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Memories by Lesley Pattenson

Unexpected end to Rainbow Voices Concert 2005

Lesley is a member of Rainbow Voices, Birmingham’s LGBT choir, and was co-ordinator from 2003 until 2006. “Our tenth anniversary concert, at the Library Theatre, was memorable for more than our marvellous performance!! Moments after the rousing a...

Fun and games on the Village Green, Pride 2005

“'Will you organise a two day programme of community events for Birmingham Pride?’ I was asked by the Birmingham Pride 2005 organiser, Paul Steeples, acting for the Gay Business Partnership. The brief was to include some of the fun elements such as a...

Mud, mud (not-so) glorious mud, Pride 2006

“Having organised the community events at Pride 2005 I thought I had the experience to do an even better job at Pride 2006. This was the controversial year that involved Ł10 wrist bands, security gates and the Saturday events in Cannon Hill Park. It ...