Organisers of this year's Pride event have shared their joy after a 'perfect' day in Hexham.

Sunday June 16 brought people together for the Hexham Pride 2024 march and Bandstand Session takeover.

In mid-April a small group of people met to plan Hexham Pride and from that meeting Alice Appleby, John Swinton and Laura Coulthard took the vision forward.

People from across the country showed upPeople from across the country showed up (Image: Frieda Hill Blaske and Alfie Thurlow)

Bringing together friends and volunteers, they put together an event in just six weeks of planning, with no budget. 

Together with Katy Taylor of Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Core Music, and Hexham Town Council, the Hexham Pride Steering group delivered a day of music and celebration taking Pride back to its roots of supporting the LGBT+ community and providing a platform for local talent to shine.

Singer-song writer Jade Mia Broadhead opened the bandstand sessions, followed by local school girl and singer Charlie Howitson-Morley. 

All smiles at Hexham PrideAll smiles at Hexham Pride (Image: Frieda Hill Blaske and Alfie Thurlow)

A talk from the charity Be: Trans Support and Community was proceeded by Drag King story-time with Stan Doubt. Alice Appleby gave an empowering speech before folk-rock band, Hadrian's Union concluded the session. 

The organisers said: "People danced, sang, and whooped in the sunshine, ate ice cream, and listened to local artists volunteer their music for free. And thirty minutes after everything had been packed away the rain came down and washed the pavement drawings away, leaving no trace.

"At 5pm, local folk singer Jack Reed played the Victorian Tap and brought a perfect day's events to a joyful conclusion."