Leeds ,
24
July
2019
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12:09
Europe/London

LGBT+ flower towers light up Sovereign Square

An array of wonderful ‘flower-towers’ have been especially created in Sovereign Square to welcome this year’s fantastic Leeds Pride to the city.

Designed by Leeds City Council’s parks and countryside team, the colourful tiered planters designed using Pride rainbow colours are just one of a number of ways the city is celebrating in the lead up to this year’s Leeds Pride on Sunday 4 August. There are a variety of LGBT+ community events taking place across the city including a sport fringe festival, a tie dye workshop, a comedy drag magic show and many others.

Paying a special visit to see the flower-towers ahead of Leeds Pride, which is now under two weeks away, was Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s executive member for Learning, Skills, Employment and Equality.

For details of these and to find out more about what’s happening on Leeds Pride day itself, visit www.leedspride.com

Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s executive member for Learning, Skills, Employment and Equality said:

“There is a real buzz in the city as we prepare for Leeds Pride on August 4, and the brilliant flower-towers designed by our Parks and Countryside team in Sovereign Square, is just one of the many delightful ways in which we are celebrating our support for this year’s event.

“Pride will always be about LGBT+ people standing up and fighting for their rights, but it is also a fantastic opportunity for us to celebrate how far we’ve come and I’m proud of all the work we’ve done in making Leeds an inclusive city.

“We are also especially proud that as a council we’ve been given the amazing honour this year of leading the parade.

“Leeds Pride is the largest free Pride in the UK, and it is right that it remains so. It is now the largest annual event in our city’s cultural calendar, and this year’s celebrations and parade really do promise to be one of the most spectacular yet.”