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Gay Manchester

In association with Manbears Manchester

Second Fridays, 11pm - 5:30am at Eagle Bar Manchester. New monthly social for Bears, Chubs, Cubs, Chasers and Friends. Room 1: The Eagle - Upfront House & Club Classics with DJ Rick Parker. Room 2: The Black Eagle - Streamed Hi-NRG & Euro Mixtapes from Moz Morris.
Hosted each week by Manchester’s own Anna Phylactic & Cheddar Gorgeous

Every Saturday Night/Sunday Morning from midnight to 6am, underground at SUB101/ Cruz 101, with cutting edge sounds and pumped up music "second to none" soundtrack provided by Aftershock resident DJs Ross Homson and Jim Dusty + special guest DJs such as ADAM TURNER playing Uplifting Vocal House: High Octane, High Energy and always Uplifting! Hosted by Anna Phylactic.
The Ultimate Saturday night out in Manchester’s Gay Village.
APEX at Cruz 101

Saturdays 11pm-7am. DJs from Manchester and beyond w/ residents Almighty Donald + Tony Woof, joined by the best UK Pop, Dance and RnB guest DJs! AFTERSHOCK residents William Sizen Bell, Ben Hughes, Ross Homson, Jim Dusty play alongside the worlds finest House DJs at Manchester’s biggest Gay House Night at SUB101, a fresh/ uplifting/ unique soundtrack assault on clubland!
Dress Code Leather Fetish Parties
Alert! + Red Alert! + Hard On at Alert!

First Saturdays each month, 10pm - 2am. Underwear parties/ Manchester’s biggest/ longest-running monthly gay fetish night with more sleaze. DJs include Lawerence Clarke, Jim Dusty, Pete Simpson, Brett Denning, Sam Porter + guests, A safe, inclusive environment w/ plenty of dark spaces to explore perversions.
Hosted by Your Disco Needs You and DJ Rob Jones
Your Disco Needs You - New Years Eve Special

December 31, 2019, 9pm-3am, The Carlton Club, Rowan Lodge, 113 Carlton Rd. YDNY vs Supernature NYE love-in. DJs Rob Jones, Brett Dearden, BB, Richie V, James Greenwood. House, Disco, Nu Disco, everything in-between. Great tunes, cheap booze. A hell of a party. What's not to love? YES, YOUR DISCO really does NEED YOU!
Last Chance to Dance - NYE 2019
NYE with Roots Before Branches

December 31, 2019, 9:pm-3am. The Roots crew return for a Special NYE party with residents Chris Roots + Tom RBB dropping all types of party jams all night long to take us all through into the year 2020! Celebrate the old and bring in the new... House, Disco, Soul, Funk, Boogie, Afro, Jazz + more! Free entry... guaranteed vibes!
7 hours of queer counterculture - all dripping w/ euphoric queer sweat.
Bollox NYE

December 31, 2019, 10pm-5am. 3-floor savage music/performance/faggotry, friendly/diverse LGBTQ+ utopia, brain-melting noise/colour/glitter: Rebecca.never.becky, Zoe Mcveigh, Deany Sevigny, Marilyn Misandry, Laurie Williams, Elliss Lewin-turner, Hot Space, Beardre Barlow, Good Afternoon, This Is Not A Sex Shop, Dance Floor Protest Signs, Fabulous Nobodies, Salford Fags Club Installation.
Homoelectric returns for its special NYE party
Homoelectric NYE at YES

December 31, 2019, 10pm-4am. Two rooms with guest DJs from Manchester and Leeds most iconic northern LGBT parties - HIGH HOOPS, KISS ME AGAIN, LOVE MUSCLE (Micheal Upson) and Homoelectric residents Jamie Bull, Gina Breeze and Will Tramp. A queer party for all. Its about togetherness. Its about love. We are the dirty bastards. Music is LIFE.
The clock's ticking ever closer to Midnight
Cruz 101 New Year's Eve 2020

December 31, 2019, 10pm-8am. It's time for the biggest & best party of the year... NEW YEAR'S EVE 2020! at Manchester's Gay Nightclub. See details TBA:
The ultimate New Year's Eve party to end all parties
New Years Eve at Eagle

