The countdown for Southampton Pride is on! Cunard and P&O Cruises are headline sponsors for the event, being held in Southampton Guildhall Square on Saturday 26 August. To celebrate our ongoing partnership, next week there are lots of CUK Pride events and activities for colleagues to enjoy; here’s everything you can look forward to!

Tuesday 22 August – non-binary spotlight

  • 08:30 – 10:00, Atrium: Join Spectrum for a hot drink and learn more about CUK Pride, our Southampton Pride partnership and ways to support LGBTQI+ people.
  • 08:30 – 14:00, Atrium: collect your pronouns badge from the Spectrum stand.
  • 12:00-14:00, Atrium: We encourage everyone to Be curious, Be you, Belong by learning more about other people’s experiences. Grab your lunch and watch some of the short videos being screened in the Atrium to learn more about non-binary people.

Wednesday 23 August – drag queen spotlight

  • 12:00 – 13:00, Atrium: Join dancing queen and star of Britain’s Got Talent, Ruby Sinclair, for a fun dance class!
  • 16:00 – 18:00, Roof terrace: Join Spectrum for drinks to celebrate the launch of Spectrum Social, a new way to meet and spend time with colleagues.

Thursday 24 August – Southampton Pride spotlight

  • 11:00 – 14:00, Atrium: Find out the Southampton Pride parade route and collect your P&O Cruises and Cunard pride flags.

Throughout the week…

Meet Spectrum

Meet members of Spectrum in the Atrium to learn more about the network, their purpose and how you can get involved in upcoming events and activities. You’ll also be able to learn more about LGBTQIA+ laws around the world. 

Dress in the rainbow!

Throughout the week, dress in the colours from the pride flag. The pride flag colors each hold a different meaning, and each color represents an important value of the LGBTQIA+ community. Find out more here.

Get learning

Show your support for Pride on Teams! 

Next time you’re on a teams call, click on ‘video effects’ and then scroll down to ‘frames’, where you’ll find a rainbow frame for your video screen.

Everyone is welcome at Carnival UK however they identify.

Spectrum, Carnival UK’s LGBT+ & Friends employee-led network, supports belonging and inclusion by championing, challenging and celebrating the LGBT+ agenda. Encouraging colleagues to be curious, we drive allyship to promote positive change across Carnival UK and the communities we are a part of, creating a feeling of belonging for everyone. Learn more about the network here.

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