Sir Ian shows Pride in Wigan

The Lord of the Rings star will return to his childhood home Credit: PA

Wigan's first Pride festival will have a special guest this weekend, actor Sir Ian McKellen. The stage and screen actor is a campaigner for gay rights who grew up in the town. He will return for the Wigan Pride parade before making a speech on the main stage. There are events all weekend in the town centre round Believe Square.