Each year, thousands of people of all ages, genders and sexualities turn up to Pride Cymru to paint the city every colour imaginable. The aim? To embrace love, pride and identity. Since my teens Ive attended Pride Cymru and have never been disappointed by the turnout, the atmosphere and the show the city puts on. Regardless who you go with, no matter what age or sexuality, youll always have a good time. Theres something for everyone on the day, whether its the parade, the field or the after party. The live stage, cabaret and rave tent offer the chance to be entertained, while the stalls offer great merchandise and food. What I love most about Pride however, is the chance to meet new people. The sheer amount of planning and work that goes into organising an event like this is phenomenal and everyone involved truly should be proud of the joy they give to so many. I had the chance to meet one of the organisers prior to the event who said the hard work is truly worth it to offer the city the event that it does. No matter what your political views, no matter your background or sexuality, everyone can come to this field to unite and be proud of who they are. With all the doom and gloom in the news, its nice to see such solidarity across the parade, the field and the after parties. Glitter and joy united everyone that day like nothing else in the world really mattered.
Bamboo Dental Local Dentist in Cardiff hits Pride Cymru 2016
Bamboo Dental, local dentist in Cardiff, had the honour of attending Pride Cymru this year with its very own stall. For us, this wasn't an opportunity to just sell treatments or bring people new patients into the clinic, but to be out with the local community and celebrate Pride. Away from the practice Georgia and I were, and we were ready to meet lots of new people. The weather was absolutely stunning - the sun was truly shining over Cardiff. Friendly faces greeted from the moment we started setting up our stall. Pride Cymru regulars welcomed us to the field and shared with us their Pride memories over the years. As we had set up early, we had the chance to wander around and meet other stall holders. This wasn't just a chance to check out the competition, but to see what everyone else was contributing to the big day. Among the stall holders were charities, universities and traders. Each stall offered something different. One of the first people we spoke to told us about the history of Pride Cymru and how the event had evolved over the years. This was something I had noticed myself. The event was unrecognisable from the first one I attended eight years ago. Thousands more people were on the field than before.
Local Dentist in Cardiff - Pride Cymru 2016
As the attendees flocked to the field in their thousands, I was overwhelmed by the huge age range on the field. Many families had stopped by the stall for a selfie with our special #smilewithpride selfie frame. It was an absolute pleasure to see parents bringing their children to an event from such an early age. Encouraging pride, acceptance and love to the next generation from such an early age, at a time where its needed more than ever, was aa joy to witness. Many under 18s also stopped by the stall to say hello. Seeing them with pride t shirts and rainbow face paint put a smile on my face. To see so many young people embracing their sexualities and supporting the LGBT community was a nice sight to see. The event wasn't just for young people though. Myself and Georgia talked many interesting people of all ages on the day. Everyone was really happy and it was nice to see no drama or fights unfold during the day. The pride and happiness of everyone on the field was truly infectious. What we noticed was that Pride gives so much to so many people. We saw same sex couples having the confidence to hold hands, hug, dance and celebrate without fear of judgement. It reinforced to us how significant and special this event is to so many. Each pride event, no matter where it may be in the world, reminds us all that love will always win. Georgia and I were there armed with stickers to hand out, and a camera to take photos of attendees with our special #smilewithpride photo frame. Today, it wasn't our mission to offer consultations and bring in sales, but to support the LGBT community and promote self-confidence.
Get your confidence back at your local dentist in Cardiff
At Bamboo Dental our main goal is to bring back confidence to those who need it. A shiny straight white smile offers many of our patients that very confidence boost. Its not the brand new smile alone that changes lives, but the confidence that comes that it brings with it. When we were chatting to many of the attendees, the questions we were asked a lot were Do you think I need braces? Do you think I need teeth whitening? Our reply was simply What do you think? We see the beauty in everyone at Bamboo Dental, and while our expert team at our local dentist in Cardiff will advise on what cosmetic work you can have done, its truly your opinion that matters. If their answers were yes, we told them we would be more than happy to help fix their smile. If we can offer something to our patients in need of a confidence boost which will change their lives, we of course will. After all, thats what our dental practice in Cardiff is for. Would teeth whitening make you happier? Would effective, fast and discreet teeth straightening give you that confidence you've always craved? Do your insecurities hold you back? If the answer is yes, Bamboo Dental, dental practice in Cardiff is there to help. What this day proved, was that no one should worry about their appearance. You shouldn't have to hide your smile away from everyone else. What truly matters is to be happy. If your insecurities are getting in the way of your happiness, its down to you to confront them. If you feel Bamboo Dental could be the perfect solution to restoring your confidence and making you proud of yourself once more, feel free to talk to one of our expert dentists by calling us on 02920 569769 or by clicking on our contact form here.