December 31, 2019, 10pm-8am. Two house DJs (Roger Da'silva + Jase Jeffery) playing back to back from 10pm all the way through until 8 in the morning and with no entry charge throughout - there really is only one place to spend new year's.
Every Thursday Until Nov 21 RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Viewing Party
January-February at G-A-Y

December 31, 2019, 12-5am New Years Eve at G-A-Y Manchester. Jan 8-29, every WED 11pm Retro Sofa So Good. Jan 9-31, every THU 12-4am Thursdays In January. Jan 10 - Feb 1, every FRI 12am Bay's Skool Detention. Jan 12-27, every SUN 11pm The Verry Cherry Show. Feb 3 - Oct 26, every MON 12-4am, Ross Preston Monday Bingo. Feb 4 - Nov 10, every TUE 12-4am Tuesdays Raffle - Win £100.
January sees the return of THE most fun you can have midweek...its Quingo!
Quingo at Electrik - Pub Quiz & Bingo Mash Up

January 7-28, 2020, 7:30pm. Rounds of popular culture questions interspersed with rounds of bingo all injected with a healthy does of japes & jokes from our very own Mr Christopher Dresden Styles! There are also prizes galore to win! Book pizza...drink Quingo! Every Tuesday w/ Jan 28th Star Wars Quingo Special.
Dig out your UV gear & anything else you own that glows in the dark
Qwerk UV Party

January 10, 2020, 12-6am, Qwerk, Sub 101. Join the faithful where the sun always shines on the dance floor! Friendly crowd/ accessible sound, new musical gems: new beats w/ classic sounds for funky, vocal, bouncy feel. Be you - undefined by age, gender, or sexuality; wearwhat you want. DJs Model Citizen + Residents F+M.
Sibling Rivalry (ages 14+)

January 16, 2020, 8-11pm at Jaffaria Islamic Centre, 404 Moss Lane East. Bob The Drag Queen & Monét X Change host the Sibling Rivalry Podcast. Bob (RuPaul’s Drag Race S8) + Monét, Miss Congeniality S10 and All Stars 4 winner w/ sister-like banter from the podcast live on stage, with comedy + high energy performances by a full cast of sibling rivalry dancers.
Hosted by Richmond Tea Rooms
Mad Hatters Tea Party

January 17, 2020, 7-11:30pm. Have I gone mad? I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret, All the best people are. Be transported into the wonderful world of the Mad Hatter and his friends! An 18+ adult Tea Party: Afternoon tea, entertainment and much much more! Next: Feb 14 (Queen of Hearts); Mar 6; Apr 10 (Good Friday); May 8; Jun 12.
So I guess I don’t really fit in anywhere. I feel like I’m in a bit of a tangle
Turn On Fest - Becoming Electra: A Queer Mitzvah - w/ drag queen, Guy Woolf

January 17, 2020, 7:30pm. Electra’s 18th birthday party guests are arriving. Mum’s downing glass after glass of champagne, Auntie Sydney’s brought matzo balls. Uncle David is kissing everyone. Figgy and Rox came from the protest with free the nipple placards and Rivkah has the girls from synagogue and some leftover gefilte fish. This will be a disaster.
Hosted by Sticky Heat
Playtime: A fundraiser for the Wood Street Mission

January 17, 2020, 8pm-4am. Clubs, promoters + DJs from across Manchester descend on the Northern Quarter for a unique party. No advance tickets, but bring items tp be donated to the Wood Street Mission for vulnerable children living in poverty in Greater Manchester. In one of the wealthiest countries in the world, why should children have to live like this. Play a small part to help.
Hosted by Turn On Fest
Mother's Ruin: Speaks + Shows

January 18+25, 2020, 7:30-10pm. Celebrating 10 years of producing regional Queer performance, Mother’s Ruin present two events to turn you on: MOTHER’S RUIN: SPEAKS + MOTHER’S RUIN: SHOWS at TURN ON FESTIVAL. Two consecutive Saturday nights of glorious Queer Cabaret + Performance by LGBTQ+ artists from Manchester and beyond. Hosted by Jackie Hagan.
January sees the return of THE most fun you can have midweek...
Quingo at Electrik - Pub Quiz & Bingo Mash Up

