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Gay Manchester

In association with Manbears Manchester
BRAWN

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.

www.brawnuk.com
Hosted each week by Manchester’s own Anna Phylactic & Cheddar Gorgeous
Aftershock

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.

www.clubaftershock.co.uk
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!

www.cruz101.com/whatson/event.aspx?ID=5
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.

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Hosted by Dead Cat Comedy Club and Bar Pop
The Village Idiots LGBT+ Comedy Club feat. Sian Davies

October 29, 2019, 8-11pm. Manchester's only LGBT+ Comedy Club returns to Bar Pop. Another sensational evening of Stand-Up Comedy starring the UK's best Queer comedy talent: Sian Davies. Host SCARLET SOHANDSOME. "Seriously talented. Hilarious, warm and entertaining" - The Skinny. Hosted by SCARLET SOHANDSOME - "A f*cking pro" - ScotsGay.

www.facebook.com/events/512417679573181
Come one, come all to the Electrik haunted house Halloween party
Halloween Freakout One Deck w/ Rhys Webb (The Horrors)

October 31, 2019, 8:30-11:30pm, Electrik, 559 Wilbraham Rd. Spooky vibes + kooky going ons with soundtrack courtesy of The Horrors' very own Rhys Webb, digging into his his lovely vinyl collection to play sounds of twangy rock and roll instrumentals, surf, snotty American garage punk, Joe Meek productions and obscure British psychedelic sounds. All-hallows-eve-style venue makeover.

www.facebook.com/events/515506392357413
Halloween is almost upon us..
Julie's Funhouse Halloween Special

October 31, 2019, 10pm-6am. Fully themed decor, £50 bar tab for best dressed chosen by Julie Noted and the Funhouse team! Right after the Drag Race Viewing party through until 6am DJ Billy Andrew! Hosted by Julie Noted, Cherry Valentine, Sminty Drop, Rehab & special Guest - Rodger! Bar performances all evening!

www.facebook.com/events/2464886273628840
Sat + Sun Wilderness Record Store, This & That Vegan Curry, Bake Sale, games...
Partisan All Day Party #11 + Partisan's All Day Big Gig Fundraiser!

November 2-3, 2019. SAT 12pm-12am Saturday session - an audiophile DISCO SPECIAL - calling all hands on deck with RUF DUG, Sofie K, Hidden Spheres, Whirldfuzzz, Poppy, and Jack. SUN 2pm-12am, full day of live music! With Ajah UK, Pave, Iceboy Violet, ZoZo, The Sewer Cats Band, Hannah Ross, Bianca scout, Mola Mola, Nino's Blue Saloon, and Oort Clod. This & That Café food.

www.facebook.com/pg/partisancollective/events
Hosted by Audio Farm / One Tribe Festival
Audio Farm presents One Tribe Festival 2020 - Launch Party!

November 2, 2019, 2pm-2am, at Niamos, Chichester Rd. Celebrating the 2020 festival with one of Audio Farms finest events - 12 hours - bringing together musical and creative collectives from Manchester and beyond. Theatre Show: CABARET/ DRAG/ AERIAL CIRCUS/ DRUMMING/ LIVE MUSIC/ FIRE HOOPERS/ MAGIC SHOW/ HYPNOSIS/ JUGGLERS/ POI/ STILT WALKERS/ LIVE ART/ GONG BATH. WITCHES HOUR MUSIC. DJs.

www.facebook.com/events/681620385582193
See you in the KMA basement
Kiss Me Again #35 w/ Hesska & Clemency

November 2, 2019, 11pm-4am. Hesska and Clemency - DJ! Her set became legendary with us and the regulars, so we just had to have her! This time she'll be joined by the incredible Clemency, one of the residents of Mutualism - one of the most boundary pushing parties in the country. When you stick 'em together, it's the perfect recipe for a proper wild party!

www.facebook.com/events/2369588229803258
Hosted by Drone Yoga and Partisan Collective
Drone Yoga at Partisan

November 5, 2019, 6:30pm-7:30am. 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. Next: Nov 21; Dec 10.

www.facebook.com/events/581571112380245
Every Thursday Until Nov 21 RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Viewing Party
November - December at G-A-Y

November 7, 14, 21, 28 + December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019, 5pm - Thursdays Rihanna 'n Beyonce. Nov 23, Balloon Traffic Light Party. Nov 18, 25, 30 + Dec 6, 13, 20, 27, Ross Preston Monday Bingo. Nov 20, 27 + Dec 4, 11, 18, Sofa So Good. Nov 28 - Dec  1, Superhero Weekend (dress up and jump the queue). Nov 29, Battle Of The BOY BANDS. Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, Countdown To Christmas BINGO.

www.facebook.com/pg/GAYManchester/events
Hosted by Manbears Manchester
Pre-HiBEARnation 2019

