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Student Pride 2010 wows Brighton

studentpride1Photos: Courtesy of Sam Milford/www.realpride.com/National Student Pride

Student Pride 2010, which took place in Brighton over the past weekend (5-6 March), proved to be the most successful such event yet. Tickets sold out in advance, and an estimated 1,000 students from all over the UK attended the various Pride-related events.

This year’s event, which again spanned two days, featured a pre-pride party that began on Friday 5 March in Revenge. This included a live performance by JLS support act, Stevie Hoang and the conclusion of the ‘Face of Student Pride 2011’ model campaign, which was hosted on stage by popular cabaret act Billi Lewis.

The daytime event was held at Oceana Nightclub on Saturday 6 March and was officially opened by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, with written messages of support being read from Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the Leader of the Opposition, David Cameron and the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg. Highlights of the day included a hugely successful Women’s Room, film screenings sponsored by TLA Releasing, live comedy and cabaret and two discussion panels featuring participants such as Green Party Leader Caroline Lucas, Peter Tatchell, local Labour MP Des Turner and Shadow Minister Nick Herbert.

After the conclusion of daytime event, students benefited from a pub-crawl around the gay village in Brighton, which ended up at a big night event in Coalition on Brighton seafront. Live performances by Erik Hassle, Girls Can’t Catch and Chew Lips, stilt walkers, angle grinders and stage dancers kept guests partying until the early hours of Sunday morning and the audience went wild when Ronan Keating made a surprise stage appearance.

For further details, or to keep informed of next year’s event, log on to www.studentpride.co.uk

Photos: Courtesy of Sam Milford/www.realpride.com/National Student Pride

Posted: 9 March 2010

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