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Manchester Pride Launches Free Skill Share Workshops To Support LGBTQ+ People Across Greater Manchester

Manchester Pride Launches Free Skill Share Workshops To Support LGBTQ+ People Across Greater Manchester

Communities across Greater Manchester will learn skills, build power and strengthen their groups and organisations through the first of its kind workshops

Published: Thu, 24 Jun 2021

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POLARI MANCHESTER

POLARI MANCHESTER

Paul Burston invites a stellar guest line up to explore all things Polari.

Published: Thu, 24 Jun 2021

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Silver Pride 2021

Silver Pride 2021

Now in its second year, Silver Pride is a unique online festival designed to connect with and celebrate older LGBT+ people.1

Published: Thu, 24 Jun 2021

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Jack Slimming World

Jack Slimming World

Published: Thu, 24 Jun 2021

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Two New LGBTQ Shows Set To Fly The Rainbow Flag During Little LTF Festival

Two New LGBTQ Shows Set To Fly The Rainbow Flag During Little LTF Festival

Four weeks until outdoor event at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church

Published: Thu, 24 Jun 2021

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We pay homage to the creator of Manchester Pride

We pay homage to the creator of Manchester Pride

Rem Bar owner sets the record straight about Peter Beswick and his role in Gay Village History.

Published: Thu, 17 Jun 2021

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Manchester New Square

Manchester New Square

We chat to two friends about their experience of inner city living

Published: Thu, 17 Jun 2021

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Liverpool’s Stanley Street Quarter Rebranded “Pride Quarter”

Liverpool’s Stanley Street Quarter Rebranded “Pride Quarter”

New era for the city’s LGBT+ quarter and ‘Pride Quarter Indoor Festival’ to celebrate what would have been Pride in Liverpool on Saturday 31st July.

Published: Thu, 17 Jun 2021

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Manchester’s HIV Campaign Shortlisted For National Award

Manchester’s HIV Campaign Shortlisted For National Award

The ‘HIV: Let’s sort this together’ campaign has been shortlisted at the prestigious Purpose Awards

Published: Thu, 17 Jun 2021

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Todrick Hall live in Manchester at Bridgewater Hall

Todrick Hall live in Manchester at Bridgewater Hall

TODRICK HALL ANNOUNCES NEW EU & UK TOUR DATES FOR MAY 2022

Published: Thu, 10 Jun 2021

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Salford Pride date announced

Salford Pride date announced

Salford Pride’s THE PINK PICNIC Pride Event confirmed for Saturday 7th August 2021 at Peel Park, Salford

Published: Thu, 10 Jun 2021

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Kampus announces first pop-up of Summer Garden Series

Kampus announces first pop-up of Summer Garden Series

Kampus has announced the opening of its gardens with a summer series of food and drink pop-ups, championing independents of Manchester.

Published: Thu, 10 Jun 2021

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Just a Ball Game announce event

Just a Ball Game announce event

Campaign organisation JUST A BALL GAME? (JBG?) are very pleased announce their first online #StrongerTogether event will takes place in partnership with GMB Trade Union on Saturday 19th June 2021.

Published: Thu, 10 Jun 2021

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The second MarchOnline date announced

The second MarchOnline date announced

LCR Pride Foundation’s MarchOnline returns for 2021

Published: Thu, 10 Jun 2021

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Manchester LGBTQ+ artist launches first Pride ident for ITV

Manchester LGBTQ+ artist launches first Pride ident for ITV

Yet another 'first' for Manchester and it's LGBTQ community.

Published: Thu, 10 Jun 2021

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Anne-Marie announces tour dates

Anne-Marie announces tour dates

SHOWS CONFIRMED IN DUBLIN, GLASGOW, CARDIFF, LEEDS AND LONDON

Published: Thu, 10 Jun 2021

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Hebden Bridge Townhouse

Hebden Bridge Townhouse

Ben and Mark assure a warm welcome to their newly refurbished and renamed hotel.

Published: Thu, 10 Jun 2021

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The Proud Trust Receives The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Proud Trust Receives The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Proud Trust has received a major recognition for it's work in the voluntary sector.

