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Is Crawley Pride about to become a reality?

Following local young people questioning why there is no event in the town and their desire for one now an Open Meeting has been called to assess its viability and support.



Pride has always been a popular yearly event with possibly the two largest ones either side of Crawley, Brighton and London.

But now talk has turned to the possibility of Crawley itself holding its very own Pride.

The idea has come about following discussions within Crawley Community Youth Service where LGBTQ+ awareness has been a key element in education and supporting young people in the town.

Now they want to take it a step further with an Open Meeting being held at Dormans so that young people can voice their opinions and get involved if they so wish.

Elinor Adie who is helping arrange this said:

“We’re excited to give the young people of Crawley a safe space where they can meet with other LGBTQ+ young people and discuss their views of LGBTQ+ support services and awareness in their own town.

Throughout my five years of working with young people in Crawley, many of the LGBTQ+ young people that I’ve worked with have accessed support services outside of the town.

Whilst it’s fantastic that advice and support is accessible through services like the Find It Out Centre, the young people of our town deserve more, including regular young people’s groups that provide a safe space for young people to discuss the issues in their lives with trained professionals – services available in other towns across West Sussex”.

Details of the Open Meeting are below.


Aged 9-15? Auditions announced for this years panto at The Hawth

The Hawth, in partnership with Evolution Productions are looking for girls to be part of the Juvenile Ensemble for their spectacular pantomime, DICK WHITTINGTON this Christmas!



Registration will take place at 10am on Saturday 22 June 2019 at The Hawth.

To audition you must be between the ages 9–15 (inclusive) on 1 September 2019 and be under 5’ 2”.

Producers say that auditions will end approximately 2 hours after the start time but you may need to stay longer if you are successful.

You don’t need to prepare anything – you’ll be taught a routine on the day. They ask you come wearing comfortable clothes and soft/dance shoes and advise that you bring some water, but no other food or drink.

They added, “Pantomime is a huge team effort, and we will require full commitment for the rehearsal period and the full run of the production (Monday 25 November 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020).”

Click here to download an audition registration form.

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