A PACKED programme of activities is lined-up for Keighley's Pride Weekend.

Celebrations will begin on Friday, August 20, with a Pride Cabaret at Studio Five Live in Keighley.

The evening of music, comedy, drag and spoken word is being held in conjunction with Bradford Fringe.

Host will be Keighley DJ and singer Marigold Adams and the line-up of acts includes reality TV star and entertainer Smashby, performance poet Alex Asher, singer-songwriter Izak Wilkinson and comedian Kitty Messalina.

Tickets for the event – which is open to anyone aged 16 and upwards – are £5 plus a processing fee, from eventbrite.co.uk/e/pride-cabaret-tickets-162250111451.

Places are limited to 80 to adhere with social distancing policy so people are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

A Pride Picnic which takes centre stage at Cliffe Castle Park on the Saturday, August 21, has been extended.

It will now run from 1pm to 6.30pm.

Headline act at the free, family-friendly event will be soul diva Janet Jaye – with tributes to Diana Ross, Tina Turner and Whitney Houston.

Keighley drag artist Doll’s Nest will host the line-up of entertainment, which also includes NorthWind tribal belly-dancers, a dance workshop led by Jake from House of Decay, music from Haworth Brass Band and singer-songwriters Terry Logan, Claire Mooney and Ruth & Emi.

The picnic area will be divided into family-sized bubbles available on a first-come, first-served basis. People are welcome to take their own food and drinks.

The event will also feature a number of stalls staged by community groups and the raising of a new Keighley Pride flag, which has been made specially for the group by Sew Keighley Pride – a project organised in partnership with ICLS.

Keighley Pride says that with the recent relaxation of social distancing regulations, a limited number of further tickets has been made available for rescheduled drag show Doll’s Haus at Studio Five Live this Friday (Aug 13).

The show features Doll’s Nest and friends.

Tickets for the original date are still valid. Additional ones can be booked through eventbrite.co.uk/e/dolls-haus-tickets-158239327087.

A Keighley Pride spokesperson says: "We would ask everyone attending these events to think of others and maintain social distancing. Please take a Covid test before you attend and stay away if positive.

"These events would not be possible without funding from the Safer Communities Fund and The Leap and the help of our supporters, for which we are extremely grateful."