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Pride 2018

Described by The Guardian as “the country’s most popular LGBTQ event,” the Brighton Pride Festival is a vibrant celebration of all that is wonderful about Brighton & Hove’s diverse community, with visitors from across the globe enjoying its spectacular celebrations.

The Brighton Pride Festival in Preston Park is a glittering and inclusive community celebration that delivers an unforgettable day of Pride. A unique community fundraising event, the Brighton Pride Festival has enjoyed amazing performances from international stars including Sister Sledge, Pet Shop Boys, Years & Years, Carly Rae Jepsen, Fatboy Slim, Paloma Faith, Katy B, Ruby Rose, The Human League, Fleur East, Ella Henderson, Boy George, Alison Moyet, and Ms Dynamite amongst others.

A unique Pride event bringing together the very best of Britain’s favourite seaside city, the Brighton Pride Festival revels in our diversity as dance tents, Cabaret tent, amazing live music and community areas combine to create a festival that celebrates the diversity of our community.

Brighton Pride Festival has proved itself to be the UK’s biggest, boldest and best LGBTQ Pride event with community fundraising at it’s heart.

London To Brighton Veteran Car Run 2018

Welcome from Tom Purves, Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club:

Tome Purves

As Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club, it is my pleasure to welcome one and all to the world’s oldest, most celebrated motoring event. The vast number of entrants, from across the globe, who continue to participate in the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox, pays testament to the ever-growing popularity of this event.

In 2018 we will be celebrating the 122nd anniversary of the original Emancipation Run of 1896 which celebrated the passing into law the Locomotives on the Highway Act so raising the speed limit for ‘light automobiles’ from 4mph to 14mph and abolishing the need for a man to walk in front of all vehicles waving a red flag.

I would like to express my thanks to our title partner Bonhams for their continued support. Their sponsorship over the years has been an invaluable contribution to the growing success of this very special event. We are also extremely grateful to our other supporters: supporting partner Hiscox; official partners: Gatwick Airport and Harrods; official suppliers: Abels Moving Services, Brighton and Hove City Council, Hagerty Classic Car Insurance, Honda Drift Bridge Group and RAC Motoring Services; and manufacturer patron: Renault, for their valued support.

This year, we are delighted to introduce The Movember Foundation as our Official Charity Partner and very much hope that you will all get involved in one way or another.

My thanks also extend to all volunteers including the VCR Steering Group who represent the Run participants as, without their time, effort and support, this Run would not be able to take place.

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