Norwich Pride At Home
Our vision at Norwich Pride has always been to “turn Norwich into a rainbow” and this year it’s more important than ever that when we say Norwich we don’t just mean the city centre. Our dream is that you could walk down any street in any Norwich postcode and see rainbow flags. Why? Our mission is that we live in a city where everyone can feel safe and proud to be themselves. The rainbow flag is the international symbol of LGBT+ Pride and wherever you see it flying, you know you’re near to LGBT+ people or allies who want to signal to you that you are safe here.
This year we want the entire city to come out and show their rainbow colours. Pride at Home is an opportunity for you to rainbow up your houses, gardens, workplaces, pets, toys, children and celebrate living in our beautiful, diverse city. We can’t all be together for a mass gathering this year but we can still gather as the Pride family wherever we are. We are loving the stories we are hearing about people having their own Covid-safe Pride parties and BBQs, children’s parades and rainbow cake sales, and planting their gardens so they are filled with a rainbow of flowers. Please upload your photos to social media and tag #NorwichPride and #PrideAtHome and we will be sharing them across Pride Week.
Want to make a rainbow cake for your Pride Parties? Then follow our video tutorial on Saturday at 11am, brought to you by Crumbs and Doilies. You can order a complete Rainbow Cake-making kit from Crumbs and Doilies here: https://www.crumbsanddoilies.co.uk/collections/bake-at-home-kits/products/rainbow-cake-baking-kit If you use the discount code NORWICH*RAINBOW you will get 20% discount. Offer ends on Monday 2nd August. Meanwhile, here are the ingredients you need if you want to shop local.
For the cake
– 9 tbsp whole milk
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
Various colour pastes (red, orange, yellow, green, blue & purple) 750g soft unsalted butter
750g caster sugar
9 large free-range eggs
750g sifted self-raising flour
Butter & flour for preparing the cake tins
For the buttercream
– 400g soft unsalted butter
– 900g sifted icing sugar
– 5-6 tbs whole milk ½ tsp vanilla extract
Norwich Pride Colouring Book
We have been working with local LGBT+ artists and allies to create the Norwich Pride Colouring Book. There are 18 pictures you can colour in and put up in your windows to show your support for Norwich Pride. Download the book by clicking the button below or have a look at all the individual pictures in the gallery. Thanks to all the artists who shared their talents with us.
We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to have a colouring in picture of your family. Email the artist Rebecca Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org or message her on social media. If you’d like to make a donation to Norwich Pride to say thanks then you can do this via Local Giving: www.localgiving.org/charity/norwichpride Rebecca also loves it if people pay in acts of kindness for others. We’d love to see how you colour in your pics. Please upload them to social media with the tags @NorwichPride #WeAreFamily #DrawnTogether