A number of people from Furness joined the hundreds of people in Carlisle this weekend for a jubilant celebration of acceptance in the county, to mark the 10th anniversary of Cumbria Pride.

Pride, an international movement designed to promote greater visibility and acceptance of the full range of sexual and gender identities, first came to Cumbria a decade ago.

Returning with an infectiously joyful atmosphere this weekend, the Saturday event kicked off with a carnival-style procession towards Carlisle Castle via the city centre.

Young and old, individuals and organisations all took part in the parade, masterminded by Cumbria Pride organisers Pam Eland and Martin Reeves and their team.

Perhaps the most eye-catching feature of the parade was a specially painted fire engine, which spurred the parade on by blaring energetic music.

The parade culminated in a concert, held in the grounds of Carlisle castle.

Headlined by actor and singer Heather Peace, most famous for starring roles in TV dramas like Waterloo Road and London’s Burning, she was joined on the lineup by a host of performers including 2000 UK number one vocalist Sonique.

Pride parades first began in the early 1970s, in response to the Stonewall riots.