Happy Valley Pride

Happy Valley Pride celebrates LGBT+ life in Hebden Bridge and surrounding areas with an annual arts festival and regular social events.

Kirsty’s Poptastic Piano Singalong opened the 2019 Happy Valley Pride annual festival and Kirsty hosted three lockdown special online singalongs in 2020. This was part of the Happy Valley Pride digital focus for 2020 to bring the community together during the height of the Coronavirus lockdown. Hundreds of people have joined these events, belting out a huge range of fantastic gay anthems, 80s hits and Disco classics.

“Kirsty’s Poptastic Singalong kicked off our 2019 festival with a bang. So in 2020, when we were thinking of ideas for bringing people together online during unprecedented times, we wondered if we could pull off an online singalong. We had no idea if or how a Zoom singa long would work. Not only did happen but it was a resounding success. Hundred of people have joined us for gay anthems, back to the 80’s and disco specials. In May, June and July 2020 Kirsty helped bring the community together online during lockdown. She is a true friend of Happy Valley Pride.”

Tim Whitehead – Happy Valley Pride Chair

Quotes from those who attended:

“Such a great event. Thanks Kirsty Doody and Happy Valley Pride J Defo the best online event I have attended in Lockdown xx”

“SO much fun! Thanks Kirsty and everyone involved, I had a blast. Brilliant tunes, singing and dancing with a fabulous, like-minded crowd. Lockdown never sounded so good!”

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