Forest Gate pub to hold Pride all-dayer for charity

PUBLISHED: 14:49 25 June 2018 | UPDATED: 07:36 26 June 2018

Forest Gayte Pride festival 2017. Picture: Forest Tavern

Forest Gayte Pride festival 2017. Picture: Forest Tavern

Forest Tavern

A Forest Gate pub flies the flag for Pride on Saturday with an all-dayer raising money for charity.

The Forest Tavern in Forest Lane returns as they official festival venue for Forest Gayte Pride, a celebration of LGBT culture, community, freedom and friendship.

By day, a magician will provide family-friendly entertainment in the garden alongside balloon making and stiltwalking.

At 7pm the Pride party kicks off with Electric Blue hosting and DJ Jo Bunny on the decks until the early hours.

Three of London’s most influential drag kings: Adam All, Chiyo Gomes and Benjamin Butch will join in the fun.

“It is a party run on community spirit and pride and one that we are honoured to be involved with,” said assistant pub manager Alice Turpin.

The party runs from 1pm until 2am the following morning.

Entry: £1 donation to The Forest Gate LGBTI+ Committee.

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