The University is sponsoring Pride Canterbury 2022 and we’re so excited to be able to celebrate this joyful event once again with our University and Canterbury community.

Pride Canterbury is a wonderful event that allows us to show support for each other without discrimination or prejudice, to bond as a community, and come together to celebrate equality and progress, and we’d like to invite all staff to join in the festivities.

This year’s Pride Canterbury is planned to take place in-person on Saturday 11 June 2022, with a parade through Canterbury High Street and live entertainment in the Dane John Gardens.


What’s On at Pride Canterbury 2022?

Pride Canterbury is a spectacular celebration of LGBTQ+ identity for the whole family set in the heart of Canterbury. Featuring a parade through Canterbury High Street, followed by live entertainment with food and drink in the Dane John Gardens. Find out more about Pride Canterbury’s schedule and line-up. Artists announced so far include Alexandra Burke, Denise Van Outen, River Medway, Jubilee and many more acts).

Can I join in the parade?

Yes, you can! We would love CCCU students and staff to get involved and we welcome friends and families to come along too. We have requested 100 wrist bands for the parade. Please let us know that you are joining in by filling out this form. The deadline for registering interest is Wednesday 08 June 2022. We will be contacting those who register to march in the parade with dates and locations to collect their wrist bands the week before the event.

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Pop along to Augustine House to see a special Pride display by the Library team. Find out about the history of the Pride flag, pick up and borrow an LGBT+ fiction book and find out what other resources are available.  

Celebrate at the Students' Union Lounge

Join CCCU staff and students join at The Lounge to celebrate this years’ PRIDE! OPEN TO ALL!

Following the day’s events in the city centre, connect with the University's LGBTQIA+ community at the Lounge with a Quiz and UV party.

From 5.30 chill for an hour and join in with our very own LGBT+ Society hosting a special Quiz celebrating the rich history and diverse community whilst raising money for Mermaids charity.

From 7pm, Get set for a night of entertainment and fun. Expect a neon glow! Dance under UV lights, and get the After Glow feels. Party the night away with a mix of songs performed by artists that have been influential to the LGBTQIA+ community along with the floor fillers, dance classics and cheesy tunes. Book your free place here.

What Pride means to me

Our LGBT+ Society wants to celebrate how special and important Pride is by sharing our experiences with each other.  Add your story or thoughts in our dedicated Padlet about what Pride means to you and spread the love!

Make a Stride for Pride

This June, which marks Pride Month, we’re inviting members of our wonderfully diverse CCCU community to step up, walk 50 miles and make Strides for Pride!

Why 50 Miles?

2022 is a pivotal year for LGBTQIA+ history in the UK as this year marks 50 years since the first Pride in London. Let’s not forget that in 1972, Pride was a protest march for better rights, not a parade. Therefore, we are encouraging members of our CCCU community to step up and walk 50 miles this June.

You can sashay your way through the 50 miles, or you can join the march in the Pride Canterbury parade. Whether you’re a member of the LGBTQIA+ community or an ally, you can get involved and show your support for Pride.

Sign up for Moves

Whether you’re walking to a lecture, taking your bike out for a ride, having quick swim, or going for a run - you can earn points through Christ Church Moves! Once you’ve earned enough points, you can use them to claim incredible prizes, ranging from a hot drink to sweet treats and so much more. The Canterbury Christ Church Moves app is now available to download for both Android and iPhone.

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Make a Pride Macrame braid bracelet

Canterbury Christ Chruch Creatives are supplying 100 kits so people can make their own macrame braid bracelet in the Pride rainbow flag colours. The kits will be available from our CCCU stall in the Dane John Gardens for attendees to take without charge but we are inviting a donation to charity - proceeds will be divided between two very worthy causes, mermaids and the be you project.

Canterbury Christ Church Creatives is a group for colleagues and students of the University which brings people together to craft and make art for enjoyment and wellbeing. All crafts and arts and all levels of crafting and art-making skills are embraced and new members are always welcome.  If you are interested in finding out more about the group, find the Creatives on Facebook or contact them via email.  

Expect Respect

As part of Pride we want to take the opportunity to encourage students and staff to take our expect respect pledge. Canterbury Christ Church University and the Students’ Union believe all students, staff and visitors have the right to live, study and work in a safe and supportive environment, free from discrimination, bullying or harassment of any form.

We believe that we all have a part to play in creating inclusive and welcoming campuses, free from harassment. We can take positive action in a number of ways to educate ourselves, reflect on our own behaviour and challenge behaviour in others.

We actively encourage staff and students to report any harassment or sexual misconduct they experience through our Report and Support platform. If you have witnessed, been impacted by or experienced harassment, we are here to support you.

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