Don’t forget to visit Manchester Pride Fringe on your City Break
Manchester Pride is an annual Gay Pride celebration in the city of Manchester, it is one of the longest running in the country and attracts thousands of visitors to the city’s Gay Village, which centres around Canal Street, each year. The event comprises a Pride march, and several days of various arts, music and cultural events all over the city as well as a festival during the August bank holiday weekend within the gay village itself. Serviced City Pads supply apartments in central Manchester.
Original objectives for the birth of Manchesters Pride celebrations were to raise awareness around the legal and political struggles faced by the LGBT community and to raise funds for local charities. The first ‘gay pride’ event in Manchester was held in 1990. EuroPride was hosted in Manchester in 2003, and Since 2004 the title ‘Manchester Pride’ has been adopted. Manchester Pride consistently raises money for the LGBT and HIV charities and this year raised the largest amount ever in the festivals history. Contact Serviced City Pads reservations team on 0844 335 8866 for short stay apartments.Pride parades for the LGBT community are events celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture. The events also at times serve as demonstrations for legal rights such as same-sex marriage. Most pride events occaur annually and many take place around June to commemorate the Stonewall riots, a pivotal movement in the modern LGBT rights movement. There is opposition to parades both within LGBT and mainstream populations. LGBT say that it shows non-representative aspects of the community. On the other side, it may sound ridiculous as there is no ‘heterosexual pride’, thus it is countered as homosexual agenda.
There is much more to Manchester Pride than the parade itself, since 2003 the festival has spanned a full ten days with a series of art, culture, heritage, politics, sport, music and film events celebrating the great diversity of the LGBT community in the run up to the Big Weekend Party. Pride Fringe allows performers to showcase their talents in music and dance. A series of lunchtime recitals celebrating music by LGBT composers past and present. This year arks the centenary of the birth of Samuel Barber – the composer most famous for his ‘Adagio for Strings’ used in films such as ‘Platoon’ and ‘The Elephant Man’. Each concert will include some of barbers glorious chamber music and songs, featuring performances by oboist Nicholas Daniel, tenor David Maxwell Anderson, pianist Ashley Wass & Leon McCawley, and the ensemble CHROMA. There will be a world premier of a new work by Manchester Pride’s new Composer-in-Association, Marc Yeats.Serviced City Pads supply city break accomodation.
Comedy and Theatre shows are showcased at the fringe.
Undone is a sharp witty look at one young man trying to navigate his way through relationships, lover friends via the underbelly of Manchesters gay scene. Through the mist of neon lights, dilated pupils and hangovers Dex attempts to discover true intimacy, peeling back layers of expectation and coming face to face with his fears head on. This will give you a fresh perspective of the Village life in a way you never have before; or at least can remember in this fast paced comedy drama.
Fanny is a girl who confides in her ma that she does not fancy boys. Her ma is excited as this means Fanny has the calling to be a nun. But after many years locked up in an irish convent, Fanny meets Sister Phil and there is a ‘special bond’ between them she just can’t explaine. So Fanny runs away from the convent and arrives in Manchester. She is followed by Sister Phil and they discover the village whilst in hiding from Fanny’s mother who is desperatley trying to pray the gay away.Serviced City Pads supply luxury apartments in Manchester.
Acelebration of gay life and experience over the years – the trails and tribulations, the energy and excitement, tales to make you laugh cry and cringe. Potrayed through a patchwork of scenes, sketches, comedy, poetry and song and perfomed by VADA members new and old. VADA is a long standing community theatre group run by, and for, all members of the LGBT community.