Posted on Wednesday 26 September 2018 by James Pilkington
Bolton's Pride festival took over the town last weekend. It began with a carnival parade from the Chorley New Road entrance of Queen's Park to Victoria Square via Spa Road, Deansgate and Le Mans Crescent.
Saturday saw plenty of activity on the main stage with live entertainment, including headliner Gareth Gates. The evening saw the "I Love The Naughties" party at the Venue Singer and X-Factor personality Lydia Lucy, who has appeared with will.i.am, on the bill, along with a Pink tribute act..
Throughout the weekend Bolton FM had a sizeable presence at the HateCrmeHub in the Market Place - Bolton Pride is an event against all
hate crime, not just hatred directed against the LGBT+ community, as Stand Up to Racism had a presence at the launch of Bolton Pride.
As the 'voice of the Bolton Family' we try to celebrate difference, celebrate similarity and celebrate Bolton.
Today sees the Bolton and Bury Business awards take place at The University of Bolton, and Bolton FM are up for an award to recognise our partnership working with Bolton Hospice. The Community award looks to celebrate organisations that "make a committed and proactive contribution to the enhancement and benefit of the Bolton community."
Judges will look at how well we've worked in partnership with Bolton Hospice and the impact we've had within the local community.
We wish all our fellow competitors and wonderful night.