Last Saturday I headed into London to meet my friend Rhia. We then joined a whole load of colourful people for a colour walk in Shoreditch with In Colourful Company. If you aren’t familiar with In Colourful Company then you can find out more here. I also blogged about the Brighton walk which you can check out here.
I have been a member of the Facebook group for a while, and the Brighton walk was my first one. The London one was in Shoreditch, which is an area I don’t know particularly well so it was nice to wander around and discover new things. Unlike the Brighton walk which was cold and windy, London was hot. It was about 32 degrees, which I was not ready for. It was also a particularly busy Saturday with England playing in the world cup quarter-finals and Pride taking place.
We were actually running a little late and missed the beginning of the walk. Luckily they posted a map on Facebook so we could catch up. To be honest it wasn’t that hard to miss an extremely colourful group of people in among a sea of red and white football shirts. The route took us away from Liverpool St station, along Bishopsgate towards Shoreditch High Street, before ending in St Leonard’s Churchyard. We actually left before the end as it was too hot and ice cream was calling us!
We decided to hop on a bus and head into central to check out Pride. The parade was over by the time we got there but we headed into Trafalgar Square for the free event that was taking place. We saw Sophie Ellis Bextor, Alexandra Burke, Courtney Act, Alyssa Edwards and more perform. Alyssa had the most amazing wig on for her performance. It was actually my first time attending Pride in London and it was so good. I can’t wait for Brighton Pride and Britney Spears next month now.
Have you ever been on a colour walk? Or even a photo walk? I love doing them as they are great for finding inspiration. Also if you are going to Brighton Pride, I would love to know. I just hope the weather stays nice for it.