Hayle (our most amazing stop last year)
3.30pm - Camborne, Cornwall @Commercial Square (the heart of mining Cornwall)
4.15pm - Redruth @Fore St (the only full Parade over the two days)
5.05pm - Truro, Cornwall Truro Piazza (Compton Castle fully licensed)  MINI
8.00pm - Close

Saturday:

pride tour 2

10.00am - Padstow, Cornwall Walk/Parade to the Band Stand (special reception)
11.05am - Wadebridge, Cornwall Jubilee Fields (on the camel river!)
11.45am - Bodmin, Cornwall Shire Hall (small parade to our own area)
12.55pm - Launceston, Cornwall Launceston Castle (the most beautiful stop!)
2.05pm - Callington, Cornwall Saltash Rd Playing Field (special reception) 
2.50pm - Saltash, Cornwall @ Saltash Regatta Old Ferry Rd (Cornwall Pride at the Saltash Regatta) 
4.00pm - Liskeard, CornwallTown center (special reception)
5.05pm - Lostwithiel King George Field (special reception)
5.45pm - St Austell Biddicks Court Outside Moustache Jacks (fully licensed)
8.00pm - Finish

Following the bus tour, the main event to celebrate Cornwall Pride will be held on Saturday 24th August in Newquay.

You can read more here or watch organiser Matthew Kenworthy Gomes' story about setting up Cornwall Pride...

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