Published: Tue, 8 Jun 2021

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Bianca Del Rio

Bianca Del Rio

Bianca Del Rio confirms for Village People Weekend

Published: Thu, 3 Jun 2021

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MANCHESTER PRIDE FESTIVAL THEME 2021

MANCHESTER PRIDE FESTIVAL THEME 2021

LGBTQ+ Charity Announces Garden Of Freedom As The Theme For The August Bank Holiday Festival

Published: Thu, 3 Jun 2021

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Drew Tosh chats with Julie Hesmondhalgh

Drew Tosh chats with Julie Hesmondhalgh

Simply The Greatest Drew Tosh chats to Julie Hesmondhalgh

Published: Thu, 3 Jun 2021

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Drag Queen abseil

Drag Queen abseil

Misty Chance leads a group of Drag Queen friends for this charity fundraiser abseil

Published: Thu, 3 Jun 2021

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What's going on at Contact Theatre

What's going on at Contact Theatre

A whole host of initiatives are planned at Contact through the Summer and beyond.

Published: Thu, 3 Jun 2021

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Queer writing for a brave new world

Queer writing for a brave new world

Queer Writing for a Brave New World - LGBTQ+ writers explore Modernism through a multiplicity of queer lenses Out on the Page are going into print for the first time this Autumn.

Published: Thu, 3 Jun 2021

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Refract announce a stellar line up of comedy including Drag superstar Jonny Woo

Refract announce a stellar line up of comedy including Drag superstar Jonny Woo

Waterside unveils uplifting summer programme for flagship Refract Festival

Published: Thu, 3 Jun 2021

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The Lowry announce  Les Miserable for 2022

The Lowry announce Les Miserable for 2022

Les Mis for Salford, as this sensation announces it's arrival at The Lowry

Published: Thu, 27 May 2021

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Judy & Liza to entertain NW audiences with new UK tour

Judy & Liza to entertain NW audiences with new UK tour

Dazzling musical starring Emma Dears and Helen Sheals becomes one of the first shows staged after lockdown

Published: Thu, 27 May 2021

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What's on at Bar Pop?

What's on at Bar Pop?

Check out the drag line up at Bar Pop in the coming few weeks.

Published: Thu, 27 May 2021

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We meet Emma Cuerden, a Health Improvement Practitioner for St Helens Sexual Health service

We meet Emma Cuerden, a Health Improvement Practitioner for St Helens Sexual Health service

Over The Rainbow St helens

Published: Thu, 27 May 2021

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Misc round up of LGBT related matters and groups

Misc round up of LGBT related matters and groups

Published: Thu, 27 May 2021

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Hope Fest announced

Hope Fest announced

Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre Announce 3 Week Outdoor undercover Festival This Summer

Published: Thu, 20 May 2021

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Napoleons Casino Manchester reopens

Napoleons Casino Manchester reopens

The Finest New Casino Experience in Manchester is BACK!

Published: Thu, 20 May 2021

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UK to host global LGBTQ Conference

UK to host global LGBTQ Conference

'Special envoy' appointed by UK GOVT on LGBTQ rights with a planned global LGBTQ conference

Published: Thu, 20 May 2021

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Festival of Libraries 2021

Festival of Libraries 2021

MANCHESTER’S BRAND NEW ‘FESTIVAL OF LIBRARIES’ ANNOUNCES FULL PROGRAMME

Published: Thu, 20 May 2021

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Proud Connections from Proud Trust

Proud Connections from Proud Trust

The Proud Trust pilot this new service in the North West of England

Published: Thu, 20 May 2021

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General Store to open at Kampus neighbourhood

General Store to open at Kampus neighbourhood

Kampus General Store to bring a zero-waste, household essential refill hub to the neighbourhood

Published: Fri, 14 May 2021

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Essential and Mornin Glory for this years Pride

Essential and Mornin Glory for this years Pride

2 legendary club nights return at this years Manchester pride

Published: Thu, 13 May 2021

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Jonathan Mayor hosts Pride in Trafford

Jonathan Mayor hosts Pride in Trafford

Oh What a Lovely Lockdown by Cheddar Gorgeous, Welcome to the Haus of Myztique with Jason Andrew Guest and Fat Roland lead the impressive line up.

Published: Thu, 13 May 2021

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LOOKING FOR ME FRIEND  The Music of Victoria Wood

LOOKING FOR ME FRIEND The Music of Victoria Wood

Cabaret Performer & TV Personality, PAULUS (BBC’s All Together Now), enters his 30th year in entertainment with a loving tribute to his idol the late, great Victoria Wood.

