The Sunrise Virtual LGBTQ+ Pride and Diversity Festival starts on Saturday, July 4 with Sabah Choudrey, a trans-Muslim activist, leading a workshop. Activities over the week will include a Russian doll craft session, sari tying workshop, conversation cafe, Indian dancing, a Diversity Cookathon and a Q+A with Sir Michael Cashman. Last year’s Pride and Diversity Festival in Barnstaple proved very popular and attracted more than 5,000 people. Organiser Sunrise has also launched a Poetry Competition. The theme is Diversity and all entries submitted should reflect this theme. There will be book token prizes- £25 for the winner and £15 for the runner up in each age category. A selection of poems submitted will be posted on Sunrise social media. The closing date is June 30. Sunrise has set up a crowdfunder to support its essential work. If you’d like to help, go to www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk\/sunrise-diversity-covid19-response. To enter the poetry competition, visit www.northdevonsunrise.org .