Get your calendars ready and prepare for a day filled with love, diversity, and pure joy – Chichester Pride is just around the corner! ExpressPride presenter Nick McCluskey caught up with the amazing Scarlett Von Kok (performer), and Ant Bothwell, (committee member), to give you a sneak peek of what to expect at Chichester Pride.
Scarlett Von Kok is absolutely buzzing with excitement as she prepares to share the stage with an incredible lineup of talented individuals at Chichester Pride. From the captivating performances of the Cocoa Butter Club to the legendary presence of La Voix, this event promises to be an unforgettable experience. "I’m gonna try and bring a lot of camp, a lot of early noughties and 80s. Music that, no matter what age, hopefully you've been influenced by." Scarlett said.
But Chichester Pride isn't just about the national acts; it's a true reflection of the vibrant local talent. You'll witness energetic musical displays from Chichester College, be mesmerised by the melodies from the University of Chichester's conservatoire, and amazed by the exceptional performances by CAOS Musical Productions. The event showcases the incredible creativity and passion of the Chichester community.
Beyond the glitz and glamour, Chichester Pride stands as a symbol of support and resilience for the LGBTQ+ community. Scarlett and Ant emphasise the importance of coming together, not only to celebrate but also to raise awareness and advocate for the rights of the community, particularly in the face of current challenges to trans rights. “It’s just about being loud really and just showing that our society could be doing a lot better than we’re doing at the moment, but there’s a lot of support out there.” Ant said
So, mark your calendars and get ready for a day filled with unforgettable moments. Chichester Pride is more than just a celebration – it's a statement of unity and a testament to the power of love and diversity.