Event Date & Time

September 2020

12:00-22:30

Event Location

Campbell Park,

Milton Keynes

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PRIDE WITH A DIFFERENCE

This years Pride event in Campbell park sought to be a different type of Pride event. They are not holding a parade and are trying to keep the day more like a ‘festival of Pride.’ The event organisers are very keen to attract families to the daytime as they can sometimes feel that the general prides are not suitable for children.

All of the business or providers are either LGBTQ+ run or have established, structured support for their LGBTQ+ staff or customers. This supports companies and services that work for and support the community all year round not just for June or Pride events.

It was important to the Pride:MK committee to try and promote how much the wonderful LGBTQ+ community bring to Milton Keynes and build positive social cohesion, with education and promotion. As the MK Job show is on the same day, Pride:MK have worked with them and hopefully some of the community can have a day out being proud and also get a new job!

The event is a not for profit event and any money that is raised will go to services for the LGBTQ+ Community in MK via Q:alliance and towards next years event.

Pride:MK and sponsors wish everyone a safe, happy, proud, Pride.

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We're looking for dedicated and hardworking individuals to join our all-volunteer team. You'll play a key part in making Pride:Mk 2019 a successful event.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Rules & Safety

This event is a drug free event, NO forms of drugs or legal highs are permittable at any time (this includes poppers) All bags and persons will be checked upon arrival and any items confiscated. Whilst we want people to enjoy their day anyone who is intoxicated and unable to manage themselves will either be refused entry or asked to leave if they are already in the event.

  • No glass items will be allowed on site and all drinks will be served in plastic or reusable cups.
  • We operate challenge 25, any persons found attempting and or purchasing alcohol for those under the age of 18 will be asked to leave.
  • No under 18s in the main stage tent from 8pm.
  • Antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated.
  • Any time that could be perceived as a weapon will be removed at entry and entry will be denied.
  • Photographs and videography will be used at the event and published for promotional purposes.
  • No tents or pop up structures allowed on site due to health and safety.
  • There will be zero tolerance of ANY forms of discriminatory behaviour regardless of who the perpetrator is, this person will be asked to leave the event. This is a safe space for everyone, security and volunteers will be on hand to support anyone that is worried or if they need to report an incident.
  • Dogs are allowed and welcomed on site until 6pm unless they are guide dogs who have admittance all day.
  • Please be respectful when leaving the sire at the event is next to a residential area.
  • Artists and event attendees are asked to be respectful in their use of language in front of any children during the daytime for example: all comedy sketches will refrain from using swear words or explicit sexual language until after 6 pm. If parents allow their children to stay after this time, it remains the responsibility of the parents in what their child hears.

Dress Code

To try and allow everyone to attend and enjoy their day in a way that is relative to them the event is structured in a particular way. 12 – 6pm is arranged to be family friendly therefore there are dress restrictions in place, from 6 pm the event is geared for adults and there are less restrictions.

  • 12-6pm
    Clothes need to cover all of the areas that are considered private for example: areas that swim wear covers. We would ask that adults be mindful that there will be young children present.
  • 6-10.30pm
    Wear whatever you like! Parents are advised this time is adult based therefore there may be items of clothing that do not cover the swim wear area.

Admission

Pride:MK is proud to say due to the amazing support from our sponsors we are able to make the event completely FREE OF CHARGE!

Please note all attendees will be searched on entry to the site for the safety of the event, staff, volunteers and attendees. We want to have a safe enjoyable day that is fun for everyone!

There is just one entrance into the event for the general public. Disabled entrance will be provided separately for ease of access.

No Under 18's are permitted without an adult after 6pm.

Accommodation and parking

How to find us

Event Address

The festival address is:

Campbell Park Events Plateau, Campbell Park, Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 4AD

From M1 Junction 14

  • Exit the motorway at Junction 14
  • At the first roundabout, take the third exit on to the A509
  • At Northfield Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Childs Way (A4146)
  • Go over the next 3 roundabouts
  • At the 4th roundabout take the third exit onto Enmore Gate
  • At the next roundabout take the first exit on to Avebury Boulevard
  • At the next roundabout take the first exit on to Avebury Boulevard
  • Milton Keynes Central is well served by trains from London Euston and the North.
  • From the railway station turn right onto Grafton Gate
  • Take second left onto Avebury Boulevard
  • Continue up Avebury Boulevard past the main shopping centre on the left and X-scape on the right
  • Cross Marlborough St (V8) over the flyover and take first left onto the events plateau
  • The station is 25 Minutes walk away, the No.4 Bus takes you to outside Campbell park.
  • There will be a Unison bus giving free rides from the Rail station to Campbell Park
  • Santander Bikes will be on offer at the Rail station for use to get to Campbell Park.

NOTE: THE POST CODE FOR THE ENTIRE PARK IS MK9 4AD. THE FESTIVAL SITE IS AT THE WEST END OF THE PARK, CLOSE TO THE TOWN CENTRE.

Parking on site

THERE IS NO ONSITE PARKING FOR VISITIORS!

There are various places to park in central Milton Keynes where you will find only a short walk to Campbell Park.

The below links will give various options and information:

PLEASE NOTE SOME PARKING AREAS CLOSE OVER NIGHT. PLEASE CHECK CAREFULLY BEFORE PARKING.

If your parking runs out of time whilst you are away from your car, please check what apps are available to pay: See Ringo link below.

https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/highways-and-transport-hub/parking

https://www.myringgo.co.uk/bookparking

https://www.centremk.com/community-and-environment/our-new-smart-technology-multi-storey-car-park-is-now-open.

Accomodation

There are various hotels in Central Milton Keynes – please book early to avoid disappointment.

https://www.travelodge.co.uk/

https://www.premierinn.com/

https://www.jurysinns.com/

https://www.ihg.com/

HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY

Accessibility

The Pride:MK team have worked with disability groups to try and make this event as accessible as possible. What we have done:

There is a disabled persons entrance that allows cars to enter, the team have liaised with local wheelchair suitable taxi companies in MK and they are making sure they have plenty of staff for the day.

There are more accessible toilets placed near this entrance, we have a mobiloo with a hoist and larger ones to accommodate a chair. All of the site is accessible on flat ground but if it rains before the event please note it is grass.

Accessibility tent.

There will be wheelchair charging points in the tent which is near the allocated entrance. There will also be a rest space for guide dogs with water available as it will be a busy day and we understand both owner and dog may need a break.

Sensory tent.

There will be a space that is quieter for anyone who has sensory needs, we plan to put some nice lighting, soft music and some soft places to sit. Is anyone is feeling anxious or worried they can either have some time in here or find a volunteer who can direct you to some support.

The group has taken advice from Access Ambassadors regarding supporting people from the deaf or hard of hearing community. There will be a stall on the day where anyone attending that needs support can meet a BSL support worker who will walk around the event with them. Please note that these will be volunteers so be patient if no one is available.

Main stage.

The team are working on how to make the performances accessible, there will be a viewing platform for anyone with either mobility, visual or auditory needs, we are working on either a BSL signer for performance or text on a screen.

Braile.

we will have some information sheets about the event available in Braile..

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