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Gay Manchester

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 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 Salford Pride
The Pink Picnic 2020 - Cancelled

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.
Streaming LIVE from Pikes Ibiza
Flash X Homoelectric Live

June 26, 2020, 5- 9pm. No Flash x Homoelectric party in Freddies this month. So, bringing the party to your homes - LIVE on Facebook with Homoelectric residents Jamie Bull + Gina Breeze, joined by Flash head-honcho Guy Williams for 4 hours of deep house, black heart disco jack n' all the way back. Supporting Trussell Trust + Ibiza Food Bank.
Hosted by Home on the Range, and The Carlton Club Manchester
The Carlton Club: CCB presents HotR vs DeRanged

June 26, 2020, 8pm-12am from The Carlton Club. We all miss our special place. The Carlton Club Broadcasting Collective is going live again with home-grown Whalley Range DJs from HotR and DeRanged. Normally this would be Home on the Range Friday - but coming together for the club is more important....
Hosted by Be Proud Weekend
Manchester's Be Proud Weekend - 2020 - Virtual Event

June 27-28, 2020. Be Proud will not return in 2020 due to Covid-19 - to be replaced with FREE online events for the LGBT+ community of Manchester, in support of local venues, acts, groups and charities. See Pride Nation details TBA.
Live Stream LGBT+ Comedy Club on Twitch - Hosted by Scarlet SoHandsome
Queerantine - Hosted by SCARLET SOHANDSOME

June 30, 2020, 8-10pm. Lockdown sucks. We know you can’t visit Mum. The bars are closed and you can’t bang strangers anymore. So… waste a couple hours wisely with Queer Comedy LIVE on Twitch starring 6 sensational LGBT+ comedians: BEN HODGE, ANNA THOMAS, EDDIE FORTUNE, CHARLIE GEORGE, and BOBBIE-ANN JONES.
The beating heart of Manchester’s activism scene and home of Drone Yoga
Drone Yoga Online - Fundraising for Partisan

July 7, 2020, 6-7pm. An hour of online yoga and meditation set to drone/ambient playlist to help you zone out, focus the mind and relax. A fundraiser for Partisan Collective social centre, Manchester, providing space for Manchester’s independent, community-led DIY and cultural groups and projects.
Hosted by Quingo and Electrik
Quingo Live! A quiz & bingo mashup

July 9, 2020, 8:15-9:45pm Online Event. Quingo is BACK on Facebook Live! Join host Christopher Dresden Styles guiding you through an unholy mashup of a pop culture quiz meets bingo, featuring questions on film, TV, music and more, all interspersed with a couple of games of bingo! Free to play, lasting about 90 minutes in total (including quick loo breaks). All you need is pen and paper.
Hosted by Qwerk and Toby Blake Music

July 10, 2020, 10pm-1am. Qwerker Toby Blake back playing a Mixcloud Live stream for the July party - doing his thing along with his wonderful assistants. Join IN for a Friday night lock out! Much luv F&M xxreating safe inclusive space for all genders and sexualities; community/ freedom/ fun/ friendship. Music is our medication.
“Frank, funny and frisky exploration of gay sex, drugs and friendship” -Attitude
Jock Night

July 13-23, 2020, 8pm (5pm). The party starts as the club night ends. Forty-something Ben likes to curl up watching Victoria Wood, eclipsed by a party lifestyle. Coronation Street obsessed Kam is fabulous/undetectable, and gym bunny Russell is into Instagram. A porn star arrives, and Ben must decide between hook-ups and settling down. Looking for love in a chemsex/jockstraps world.
Online Event Hosted by The Carlton Club and That Amazing Thing
That Amazing 20th Birthday Party!

July 18, 2020, 3pm-12am. Manchester’s best loved underground night celebrates 20 years of parties with a host of amazing DJs! A fundraiser for the Carlton Club. The Just Giving link. Support this great community facility at a time when it's deprived of other income.
Hosted by Jonathan Mayor and Bradford Fringe Festival
Funnies at Fringe - Online Queer Comedy Night

July 30, 2020, 8-10pm. Big Thursday queer comedy night! Amazing lineup of talented LGBTQ+ comedians from Bradford + across the UK, direct to your living rooms. Host Scarlet SoHandsome w/ a livestream event featuring Jonathan Mayor + budding and seasoned comics. BYOB, sit on your own sofa or bean bag - or just stand with arms crossed at the back of your living room. We won’t judge.
Hosted by Freak and High Hoops
Freak Queer Rave w/ Special Guest

July 31, 2020, midnight-6am at The White Hotel, Salford. A night of pumping house, techno, underground & rave anthems all night. An invite-only event. Sign up to the pre-sale queue via the link on Resident Advisor. Dress code: FREAK.
G-A-Y Manchester - open 12pm to Late
At G-A-Y

August 4 - November 10, 2020, every TUE 12-4am Tuesdays Raffle - Win £100. Aug 5 - Oct 28, every WED 12-4am SoFa So Good w/ Chris Jakeway. Aug 6 - Oct 29, 12pm every THU Music Videos. Aug 10 - Oct 26, every MON 12-4am, Ross Preston Monday Bingo. Nov 29, SUN 10pm The Verry Cherry Show.
A carnival atmosphere will fill the streets of Manchester
Manchester Pride 2020 - The Big Weekend - Cancelled

August 28-31, 2020, 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 2019 media:
Celebrating 20 Years Of Essential - The Superclub arrives!
Essential 20 - featuring Katherine Ellis + Host Chrissy Darling

August 29, 2020, 9pm-4am. The biggest-ever Manchester gay clubbing event! Essential20 August Bank Holiday. DJs Thaddeus, Sharon O'Love, Aphrodite, Alan Stevens, Joshua Cole. Mornin Glory afterparty. Event depends on Covid-19 situation. See:
For our second party...
Sticky Heat x Sprechen w/ Prosumer & Lucy Ironmonger - New Date

September 1, 2020, 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.
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.
Drag Fest UK - Manchester - New Date

September 20, 2020, 2-9pm 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 Richmond Tea Rooms
Mad Hatters Tea Party

October 30, 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: Nov 13 + 27; Dec 4 + 11 + 18.
Hosted by Pop Curious? and Cruz 101 Manchester
Halloween with Javine - Spookily Good - New Date

October 30, 2020, 10pm-2am. Rare live performance by the legendary JAVINE w/ iconic tracks to include: Real Things, Surrender (Your Love) + Touch My Fire + more! Limited M+G, plus early bird face masks! Dance to pop soundtrack of hits/ misses/ rarities by Dua Lipa, Girls Aloud, Lady Gaga, Destiny's Child, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sugababes! Drag hostess/ performer: Yassica Skreams!
The Friends Cast are back together for a reunion - Strictly 18+
Friends Night - The One With The Fancy Dress - New Date

November 27, 2020 11pm-3am. Dinosaurs your passion? Hate sharing Food? Everyone you know is either getting married or pregnant? Ever felt like a shoe? Think the best reason to get married is because you are sorry? Do You make jokes when uncomfortable? Get together and remember. They Don't know we know they know we know. DJs play best 90s + early 00s so join in on the dance floor!
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.
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.
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:
"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.