A WAVE of colours inundated the town centre as part of Furness Pride celebrations this weekend.

Crowds of people were out flying the rainbow flag in the Barrow town centre to mark the return of Furness Pride after two years.

The event was launched with a vibrant parade at 12pm, with scores of people dressed in an array of colours walking from Duke Street along Dalton Road and through Barrow Market.

The sun was shining on event-goers who turned up in their drones to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community.

Organised by Drop Zone Youth, the event has been held online for the past two years due to the Covid pandemic and returned to the Barrow streets earlier this afternoon with the theme of community.

Stage performers included Cee-Jay Birchall, Emma Howarth, David Duffan, Swerve & JD, Becki Fishwick and others who performed at the Pride stage in the town centre.

Nova Drag Queen was among dozens of event-goers who showed up in rainbow-colours at the event.

She said: "It's so good to see everyone out in the sunshine and come together as a community."

Friends Mel, Jamie, Sophia and Emma also turned out to enjoy the celebrations.

They said: "It's really good - it's a great turn out.

"It's such a good atmosphere.

"And it's so nice that the sun is shining."

Lewis Benzie, the LGBTQ+ ambassador for Dropzone, described the Furness Pride event as 'absolutely fantastic'.

"It's just beautiful to see everyone come out to the event," he said.

"It's an amazing atmosphere.

"Everyone's just having a good time."

Furness Hearts of Pride created a yarn bomb to celebrate Furness Pride 2022 which was displayed in The Forum.

The venue also hosted an array of workshops for event-goers to take part in.