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Events tagged with "Five Days of Fun"

Birmingham Pride

Birmingham hosted the first Birmingham Pride festival in 1997 and has held the event annually since. The first event was organised by a group of business and community volunteers called the Birmingham Triangle CommitteeThe roots of the event can be t...

Brian Wigley

Brian Wigley aka 'Boxer' was a well respected figure on Birmingham's gay scene throughout the 80s and 90s. He was responsible for introducing innovative party nights to the Nightingale, such as beach themed nights. Brian was the prime mover in the fi...

Five Days of Fun

Five Days of Fun, also known as 'Gay Brum'. The annual event took place for five days over the August Bank Holiday, the first taking place in 1983. Teams from different community and commercial ventures took part in 'It's a knockout' type games. The ...

It's a Knockout

In the mid 1970s a competition was organised between the Grosvenor House Hotel on the Hagley Road and the Nightingale club, then in Witton Lane. The event was held in the gardens of the hotel. This event eventually grew to become  Five Days of F...

Memories tagged with "Five Days of Fun"

Five Days of Fun, 1983

Editorial from the Gay Midlander, September 1983 reviewing the first Five Days of Fun."Last Friday, 26th September, saw the launch of a unique event in the annals of Gay entertainment. Gay commercial venues in Birmingham collaborate in the production...

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...

Helping to organise the first Pride 1996

Trevor joined the Birmingham Pride committee (The Triangle Committee) in November 1996, which was set up to organise the first Pride in May 1997. Trevor was the Secretary; there were about ten people involved on the executive committee and they broug...

It's a Knockout

"Birmingham's "Five Days of Fun" originated in the Grosvenor house Hotel. It was the Grosvenor against the Nightingale, I think when that happened, the Nightingale was still in Aston (pre-1981). This became the precursor to Pride, so the Grosvenor st...