Nottingham Pride has moved online this year due to coronavirus pandemic

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Nottingham Pride has gone virtual this year - due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event is being broadcasted from The Ballroom at Nottingham's Council House between 7pm and 9pm today (July 25).

People are only allowed to meet up in groups of six people outdoors in England as per Government restrictions to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

It left organisers of Notts Pride no option but to cancel this years outdoor event.

The 2019 celebrations saw around 10,000 people parade through the streets of city.

Organisers said they moved the event online because they couldn't leave it as an 'empty space' with the event being 'so important' too many people.

Viewers will be able to see Nottingham-based singer songwriter ROB.GREEN, Miss Bowie and the Killer Stars, and Concrete Rose, as well as interviews with local personalities.

There are hopes that next years event will be able to return to being an outdoor event but only on the premises of it being safe to do so.

Pride is always a wonderful celebration in our city and, while we understand the event will look and feel a bit different this year, I’m glad we’re still able to mark the occasion in a ‘virtual’ sense. We’re also committed to working with the Pride committee this year and hope to be back together again for next year’s event.

Nottingham City Council, Cllr Rebecca Langton:

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