November 7-10, 2019. THU 8pm Quiz Night/ Eagle. FRI 8:30pm Paul Middleton/ Oscars + 11pm BACKDOOR FURRY BALLS SPORTS KIT + 2am DILF after Party/ EAGLE. SAT noon BEAR SAUNA/ Basement + 2-6pm BEAR FAIR Fair/ Cruz101 + 10pm NEON FUR/ SUB101 + 10pm Dandy/ Club Tropicana + 2am BRAWN/ EAGLE. SUN noon Pizza Hut BUFFET + 2:30pm SUNDAY SERVICE/ EAGLE + 7pm REM SUPERBEAREOKE + EAGLE AFTER PARTY.

www.manbears-manchester.co.uk/copy-of-event-schedule
"Balloon bashing Birthday wishes to us! We are 5!"
Qwerk - 5th Birthday

November 8, 2019, 12-6am at 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. DJ Dave Cooper + Residents F+M.

www.facebook.com/events/397998784480466
Jamie Bull presents
Homobloc Festival

November 9, 2019, 2pm-4am at Depot Mayfield. Homobloc at a magical old warehouse, east of the city centre: the majestic Depot at Mayfield. Through the cracks, there is life and hope. 10,000 souls all under one roof. Join us and unite the clans.

www.facebook.com/events/1756109184535049
Hosted by Homobloc
Supernature vs Sprechen with Veba - at Kable

November 9, 2019, 11pm-6am. Continue Homobloc into Sunday with a twisted disco deep in subterranean settings of Kable Club, featuring Anon Stop pumping playlist courtesy of some of the city's finest! Supernature Disco with all 4 members together. Sprechen label boss, Electriks booker/ programmer Chris Massey Music! DJ, MC singer Groove Armada and Rae + Christian...Veba.

www.facebook.com/events/793017981119113
Hosted by Richmond Tea Rooms
Mad Hatters Tea Party

November 15 + 22, 2019, 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: Dec 6, 7, 12,14, 20, Xmas Specials; Jan 17; Feb 14.

www.facebook.com/pg/richmondtearooms/events
JOCK will be returning to where it all began
JOCK Manchester - The Eagle Bar Relaunch

November 15, 2019, 11pm-4am. Relaunch party hosted by fitness model Timmy Essex, w/ entertainment all evening. The hottest UK underwear and sports kit party. Like-minded people with no attitude having a sexy fun time. Strict GBT men dress code: underwear, sport kit or fetish gear. Free Eagle membership at the door.

www.facebook.com/events/2624806037569680
Hosted by Sprechen & Supernature
Sprechen & Supernature Rave at Eastern Bloc

November 16, 2019, 7pm-1:30am. Calling all dance floor freaks, geeks and uniques, come get sweaty and sticky...6.5 hours of non-stop disco-house-techno-electronic music bangers coming at you courtesy of another meeting between Sprechen & Supernature Disco on the sacred ground of Eastern Bloc! Sounds by: BB - Rob Jones - Massey - James Greenwood - Richie V. IM ready...

www.facebook.com/events/2496591243791195
Trailblazing Queer performance platform Mother’s Ruin returns
Mother's Bloomers 2019

November 16, 2019, 7:30-10:30pm. LGBTQ+ performance artists from Manchester and the North West present short, bold new work. Host: comic and Literary Death Match Manchester champion Fat Roland. Featuring Maz Hedgehog, Kate Stonestreet, Caitlin Gleeson, John Adam Roberts, Rachael Kelly, Mandla Rae, Dorian Wilde and Tom Halls. See details at:

www.facebook.com/events/508047309956261
Every Saturday Evening - Bringing a new flavour to the Manchester cabaret scene
Queeriosity

November 16, 23, 30, 2019, 9pm-12am. Queeriosity presents a weekly plethora of queer performance for a night of frivolity, camp fun and curious Cabaret. Hosted by Donna Trump and her resident team! Nov 16th: Ellen Degenerate, Christian Gay, CJ Banks and PorkPie. Nov 23rd: Ellen Degenerate, Cherry Valentine and Holly Stars. Nov 30th: Juno Birch, Coco Deville and Ginny Lemon. Free Entry!

www.facebook.com/pg/KIKICANALSTREET/events
At your favourite man-joint - What marvellous fun we shall all have!
Sunday Night Service: Myra DuBois + Miss Penny

November 17, 2019, 2-8:30pm Myra DuBois does Sunday Service, hosted by Jonathan Mayor - a genius comedy pairing, as DJ Daddy Gary plays an upbeat mix of 80s, 90s chart and pop. Nov 24th 4pm show features live cabaret artiste Miss Penny w/ host KY Kelly + DJ Daddy Gary. Adrian will celebrate his 37th birthday and bingo is back too, so big money will be heading one lucky boy's way.

