Pride events announced for 2021
As we are starting to see some light at the end of a very dark tunnel, various organisations across Greater Manchester have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to bring to you various PRIDE activities either by pre-record / digital and LIVE… Pleased see the most up to date info: (Please note that these are all subject to change due to COVID restrictions, but I will keep you updated on a regular basis – )
Manchester Village People Weekend – Saturday 31st July
Bolton – 17th – 19th Sept
Bury - Sunday 26th September – The Rainbow Train
Manchester Pride Weekend – 27th – 30th August
Oldham Pride – 19th – 25th July Although they won’t have a procession or open-air stage this year – they are planning a variety of LGBTQI+ events open to all. These include :
Weds 21/7 - Riot Act (one man show on the stonewall riots) @ Coliseum (ticketed event).
Friday 23/7 - Cabaret at the Coliseum (Ticketed event) hosted by Terri Foxx + ‘Shade’ open air dance performance (free).
Saturday 24/7 - All day entertainment and DJs at The George Tavern
Sunday 25/7 - picnic in the park + 6.30pm ecumenical Pride Service in Oldham Parish Church.
For up-to-date details visit their Facebook page for more details as they emerge.
Rochdale in Rainbows - 28th June – 4th July Will be back with hopefully a mix of LIVE & Digital events across the borough, celebrating their annual Pride event, bringing together many organisations and charities working together promoting and celebrating LGBTQ+ Communities & Ally’s – More details to follow: check out @RochdaleCouncil on twitter.
Salford Pride - are excited to announce and invite you to The Digital Diversity Festival presents: A Celebration of Diversity.
Saturday 15th May at 6PM
Join them on Facebook Live for an evening of entertainment as we celebrate and showcase diverse LGBT+ artists.
With performances from Juno Birch, HUSK, Amrick Channa, Lascel Wood, SHAR, Quentin Arispe, Internet Raised, Val Queda, Sissy Punk and many more to be announced.
This event is free to attend, however any donations to Salford Pride are greatly appreciated, allowing these projects and events to continue. Please donate here: https://fatso.ma/UAQP
But that’s not all! The party then continues over at Diversify: The Digital Nightclub Experience:
Stockport Pride- 25th July (Provisionally booked)
Tameside Pride – 17th July (Digital online event)
Trafford Pride - Are delighted to launch the 2021 festival for Pride in Trafford; an exploration and celebration of identity and LGBTQ+ life in Trafford. Whilst the programme is a little lighter this year, they hope there is still plenty of great events on offer.
The festival is delivered by Waterside Arts and Trafford Council, with a strong commitment to diversity, telling stories and celebrating artists many of which are often under-represented.
Pride in Trafford 2021 will run from Monday 17 May to Saturday 22 May 2021, coinciding with IDAHOBIT (International day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia).
During the festival, They’ll have a ceremonial flag raising at Sale Town Hall, to mark IDAHOBIT and the beginning of the festival, there’s book reading for children aged 5-11 with author Olly Pike at Sale Library. There’ll be pop-up dance in Sale Town Centre, and comedy from Paul Sinha, Jessica Fostekew and Josh Jones. There’s also some brilliant contemporary theatre including Yours Sincerely and a Making Waves: Queer Edition hosting some of the most exciting performance being made by LGBTQ+ artists in Greater Manchester, including two ‘Pride Stages’ pieces commissioned for the festival, by Jason Andrew Guest and Cheddar Gorgeous.
An immersive exhibition will run at Waterside throughout the festival and a special model making/creative conversations with artist Matthew Bellwood who’ll create a miniature Pride March during the week our own Trafford LGBTQ+ group for young people – Rainbow Reflections will be curating their own special event to mark the occasion.
There’ll be ‘at home tickets’ for a couple of the events, for those who may not wish to attend in person and lots of additional measures in place to ensure the audiences and visitors are in safe hands.
The full festival programme is online and there is also an official Twitter account.
Wigan Pride – Sunday 22nd August (Digital Event) – more details to follow:
Levenshulme Pride – 13th – 15th August (LIVE EVENTS)
Didsbury Pride – Saturday 4th September (LIVE)