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YOUTH PRIDE MCR, DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME, BAKE-A-LONG AND YOGA!

YOUTH PRIDE MCR, DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME, BAKE-A-LONG AND YOGA!

Youth Pride MCR was first introduced to the Manchester Pride Festival calendar in 2019 to offer an experience tailored specifically to 14+ LGBTQ+ people and their friends.  As the 2020 festival has been postponed, a virtual alternative festival has taken its place.

The online programme will include a day of Youth Pride MCR content curated by the charity’s team of young ambassadors who have been taking part in workshops since May 2020.

On Sunday 30 August there will be a day full of drag makeup tutorials provided by The Nightbus, vogue dance classes led by the incredible House of Ghetto, a lip sync performance by drag artists Lill' Queen and Liquorice Black.

Some of the content will be streamed on the Manchester Pride YouTube channel and some will be private content requiring registration via this form* https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/youth-pride-mcr-2020-tickets-116752502879.  

On both Saturday and Sunday, the programmes will kick off with Drag Queen Story Time read by star of Channel Four’s Drag SOS and Family Gorgeous member, Anna Phylactic followed by morning yoga from Lululemon’s David Kam.  

Also on Sunday The Village Bakers will host a bake-a-long brunch for all of the family between 11am and 12pm.  They will demonstrate how to make their own summer fruit pavlova, spring vegetable tart and carrot cake muffins.  Ingredient lists are available in advance via the Manchester Pride website for those wanting to take part. Alternative Manchester Pride Festival sponsor, Co-op Food, providing vouchers for first (£80), second (£40) and third prize (£20) bake-off winners. Those who are baking along and wish to enter to win must tweet an image of their bakes using the hashtag #ManchesterPride2020

The Village Bakers is known as Manchester’s nicest LGBT social group!  It is founded on the simple belief that sharing homemade bakes with new and old friends is the best way to bring people and communities together, food is a powerful tool to break down barriers and look past differences, so whether you are keen to develop your baking skills, meet new people or simply come along and eat the fabulous homemade bakes.

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All three pieces of activity will be streamed live on the Manchester Pride YouTube channel and will be completely free and open to anyone who wishes to take part.

Mark Fletcher, chief executive for Manchester Pride, said; “I am so proud of the programme we have curated for this year’s Alternative Manchester Pride Festival. It is our most diverse event yet. By taking our listing groups and workshops online following the COVID-19 lockdown we were able to continue to talk directly to all of our stakeholders and ensure that we programmed activities that they really wanted to see as part of the festival that they can enjoy from the safety of their own homes. 

“This couldn’t be more true of Youth Pride MCR which has been curated for 14+ LGBTQ+ people by 14+ LGBTQ+ people and we hope that as many young people as possible from across Greater Manchester will enjoy the fruits of their hard work and creativity.”

For more information about Alternative Manchester Pride Festival visit via the link below

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Published: 25-Aug-2020

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