This colourful display is now available for everyone to enjoy in the centre of York.
Coppergate Centre has brought back its rainbow umbrellas as part of Pride Month, ready for York Pride on Saturday 18 June.
The 36 rainbow brollies make up Coppergate’s Pride Brollywalk, showing support for York’s LGBTQ+ community. Volunteers from York Pride turned out to watch the last umbrellas being put up in advance of the first parade since 2019.
“We love the colour that our umbrellas bring to Coppergate Walk, and it is fantastic that these ones not only add a vibrancy to the street, but also support the fantastic work of the team behind York Pride,” said centre manager, Pippa Unwin.
“We are hoping that they don’t need any umbrellas for the day of the parade, but everyone is welcome to stop by for a selfie with our Brollywalk at any point this month.”
Chair of York Pride, Greg Stephenson, said, “It’s great to see the Coppergate Brollywalk rainbowed up! For us it always signals that Pride isn’t far away.”
The rainbow brollies replace the Union flag umbrellas installed for the Queen’s platinum jubilee.
They will stay in place until Sunday 26 June, when they will be replaced with tennis ball umbrellas as the Coppergate Centre prepared to host free screenings of Wimbledon 2022.