Published: Thu, 13 May 2021

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Sophie Ellis Bextor live at Irlam Festival

Sophie Ellis Bextor live at Irlam Festival

“We’re excited that Irlam Live 2021 is returning and attracting big names that bring so much enjoyment".

Published: Thu, 13 May 2021

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Meet Me At Dawn at Hope Mill Theatre

Meet Me At Dawn at Hope Mill Theatre

Upcoming production of Meet Me At Dawn being staged by HER Productions at Hope Mill Theatre

Published: Thu, 13 May 2021

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Nightmare Screening by Horror Homos

Nightmare Screening by Horror Homos

Chapeltown picture house in Manchester is the location for this horror fest

Published: Thu, 13 May 2021

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Jonathan Harvey's Hushabye Mountain to live stream

Jonathan Harvey's Hushabye Mountain to live stream

Hope Mill Theatre has announced it will work with Stream.Theatre to stream a new online production worldwide of Hushabye Mountain

Published: Thu, 6 May 2021

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Pride events announced for 2021

Pride events announced for 2021

With thanks to Carl Austin-Behan for compiling this list of forthcoming events through 2021

Published: Thu, 6 May 2021

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Digital Diversity Festival 2021

Digital Diversity Festival 2021

Exciting announcement from Rickie Hewitt and the team at Salford Pride.

Published: Thu, 6 May 2021

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Prestigious award for Elysium Theatre Company

Prestigious award for Elysium Theatre Company

Manchester based performance deals with Sexuality and a paternal response.

Published: Mon, 3 May 2021

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Bread Flower pop up at Kampus Bungalow

Bread Flower pop up at Kampus Bungalow

Bagels and bouquets are the latest offering to be announced at Kampus, Manchester’s new garden neighbourhood being developed by HBD and CAPITAL&CENTRIC.

Published: Sun, 2 May 2021

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Line up announced for Manchester Pride Festival

Line up announced for Manchester Pride Festival

Manchester Pride Festival announce the line up for later this year with more tix on sale

Published: Fri, 30 Apr 2021

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BAFTA nominated Julie Hesmondhalgh stars

BAFTA nominated Julie Hesmondhalgh stars

The Greatest Play in the History of the World at Oldham Coliseum.

Published: Thu, 29 Apr 2021

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Queen B Brunch Manchester

Queen B Brunch Manchester

ON Bar hosts a Beyoncé inspired daytime drag experience

Published: Thu, 29 Apr 2021

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Go Gaga Bottomless Brunch Show Manchester

Go Gaga Bottomless Brunch Show Manchester

Manchester venues host Go Gaga Brunch through the Summer

Published: Thu, 29 Apr 2021

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REBECCANEVERBECKY: Closing Party Kiki

REBECCANEVERBECKY: Closing Party Kiki

A showcase of LGBT+ talent on the decks

Published: Sat, 24 Apr 2021

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Buff Bingo

Buff Bingo

Boys, Balls, Booze & Drag Queens!

Published: Thu, 22 Apr 2021

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We welcome Rainbow Buddies

We welcome Rainbow Buddies

We bring you news of a new Gender-Neutral Clothing Line

Published: Thu, 22 Apr 2021

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Lesflicks releases 'The Pass'

Lesflicks releases 'The Pass'

Lesflicks is proud to be releasing “The Pass”, a live theatrical event written and performed by Denise Marsa

Published: Thu, 22 Apr 2021

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New Canalside Terrace Bar arrives on the edge of Village

New Canalside Terrace Bar arrives on the edge of Village

Roby 1844 opens at Holiday Inn

Published: Thu, 22 Apr 2021

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Queer Contact present Lob

Queer Contact present Lob

More experiences of queer identity courtsey of Contact.

Published: Thu, 22 Apr 2021

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Bear Back Podcast

Bear Back Podcast

Bear couple launch new comedy podcast

Published: Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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LGBT Lottery is launched

LGBT Lottery is launched

Published: Fri, 16 Apr 2021

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Nathaniel Hall discusses HIV, kissing Olly Alexander and much more! (Part 2)

Nathaniel Hall discusses HIV, kissing Olly Alexander and much more! (Part 2)

Nathaniel Hall continues his chat with Dan Carter

Published: Thu, 15 Apr 2021

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Hope Mill Theatre has announced that this Xmas it will stage the first new UK production of The Wiz

Hope Mill Theatre has announced that this Xmas it will stage the first new UK production of The Wiz

MANCHESTER’S HOPE MILL THEATRE TO STAGE NEW PRODUCTION OF THE WIZ THIS CHRISTMAS

Published: Thu, 15 Apr 2021

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Nominations Open for Best LGBTQ+ Hospitality Business

Nominations Open for Best LGBTQ+ Hospitality Business

LGBTQ+ owned / allied pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants in the North West are being encouraged to enter the first ever North West LGBTQ+ Business Awards.