January 21 + 28, 2020, 7:30pm. Rounds of popular culture questions interspersed with rounds of bingo all injected with a healthy does of japes + jokes from Mr Christopher Dresden Styles! There are also prizes galore to win! We have a vintage 1970s bingo machine...dabbers...a shrine to Bruce Forsyth himself(!) oh and its all free to play! Eat pizza...drink Quingo!
Hosted by Turn On Fest and Superbia
Nobody’s Watching: Adventures in Marginal Dance

January 23, 2020, 7:30pm. Manchester LGBT community dancers work and tell stories on their own terms. Five new solo pieces, stitched together with music and audio commentary, focus on empowerment of dance and the complex relationship of the community to dance world formalities and traditions. The artists reclaim an artform with a new approach, honoring their own bodies and inspirations.
At your favourite man-joint - What marvellous fun we shall all have!
Ruby Murry does Sunday Service

January 26, 2020, 2-8:30pm. Ruby Murry is back for another afternoon of shits and giggles. KY Kelly hosts, and then delivers an hour of her own cabaret, including her weekly Agony Aunt / Confessions section. At 2pm: Father Daddie's open mic session, AKA Sunday Sermon. With Chinese New Year theme and the appropriate eatables.
Hosted by Drone Yoga and Partisan Collective
Drone Yoga at Partisan - Special: Modular Live Track + Gong Bath

January 28, 2020, 5:30-7pm. Experience how yoga set to a drone/ambient playlist can help you to zone out, focus the mind and relax. This beginners / intermediate yoga session will take you through a linked series of postures set to a playlist designed to match the rhythms of the sequence. The usual practice hour will be followed by a 30 minute Gong Bath for deep relaxation + restoration.
Hosted by KIKI Manchester, Filthy Gorgeous, and VOID
KIKI Manchester New Year's Eve - 2020

December 31, 2019, 9pm-6am. Bringing in 2020 in true 20s style! As always drink prices are FROZEN. FREE ENTRY! DJ Bex Hill. Drag Hosts. Confetti Cannons. Frozen Drink Prices. Start 2020 correctly - with KIKI
Hosted by Turn On Fest & Hope Mill Theatre
Absolute Certainty?

January 28 - February 1, 2020, 7:30pm/ 2:30pm SAT. Finn’s off to Uni. His brother’s best mate, Lee wants to teach him to have fun, AND look after himself, and they get closer. But Deano tries to efforts to discourage the friendship, and as signs are misread, a line is crossed one drunken night. But by who? No-one talks about feelings, let alone sexuality. What happened?
Hosted by Dead Cat Comedy Club and Bar Pop
The Village Idiots LGBT+ Comedy Club ft. STEPHEN BAILEY

January 28, 2020, 8-11pm. Manchester's only LGBT+ Comedy Club returns to Bar Pop. Another sensational evening of Stand-Up Comedy starring "Comedy genius" Fringe Guru STEPHEN BAILEY. "Seriously talented. Hilarious, warm and entertaining" - The Skinny. Hosted by SCARLET SOHANDSOME - "A f*cking pro" - ScotsGay.
Hosted by Home on the Range, Manchester
Home on the Range: 31

January 31, 2020, 8pm-1am at The Carlton Club, 113 Carlton Rd. The adventure continues; a new decade for Home on the Range, the original suburban disco commences this Friday as it has for the past 16 years - a space where everyone’s welcome on the dance floor.
First installation of 3-part in-residency exhibition by British Culture Archive
The People's City at The Refuge - Launch Night

January 30, 2020, 5-11pm. A glimpse into landscapes of northern working class towns and cities along with those who lived there in the pre-social media world of the 1980s/ early 1990s - capturing the very essence of what makes Britain one of the world’s most culturally diverse countries. With DJs Paul Wright, Luke Unabomber, Glenn Kitson, Abigail Ward, and Neil Summers.
Children of the atom. We are back for our first party of the year
Dance Yrself Clean Vol.15

January 31, 2020, 11pm-4am. Manchester: one of the music capitals of the universe: Freaks/ Geeks/ Queers/ unique spirit! Phil Perry + resident DYC DJs. Nu-disco, Synthwave, Synthpop, Art Pop, Dream pop, Electronica, Experimental pop, Hip Hop, Psychedelia, Indie Rock and funk! Ready to squirt more colour + music all over your lovely faces. Dance like nobody's watching into a new day.
Hosted by Kiss Me Again and Soup Kitchen
Kiss Me Again #37

February 1, 2020, 11pm-4am. Bringing you wonderful queers music from all across the spectrum. No more introduction needed - if you know what we do, you know. If you don't, then come and find out! See you in the basement! Kicking off 2020 with one of our absolute faves, Joe Delon from sunny Lisbon, playing for us for the first time!
Hosted by High Hoops
High Hoops w/ Solar, Mozhgan and Tilly

February 1, 2020, midnight-7am, The White Hotel, Salford. Kicking off the 5th year of High Hoops w/ 2 special guests from San Francisco, Solar and Mozhgan. An evening of cosmic oddities and subversive sounds, w/ Bristol-based Noods resident, Tilly. Welcoming all people from all walks of life, of whatever sexuality, gender, age, nationality or race. One dance floor for all! Next: Mar 28.
Part of the Manchester Classical Association public lecture series
Castration Envy: Queerness and the Galli Priests in Republican Rome

February 5, 2020, 6-7pm, at Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Sq. an LGBTQ+ History Month Special Event. The talk at 6pm will be followed by discussion with the Mcr Classical Association Chair, Dr April Pudsey of Manchester Metropolitan University, and an informal Q&A with the audience.
First DILF Manchester of 2020 at Eagle - kicking off the New Year with a bang!
DILF Manchester

February 7, 2020, 11pm-5am. Big tunes + dirty beats; DJs Eddy Murf + Darren Goodwin. Hot, horny crowd partying/ playing in the dark til the wee hours. Bears, Cubs, Otters, Chasers, Admirers, Daddies, Pups, Leathermen, Rubbermen - all tribes welcome. No attitude/ dress code. Underwear, rubber, leather, fetish, kink, sports gear, casual clothes, jocks, kilts - as much/ little as you like!
Happy New Year from all the team - Hosted by WOOF CLUB NIGHT
The Big Scrum 2020 Opening Party!

February 7, 2020, 11pm-4am at Sub 101. Now, with the hangover gone, it's time to PARTY! Men in Kit, Men in Jocks, Men with MUSCLE and BEARS! FREE SHOTS for early cumers! DJ James Deponeo. Dark Spaces to hide + play! Handsome, horny guys - bring friends and see in the New Year Scrum-style! Pre-drinks at The Rem Bar. Free Entry to Cruz 101 3-6am! After Party at The Black Eagle.
Hosted by Homoelectric and Rebecca.Never.Becky
Homoelectric Febuary at Hidden

February 8, 2020, 10am - Feb 9th, 4am. Homoelectric bass buggin spiritual outer space voodoo dancing. Homoelectric is for Homos, Lesbos, Don't knows and Disko Asbos. Music is life. ADONIS DJs Shay Malt + Grace Sands, Paulette Mix-Stress and Blackbetty (BeckyNeverBeckyCollective), Jamie Bull, Gina Breeze, Will Dunn and Lukas. Perforers: House of Ghetto, Hotline and Homobloc dancers.
Back with another QFT performance special
Queer Family Tea Valentine Performance Special

February 13, 2020, 7-10pm. Queer Family Tea - with food, music, performance and queer community in a sober space. A pay what you can event. It's simple. We get together. We eat. We hang out. We chat and share successes or issues of the week.
Hosted by Richmond Tea Rooms
Mad Hatters Tea Party - Queen of Hearts

February 14, 2020, 7-11:30pm. Have I gone mad? I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret, All the best people are. Be transported into the wonderful world of the Mad Hatter and his friends! An 18+ adult Tea Party: Afternoon tea, entertainment and much much more! Next: Mar 6; Apr 10 (Good Friday); May 8; Jun 12 + 25; Jul 10; Aug 7; Sep 11...
Media partner Gtenmedia will also be there with live coverage of the night
JOCK Manchester - The Vday Edition

