A message from Alexandra Boyle, Volunteer and Events Co ordinator, Age UK Leeds
Age UK Leeds and the Arch Café are opening as an LGBT* friendly space and an alternative, alcohol free venue for anyone who is in Leeds during Pride on Sunday 4th August. We appreciate that many under 18s, older people, families or people with disabilities may struggle to access the after party for Pride on Lower Briggate. We are going to open from 12pm-6pm for those who would like take part in Pride, but currently feel unable or unwilling to access all of it. This will be an opportunity to relax, have fun and hopefully make new friends in a safe, welcoming and accessible LGBT* space.
We will also be holding a vigil at 4:30 for people who would like to join us to register solidarity for those who are currently being persecuted and prosecuted abroad for being LGBT*.
People can join us for as long or as little as they like. We share a sheltered churchyard where children can play, or people can relax. We are situated off Dortmund Sq, behind Sainsbury’s on the Headrow. We have full disabled access, and blue badge car parking is available on Mark Lane, where we are located. The café serves coffee, cold drinks. local produce, and excellent cake. http://www.thearchcafeleeds.co.uk If you would like to do the full march, walk back round to Boar Lane, up to the top of Briggate, and you can find an entrance to the churchyard behind Clas Ohlson. The back door to the café is through the churchyard. Disability access is through the front door off Dortmund Sq.
Relax and have some fun during Leeds Pride!