Published: Thu, 15 Apr 2021

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Pride in Trafford announce programme

Pride in Trafford announce programme

Arts and culture return to Trafford as Waterside sets date to reopen

Published: Thu, 15 Apr 2021

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Artisan Markets return

Artisan Markets return

Artisan Traders Worker Bee Markets Celebrate First Markets of the Year

Published: Thu, 15 Apr 2021

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New book from Matt Cain

New book from Matt Cain

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO START YOUR LIFE'S BIG ADVENTURE . . .

Published: Thu, 15 Apr 2021

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MEET THE ACTIVIST: TRACEY UPTON FROM MERSEYRAIL

MEET THE ACTIVIST: TRACEY UPTON FROM MERSEYRAIL

A brand new series from the team behind LCR Pride Foundation

Published: Wed, 14 Apr 2021

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Student Pride 2021

Student Pride 2021

Come and join the fun on April 19th-25th and register for the festival

Published: Thu, 8 Apr 2021

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Nathaniel Hall discusses HIV, kissing Olly Alexander and much more! (Part 1)

Nathaniel Hall discusses HIV, kissing Olly Alexander and much more! (Part 1)

Nathaniel Hall chats with our Dan Carter

Published: Thu, 8 Apr 2021

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LCR Pride Foundation Launches 2021/22 Theme “From Now On”

LCR Pride Foundation Launches 2021/22 Theme “From Now On”

The new annual theme highlights the challenges still faced by the LGBT+ community and calls for individuals, businesses and organisations to do their part to enact change “From Now On”.

Published: Thu, 8 Apr 2021

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Ella Otomewo at Contact

Ella Otomewo at Contact

Outspoken showcases Queer artists during Queer Contact 2021

Published: Thu, 8 Apr 2021

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Diary date for Peru Perdu

Diary date for Peru Perdu

A place to really celebrate post lockdown on the edge of the village, opposite Mcr New Sq and The New Union.

Published: Thu, 8 Apr 2021

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Common & Co first to sign up at new Kampus garden neighbourhood

Common & Co first to sign up at new Kampus garden neighbourhood

Manchester independents Common & Co are set to open a new pub, Cornerstone, and a Nell’s Pizza shop, at Kampus,

Published: Thu, 1 Apr 2021

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Drive in Drag

Drive in Drag

Grab a car full of pals for this Drag Drive In at The Trafford Centre this May

Published: Thu, 1 Apr 2021

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LGBTQ+ Business Awards (North West)

LGBTQ+ Business Awards (North West)

The North West LGBTQ+ Business Awards will be an opportunity to celebrate the amazing achievements of LGBTQ+ people

Published: Thu, 1 Apr 2021

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Football returns for Manchester’s inclusive club at VMFC

Football returns for Manchester’s inclusive club at VMFC

Manchester’s gay and inclusive football club, Village Manchester FC, has announced the return to training and competitive fixtures

Published: Thu, 1 Apr 2021

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Gender neutral pricing for hairdressing in NQ

Gender neutral pricing for hairdressing in NQ

Local salon takes a stand for diversity as the first in Manchester to launch gender neutral pricing

Published: Thu, 1 Apr 2021

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MANDLA RAE – As British as a Watermelon

MANDLA RAE – As British as a Watermelon

As british as a watermelon is a messy sensory experience. A film commissioned by Contact.

Published: Thu, 1 Apr 2021

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Manchester Pride Conference 2021

Manchester Pride Conference 2021

Virtual Manchester Pride Conference With Owain Wyn Evans, Nathaniel J Hall, Ginny Lemon & Tan France 2021

Published: Fri, 26 Mar 2021

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The Lowry in Salford announces initial re-opening line-up

The Lowry in Salford announces initial re-opening line-up

The Lowry has today confirmed details of its planned re-opening line-up.

