'Celebrating freedom': Swindon Pride reaches its 10th year

A colourful parade through the town this morning. Credit: ITV News

The 10th Swindon and Wiltshire Pride event is taking place in the Town Gardens today.

The celebrations kicked off with a colourful parade through the town:

The procession set off from the Town Gardens at 11:15.


Organisers say all are welcome today - including accompanied children. Credit: ITV News
The theme for this year's event is Credit: ITV News
The parade wend its way back to Swindon Town Gardens. Credit: ITV News

This year's Pride Event comes alongside national commemorations to mark 50 years since a change in the law partially decriminalised homosexuality.

The theme is "celebrating freedom".

A number of music performances are also taking place, with the former X factor winner Sam Bailey headlining.