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PHOTOS and INTERVIEWS: Beyond Radio broadcasts live at biggest ever Lancaster Pride

The parade at Lancaster Pride on Sunday

Beyond Radio was part of the biggest ever Lancaster Pride event which drew huge crowds to the city centre for a parade and an afternoon of live entertainment starring some famous faces.

We hosted a three-hour live broadcast at the event held in and around Dalton Square on Sunday afternoon.

The show was presented by Vanessa Ramsden and Sam Cragg, with interviews by Greg Lambert, and support from Duncan Moore, Roy Ward, Emma Lowe, Chris Brookbanks, Luke Stutchbury and Mateo Sanderson.

We spoke to many of the people who attended Pride, including Councillor Phillip Black, leader of Lancaster City Council, who said it was "definitely the biggest Pride event" ever held in the area.

"This is an amazing event," said Councillor Black.

"As I was walking around in the parade itself, I've never seen so many people. There's loads of people who have come out to see it as well, cheering us on. It's definitely the biggest Pride event."

LISTEN to our interview with Councillor Black.

Robert Mee, from the Lancaster Pride organising team, said: "It's been an amazing day. The parade is the biggest one we've ever had. Dalton Square was absolutely packed at 12.30pm.

"This event has just got bigger and bigger every year. We have to raise all the funds ourselves. Let's hope it keeps going."

LISTEN to our interview with Robert Mee.

The weather was great for the first few hours of the event but then the heavens opened at around 3pm!

Former Atomic Kitten singer and reality show star Kerry Katona co-hosted the main stage alongside drag artist Delia Deck.

Beyond Radio's Greg Lambert grabbed a few words with Kerry as she sheltered from the rain in a car in Dalton Square on Sunday afternoon!

LISTEN to our interview with Kerry Katona.

Former EastEnders star Cheryl Fergison, who played Heather Trott in the long-running TV soap, was also there as a special guest. Here she is with Delia Deck.

Cheryl popped over to the Beyond Radio pop-up studio to chat to Greg Lambert and Vanessa Ramsden, including a hilarious story about her EastEnders character's idol George Michael!

LISTEN to our interview with Cheryl Fergison...

...which led to this unlikely duet!!!!

We knew you were waiting for this duet! Cheryl Fergison (Heather Trott from EastEnders) and Beyond Radio's Greg Lambert sing George Michael and Aretha Franklin at Lancaster Pride uk!

Posted by Beyond Radio on Sunday, June 25, 2023

 

Lancaster Pride began with a parade through the city streets starting at 11am on Sunday, led by the Batala samba drummers.

Many stalls were set up in Dalton Square throughout the day with representatives from local organisations.

Beyond Bear had a great time meeting everyone at Lancaster Pride!

Live entertainment on stage included 80s pop star and pin-up Samantha Fox.

There are loads more photos and videos of Lancaster Pride at the Beyond Radio Facebook page. 

LISTEN AGAIN to our three-hour Beyond Afternoon Show from Lancaster Pride using the LISTEN AGAIN feature at our website.

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