A North East charity is going live and loud for a special fundraising event taking place this summer.
Northern Pride, which organises leading LGBT festival Newcastle Pride, is hosting a black tie ball at The Beacon, Newcastle on Thursday June 16.
The glittering evening, which runs from 7pm until midnight, will feature a live performance from North East singer Lorraine Crosby, aka Mrs Loud, who is best known for her vocals on Meatloaf’s smash hit single, I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).
Guests at the event, supported by The Beacon and 1879 Events Management, will also enjoy a complimentary welcome drink, mouth-watering three course meal and the chance to win a host of prizes in a raffle and auction.
Proceeds from the Northern Pride Black Tie Ball will be used to ensure Newcastle Pride remains free to attend, cementing its status as one of the biggest free festivals in the UK.
Mark Nichols, Chair of Northern Pride, said: “Newcastle Pride is a huge event, drawing in visitors from across the UK and further afield.
“We simply wouldn’t be able to put on an event of this scale without the continued support of our sponsors and fundraisers and the Black Tie Ball is an ideal opportunity for more people to get involved.”
Tickets for the Northern Pride Black Tie Ball, priced at £28 per person or £250 for a table of £10, can be booked online at www.northern-pride.com, where you will also find full listings for the wider Newcastle Pride festival.
This includes the event’s Main Stage weekend at Newcastle’s Town Moor on July 15, 16 and 17, which features an encore performance by Lorraine Crosby, as well as appearances by headline acts 5ive and Heather Small.
Further details can also be found by searching northernprideuk on Facebook and Twitter.