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Gay Manchester

The UK has the biggest official death toll in Europe from COVID-19
England Locks Down Again

December 2, 2020. With a second wave of infections threatening to overwhelm health services, England has been ordered back into a national lockdown. People may only leave home for reasons of education, work, exercise, shopping for essentials and medicines or caring for the vulnerable. Pubs and restaurants will close except for takeout. All non-essential retail will close.
In association with Manbears Manchester
BRAWN - On Hold

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 by Richmond Tea Rooms
Mad Hatters Tea Party - Event On Hold (Tearoom open)

Fridays, 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 dates TBA.
Hosted each week by Manchester’s own Anna Phylactic & Cheddar Gorgeous
Aftershock - On Hold

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 - On Hold

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! - On Hold

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 Beareoke & The Rem Bar
Beareoke - Karaoke and Fun on Zoom

December 6, 13, 20, 25, 27, 31, 2020, 7-9:45pm, on Zoom. Come sing a song with your friends on Zoom karaoke! Share your audio and sing along.
An evening of burlesque at the beautiful Alice In Wonderland themed Tearooms
Burlesque at the Richmond Tearooms

December 17, 2020, 7-10pm. Starring burlesque sensation and producer Cherie Bebe. Hosted by the award-winning Titsalina Bumsquash as her alter ego Fanny Trump. Includes a lineup of show-stopping cabaret and burlesque performers. A special food menu will be available from 7pm for guest to order from and there will be drink offers all evening.
For the tenth instalment, as part of the UK TOUR
Homos and Houmous: Manchester Edition - New Date

December 31, 2020, 7pm-12am. The Queer, Jewish cabaret collective welcomes all northern hebrews, shebrews and theybrews, goys + gals (all welcome). Closet nothing. Covet everything. Drag/ Comedy/ Live Art/ Music/ DJs/ Semitic overtones. With: Chanukah Lewinsky, That Ray, Christian Adore, Rami Yasir, Ruth Nicholson, DJ TAMTAM. Open Mic. More theatre, more schmatz and even more houmous.
New date for the second party...
Sticky Heat x Sprechen w/ Prosumer & Lucy Ironmonger - New Date

January 1, 2021, 11pm-4am at Sticky Heat, 54 Whitworth St. Joining forces with the Mancunian electronic music purveyors, Sprechen, w/ the one and only Prosumer to the intimate surroundings of the Joshua Brooks basement. Support from the mighty Lucy Ironmonger, one quarter of the techno behemoths Meat Free. Also residents Marco Giannini, DJ and Chris Massey Music.
18+ Show Hosted by Holy T Europe and Cruz 101 Manchester
Jackie Cox & Landon Cider Tour - Manchester

January 31, 2021, 5pm-12am. The two iconic drag entertainers join forces to tour the UK + Ireland: Persian Princess of drag JACKIE COX (Top 4, RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12) and America's current reigning Drag Supermonster LANDON CIDER (Winner, Boulet Brothers' Dragula).
18+ Show Hosted by Holy T Europe and Cruz 101 Manchester
Jaida Essence Hall: The Coronation Club Tour - Manchester

February 14, 2021, 5pm-12am. The essence of beauty is coming… Don’t miss RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 current reigning winner JAIDA ESSENCE HALL as she tours the UK and Ireland this February. Expect the gowns, the face and tons of booty.
Hosted by Cruz 101 Manchester
Babylon 2021 - Queer as Folk 22 Year Celebration!

February 19, 2021, 11pm-8am. With TWO super special guests already scheduled to appear! Many will have watched Stuart, Vince and Nathan party in Babylon on Queer as Folk - now, for one weekend it's your chance to party in the REAL Babylon!
The 7th Annual
MANIFF | Manchester Film Festival

Early March, 2021 (TBC), 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.
Drag Fest UK - Manchester - New Date

March 28, 2021, 1-8pm at Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Wharf Rd. HEADLINER Todrick Hall, w/ RO-LASKA-TOX. Klub Kids bring the first ever drag festival to the UK - not a convention - not just a show..... A drag festival. Over 50 drag performers from all around the world on 3 major stages. Free Goodie bag. Meet+greet w/ performers. Food stalls. Drag market merchandise. Photo ops.
Hosted by Essential and Nigel Martin Smith
Essential: Easter Saturday 2021

April 3, 2021, 9pm-4am. The biggest-ever Manchester gay clubbing event! Essential20 Easter weekend. DJs Thaddeus, Sharon O'Love, Aphrodite, Alan Stevens, Joshua Cole. Hosted by Chrissy Darling. Mornin Glory afterparty. New date due to Covid-19.
Hosted by God Save The Tea and Kitty Tray UK
Crystal Methyd's Wonderland - Nottingham

April 4, 2021, 3-10pm at PRYZM, Lower Parliament St, Nottingham. A 14-plus event with RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12 fan favourite, a unique crazy cookie queen, plus support act lineup. Time to get weird and wonderland this winter. VIP meet and greet includes entry to the pre-show meet and greet for a photograph opportunity plus chance to purchase official merchandise.
England's biggest annual bear event!
Great British Bear Bash

Early May, 2021. Five days of bear events. GBBB23 2020 has been rescheduled for 2021. See updates at:
Hosted by Werq The World, RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq The World - Manchester

May 14, 2021, 8pm, AO Arena. RPDR World Tour all-new 2021 production! Michelle Visage spirals through time with no way home. Join Asia O'Hara, Kameron Michaels, Plastique Tiara, Shea Couleé, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Yvie Oddly, and the newest stars from the latest US, UK, and Canadian Seasons, as they trip through time.
Hosted by Throwback Events and The Deaf Institute
Friends Night - The One With The Fancy Dress - Manchester

May 29, 2021 11pm-3am. The Friends Cast reunion celebration Fancy Dress Party! Dinosaurs a passion? Hate sharing Food? Everyone is either getting married or pregnant? Ever felt like a shoe? Is the best reason to get married because you are sorry? Do you joke when uncomfortable? Get Friends together and remember... they don't know we know they know we know. DJs play 90s + early 00s.
"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. See year-round online presentations.
It's a Free Event For All
The Manchester Caribbean Carnival

August 7-8, 2021, at 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 2021 - The Big Weekend

August 27-30, 2021, with Saturday noon Parade. Tens of thousands descend on Manchester's Gay Village for the 4-day Gay Village Party. Parade from Liverpool Rd, typically with over 100 floats, to the Gay Village market stalls, food, performers, theatre, film, exhibitions, sports, bars/ clubs events. See year-round events details, and previous years' media: