See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Manchester area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
February 12-15, 2015. Exposes/ discusses LGBT history at Central Library's Archives+, the People's History Museum, and other Manchester venues. Showcases new research into LGBT history. celebrates LGBT representation in film and comics with German film retrospective/ open discussion. Sister event to The 2nd What Is & How To Do LGBT History Research Conference.
April 24, 2015, 10pm at Alter Ego. Manchester’s biggest/ longest running monthly gay fetish night with a bit more sleaze. DJs: John Aggy, Lawerence Clarke, Jim Dusty, Pete Simpson + guests. Dark spaces to explore your perversions. Upcoming in 2015: every 4th Friday of the month. Tickets: RoB Manchester + Sackville Lounge. Next: May 22 (Sports); June 26 (Skins).
May 3, 2015, 11pm - late, at Bangkok Bar, Princess St. A new club night for bears, chubs, butchies, femmes, beards, chasers, cubs, brutes and sissies who are wanting to experience something different on a night out - at Manchester's newest queer space. DJs The2Types: Rod Connolly and Dean Birkitt, playing classic and modern ELECTROPOP sounds. Art installation, pie eating contest....
June 12, 2015 7-11pm at Rear Entry (below Sackville Lounge). Second time underwear party from the monthly fetish party guys. Once again at space beneath Sackville Lounge blacked out from the street, with separate entrance, loos, cruising spaces. Same DJ too so look forward to some awesome tunes. open 10 - 2 but if you are still partying we have the option to extend the closing time.
July 2-19, 2015, world‘s first festival, biannial, 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.
August 2015. A colorful program of arts, culture, film, music, comedy, erotica, and community activities, spanning the whole month of August across Greater Manchester. See their website for details closer to the event:
August 28-31, 2015. Tens of thousands descend on Manchester's Gay Village, celebrate the climax of Manchester Pride Festival. Saturday Parade from Liverpool Road, typically with over one hundred floats, to the Gay Village lifestyle Expo, market stalls, food, performers, theatre, film, exhibitions, sports, bars/ clubs events. See year-round events details, and 2014 media at website:
Early November, 2015 (to be confirmed). Last year included: Friday registration at Sackville Lounge; events aound town at The Eagle, Rem Bar, Alter Ego, Sackville Lounge and Basement Sauna. Main event Saturday from 11pm at Club Backdoor, on Richmond Street.