February 14, 2020, 11pm-4am. JOCK Manchester first party of the decade! Getting in the mood for love - going OTT w/ stage performances, freebies galore and secret host. DJs Dave Ritson + Addison (LON). Wear Valentines underwear, inspired outfits + lots of raunch! Also: 4am JOCK OFF! XXX afterparty at Basement Sauna.
Let music be your valentine
Qwerk Luvin

February 14, 2020, midnight-6am. Monthly Friday party passionately provided by two Manchester clubbers, playing feel good house/ nu disco/ indie dance. A safe inclusive space for all genders/ sexualities, bringing community, freedom, fun and friendship. DJs Toby Blake + Residents F&M + Special Surprise Guest. We encourage development of new DJ talents from our our dance floor crowd.
Hosted by Cruz 101 Manchester
One More Night in Babylon - Queer as Folk 21 Year Celebration!

February 21 + 22, 2020, 11pm-7am. Celebrating 21 years of the Iconic Queer as Folk TV show by throwing 2 parties to take you back to the origins of gay clubbing in Manchester. Those who have watched Stuart, Vince & Nathan party in Babylon on Queer as Folk, now is your chance to party in the REAL Babylon for just one weekend! Details TBA:
Hosted by Cirque Du Soul and Hidden
Cirque Du Soul: Manchester // The Road To El Dorado Festival

February 27, 2020, 11pm-4am. Back with a small glimpse at life inside the walls of the El Dorado Festival! This tour will see us venture Into the depths of the golden cities jungle, where the rocky remains of The Lost Ruins lie. With: French house sensation Bellaire Music; and DJs HollieProfit + Luke Wolfman, and the Cirque Du Soul DJs.
The 6th Annual
MANIFF | Manchester Film Festival

March 7-15, 2020, at the Odeon Great Northern. Nine days of over 150 of the very best international shorts, features and documentaies, world and UK premieres. A truly independent film festival, committed and dedicated to sharing great stories from both new and established international and domestic filmmakers from the world of independent cinema.
The women-led all-day music event at The Refuge
Suffragette City 2020

March 7, 2020, 2pm-3am. Fund-raiser for Greater Manchester women’s charities. A day + night event w/ female DJs playing cross-genre party music for discerning dancers: Philippa Jarman, Disco Mums, Ladybeige, Lil’ Fee and Veba, Kim Lana, Andrea Trout, Paulette, Mix-Stress, BB, Zoë+Leila, Reeshy vs Rinny, Soo Wilkinson, Alison Bell, Justine Alderman and Abigail Ward.
Hosted by Freak and High Hoops
Freak Queer Rave - Special Guest, Gina Breeze & High Hoops

March 7, 2020, midnight-6am at The White Hotel, Salford. House & techno Queer Rave - special guest TBA. A night of pumping house, underground and rave anthems all night. Dress code: FREAK.
Hosted by Psychedelic DiscoTech
The Egg and John Paynter play PDT

April 10, 2020, 6pm-1am, at Psychedelic DiscoTech. Welcoming an original PDT DJ, John Paynter. Now regularly playing with Andrew Weatherall, Sean Johnson, Michael Holmes and George Mihally. Beatherder stalwart. KMRH radio DJ and Outlaws Yacht Club regular. Playing distinctive dark electronic broody lysergic bangers from deep pockets of his record bag. Plus The Egg, playing a 4-hour set.
Hosted by Manchester Rubbermen
MRMX - Manchester Rubber Weekend 11

April 10-14, 2020 (TBC). Past year featured: THU: Gagged+Bound at On; Stretch at Eagle. FRI MancsBound at Eagle; Darkcell at Sub101 + Recon at Night People + Devient at Eagle. SAT noon Fetish Mkt at Cruz101; Sneakrs at REM; Alert! X at Academy. SUN Rubber Brunch at Leaf; Sunday Service at Eagle; GearTunes at Oscars; Cabaret + Rubberoke at REM; Slick at Eagle.
Hosted by Manchester Rubbermen
Manchester Rubber Weekend XI

April 23-27, 2020. Events at venues in/ around the Gay Village. A community organisation dedicated to connecting admirers of the shiny black stuff - across Manchester and the world! Save the date and see FB and website below for program updates:
A Horse Meat Disco soiree in the intimate dwellings of The Refuge Basement!
Horse Meat Disco at The Refuge

