Hamilton is gearing up for its first of three summer fun day events taking place this weekend. On Saturday, July 30, locals are invited to join in the Mela Celebration in the town centre which will feature Lanarkshire ‘s first ever Pride stage.

It will be hosted by popular drag queen Garry King who will introduce a fabulous ensemble of drag queens throughout the day.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire – iOS – Android The event is a community celebration of culture, difference and diversity featuring performances with a multi-cultural twist bringing music, dance and vibrancy to the town.With the event being the first of its kind in the local area, the message from Garry is simple – showcase inclusivity in Lanarkshire – as he continues to campaign for a diverse and unified society.