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Pride colours illuminate Brighton Wheel
The Brighton Wheel has been lit up with the colours of Pride to mark 20 years of the event.
Tonight (August 30) and over the weekend the iconic city structure will be illuminated for an hour from 9.15pm.
The spectacle, which has been given the blessing of the council and Wheel bosses, has been described by organisers as “special” and “symbolic”.
The illumination is the first of its kind since the Pavilion was showered in pink light for Pride 2004.
A Pride spokeswoman said: “We wanted to do something special and with the wheel being so near to Kemp Town and also the starting place for the parade, it seemed perfect.
“Everyone remembers the iconic image of the pink Pavilion a few years ago and I think that this will be similar.”
Six lights will point up towards the Wheel with gel filters creating the Rainbow Pride colours.
Pride director Trevor Edwards said: “We’re delighted that Brighton’s newest attraction is getting behind the event.
“We hope that the image of the Wheel will be one which will live long in the memory.”
Tickets are still available for Pride, priced £17.50 for adults, £10 for students and £40 for a family.
The parade starts at Brighton Wheel at 11am before heading west along the seafront, up West Street on to North Street and up the A23 to Preston Park.
Events in the park will begin at midday and run until 8pm.
For more details visit www.pridebrighton.org .