April 25, 2020, 10pm-4am. Joined by local party starters/ eclectic selectors from the Bad Fun DJ squad. A non stop back-to-back party with beautiful people, quirky characters + like minded souls of disco disheveledness at this subterranean social! Ali + Micky from Warm host from 2pm w/ selections of Balearic, folk, AOR, housey bits + more as part of their first ever compilation release!
A Horse Meat Disco soiree in the intimate dwellings of The Refuge Basement!
Horse Meat Disco at The Refuge

April 25, 2020, 10pm-4am. Joined by local party starters/ eclectic selectors from the Bad Fun DJ squad. A non stop back-to-back party with beautiful people, quirky characters + like minded souls of disco disheveledness at this subterranean social! Ali + Micky from Warm host from 2pm w/ selections of Balearic, folk, AOR, housey bits + more as part of their first ever compilation release!
England's biggest annual bear event!
Great British Bear Bash 23

Early May, 2020. The Great British Bear Bash is back with its 23rd year themed event. This past year's Pawrites of the Caribearian had them setting sail to pillage, cause havoc, and have fun around the streets of the Village. FB See next year's theme TBA at:
A Bank Holiday especially for Qwerk
Qwerk Jon Pleased Wimmin Bank Holiday Friday Special

May 8, 2020, midnight-6am. A day of rest in preparation for a big Party! Rob Jones is back to join Jon Pleased Wimmin + F&M. Monthly Friday party, passionately provided by two Manchester clubbers, playing feel good house/ nu disco/ indie dance, creating safe inclusive space for all genders and sexualities; community/ freedom/ fun/ friendship. Music is our medication.
Hosted by Salford Pride
The Pink Picnic 2020

June 20, 2020, 1-8pm at Peel Park, The Crescent, Salford. Details TBA. Salford Pride is the city's premier LGBT+ organisation that promotes LGBT+ inclusivity and education. They also present the annual The Pink Picnic.
Hosted by Be Proud Weekend
Manchester's Be Proud Weekend - 2020

June 27-29, 2020, 9pm at Sackville Gardens. After the huge success of Be Proud - it will return in 2020 with a full 2 days. A FREE event for the LGBT+ community of Manchester, in support of local venues, acts, groups and charities.
It's a Free Event For All
The Manchester Caribbean Carnival

Early August, 2020, Alexandra Park. Past year: J'ouvert Morning 6am Saturday. Mas bands from around the UK in the parade/ on stage; live Caribbean music, Irish folk musicians, African music, Soca and Calypso Stage both days, Black HUDU in the soul tent, Bajan Village music and culture tent, vendor stalls, Eastern Caribbean jerk food, Zorb Pool, costume making workshops... and more.
A carnival atmosphere will fill the streets of Manchester
Manchester Pride 2020 - The Big Weekend

Mid-August, 2020. Bank Holiday Weekend. Tens of thousands descend on Manchester's Gay Village for the climax of Manchester Pride Festival. Sat Parade from Liverpool Rd, typically with over 100 floats, to the Gay Village lifestyle Expo, market stalls, food, performers, theatre, film, exhibitions, sports, bars/ clubs events. See year-round events details, and 2019 media:
"The beating cultural heart of Britain"
Manchester International Festival

Early July, 2021. The world‘s first city festival, biennial, original, new work & special events. Wide-ranging original work: music, visual arts, theatre, dance, food; indoor & out; internationally-acclaimed artists & co-producers; established venues & public spaces.
Hosted by Audio Farm / One Tribe Festival
Audio Farm presents One Tribe Festival 2020

September 3-8, 2020, 2pm-2am, Hopton Wafers, Kidderminster. At a classical Georgian estate In the Shropshire countryside, w/ brick-walled gardens/ beautiful lake. A site transformed into a place where chaos and harmony meet, in a swirling petri dish of imagination w/ 2500 people over 5 magical days; 50+ DRUMMING JAMS; CABARET/ DRAG/ CIRCUS/ FIRE SHOWS/ ART/ SPEAKERS/ HEALING/ HOLISTICS.