Published: Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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When Belinda met Divina

When Belinda met Divina

Watch the outcome as these two drag Queens shared the same room for the first time in 4 years.

Published: Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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Manchester New Sq update

Manchester New Sq update

We update you on the progress at our new neighbour at Mcr New Sq.

Published: Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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Mark Croasdale at Queer Contact 2021

Mark Croasdale at Queer Contact 2021

A film commissioned by Contact

Published: Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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Performer Oskar Marchock talks to musician Deanz

Performer Oskar Marchock talks to musician Deanz

Published: Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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The Sunday Boys, Finn Anderson and more Lowry commissions

The Sunday Boys, Finn Anderson and more Lowry commissions

The Lowry has announced four new shows as part of its #LoveLowry programme as it continues to showcase work during its extended closure due to lockdown.

Published: Mon, 22 Mar 2021

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First look inside Kampus garden neighbourhood

First look inside Kampus garden neighbourhood

New images have been revealed of Kampus – the new £250m garden neighbourhood

Published: Thu, 18 Mar 2021

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Pride in Liverpool  2021 Cancelled

Pride in Liverpool 2021 Cancelled

LCR Pride Foundation has announced the cancellation of Pride in Liverpool and its annual March with Pride for 2021.

Published: Thu, 18 Mar 2021

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What are the implications for Pride Marches of the anti-protest bill?

What are the implications for Pride Marches of the anti-protest bill?

The anti-protest bill could see Pride marches shut down at the behest of bigots

Published: Thu, 18 Mar 2021

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Manchester Laces formed

Manchester Laces formed

The first inclusive women’s football club in Manchester is formed and welcomes non-binary players

Published: Thu, 18 Mar 2021

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Rent announce new dates at Hope Mill Theatre

Rent announce new dates at Hope Mill Theatre

HOPE MILL THEATRE’S HIT PRODUCTION OF RENT WILL RETURN FOR LIVE PERFORMANCES THIS SUMMER

Published: Mon, 15 Mar 2021

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Sparkle 2021: An announcement

Sparkle 2021: An announcement

The Sparkle Weekend will return as a full event next year from Friday 8th – Sunday 10th July 2022. We hope to see you all there.

Published: Thu, 11 Mar 2021

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Happy Valley Pride Digital events continues with special spoken word event

Happy Valley Pride Digital events continues with special spoken word event

Following a very successful tear of digital events, Happy Valley Pride will next host FLUID – Celebrating Queer Identities in Spoken Word.

Published: Thu, 11 Mar 2021

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Pride Drag Brunch at Impossible, Manchester

Pride Drag Brunch at Impossible, Manchester

Starring Baga Chipz, Lawrence Chaney and Ginny Lemon!

Published: Thu, 11 Mar 2021

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The Manchester Food and Drink Festival announces dates for 2021

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival announces dates for 2021

Manchester Food and Drink Festival announces 2021 dates and gala dinner and awards.

Published: Thu, 11 Mar 2021

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We explore a city tour with a distinct difference

We explore a city tour with a distinct difference

A tour that celebrates Manchester’s LGBTQ+ history and supports the homelessness.

Published: Thu, 11 Mar 2021

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From Me To Us at the New Adelphi Theatre Salford

From Me To Us at the New Adelphi Theatre Salford

I can’t pinpoint the exact moment I realised I wanted to have children. I think I always put it to the back of my mind, because I was single, because I was gay.

Published: Thu, 11 Mar 2021

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Oh Woman at Royal Exchange Theatre

Oh Woman at Royal Exchange Theatre

Six innovative artists create audio tributes to the incredible woman that inspire them.

Published: Tue, 9 Mar 2021

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Kringles, your independent Online Retail store, for Seasonal Home Décor

Kringles, your independent Online Retail store, for Seasonal Home Décor

LGBTQ+ Business Launches with an aim to give back!!

Published: Tue, 9 Mar 2021

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Manchester Pride 2021 ticket launch

Manchester Pride 2021 ticket launch

LGBTQ+ Charity Launches Tickets for August Bank Holiday Festival With Prices Starting From As Little As £7.50 For Those On A Low Income.

Published: Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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The Main Event dates announced

The Main Event dates announced

This is The Main Event, are you ready?

Published: Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Queer Contact 2021

Queer Contact 2021

The long established celebration of LGBT performance returns for 2021

Published: Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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