www.facebook.com/pg/eaglebarmanchester/events
Cruz 101 + Klub Kids Manchester presents
The Frock Destroyers (18+)

November 18, 2019, 8-11pm. Monday special live performance from THE FROCK DESTROYERS with the HIT single 'Break up (bye bye), plus solo performances by BAGA CHIPZ, DIVINA DECAMPO, and BLU HYDRANGEA. 7pm Meet and greet doors. 8pm General doors. 8:45pm Show Time. Meet and greet will be a group meet and greet; all 3 queens together.

www.facebook.com/events/459647871326040
Vintage 1970s bingo machine... dabbers...plus a shrine to Bruce Forsyth himself
November Quingo at Electrik: A Pub Quiz & Bingo Mash Up

November 19 + 26, 2019, 7:30-10pm, Electrik, 559 Wilbraham Rd. Every Tuesday night return of THE most fun you can have midweek...its Quingo! Rounds of pop culture questions interspersed with rounds of bingo plus a healthy dose of japes & jokes from our very own Mr Christopher Dresden Styles! Prizes galore to win! Eat pizza...drink beer...play Quingo!

www.facebook.com/events/783427622112737
Klub Kids Manchester presents
Evening with Vanessa Vanjie

November 24, 2019, 8-11pm. Miss Vanjie amazing one woman full 60min show to include high energy numbers with the Klub Kids dancers, hilarious comedy and Q&A's. Expect sitches of laughter. Support show queens to be announced. - for ages 18+

www.facebook.com/events/452607781999801
Hosted by Home on the Range, Manchester and The Carlton Club
HotR 15th Birthday Bash

November 29, 2019. 9pm-1am. HotR has it's roots entwined with the Carlton Club. The original suburban disco brings warmth and heart right into the community, probably one of the most welcoming spaces you'll find in the city, with a dance floor age range to make your heart melt. Treats galore at the door.

www.facebook.com/events/838332223248347
Hosted by Eagle Bar + ManchesterManchester Rubbermen Community + STRETCH_mcr
STRETCH - November Party

November 29, 2019, 11pm-5am. Manchester Playful Rubber fetish night! where rubber boys have more fun! As always, Dave Ritson will be playing the funnky vocal tunes. Drink/ Dance/ Play. Strict rubber dress code enforced. Also: Nov 30th, 11pm-2am Darkcell at Club Aftershock fetish night: rubber leather skins kinky dark drag mix for hot and sexy time.

www.facebook.com/events/2411386355804647
Back in the hallowed space that is the Pink Room
Dance Yrself Clean Vol.14: Final party of the year

November 29, 2019, 11pm-4am. Manchester: one of the music capitals of the universe: Freaks/ Geeks/ Queers/ unique spirit! Phil Perry + resident DYC DJs. The best Nu-disco, Synthwave, Synthpop, Art Pop, Dream pop, Electronica, Experimental pop, Hip Hop, Psychedelia, Indie Rock and funk! Let inhibitions go untrammelled, dance like nobody's watching into a new day, Dance Yrself Clean.

www.facebook.com/events/2410789099038196
osted by Salford Pride and Cruz 101 Manchester
P!nked: The Neon Party

November 29, 2019, 11pm-6am. Winter fundraiser at Cruz 101 - transformed with early 90s throwback when neon was the rage. Wear sweat bands + fish-net skirts! Got glowpaint + glowsticks - just need you! Dress in neon outfit for chance to win VIP tickets to The Pink Picnic 2020! Kriss Herbert will play all night w/ guest Annabelle Lecture. Host: Venus Quasar. 8pm Bar Pop Pre-Party!

www.facebook.com/events/384705855768011
Artist Jordan Roberts: Lives of Greater Manchester people living with HIV
To Whom It May Concern - Superbia's annual Day With(out) Art

November 30, 2019, 5-11pm. Portraits + writing exhibition w/ talk by the artist. Hosts/performers Cheddar Gorgeous + Anna Phylactic. Readings by participants. Christian Asare w/ Tyrone John + Denon James Dance performance. HIV past/present discussion w/ Cheddar Gorgeous, ACT UP Manchester members, Youth Stop AIDS, George House Trust, Nathaniel Hall. PrEP? Music by Rebecca.Never.Becky.

www.facebook.com/events/872442253150234
Hosted by KIKI Manchester, Filthy Gorgeous, and VOID
KIKI's 6th Birthday - Filthy Gorgeous Takeover

November 30, 2019, 10pm-6am. Turning 6 years old and doing it in true KIKI style! Filthy Gorgeous take over KIKI and they'll be serving much more than birthday cake. Hosted by the Haus of Filthy, Whiplash & Julie Noted! Beats by resident DJ Bex Hill. Free Entry all night long.

www.facebook.com/events/566583960783733
Aggressively Queer, Radically Tender - w/ Partisan Collective
Fatty Acid #3 - For queers (and their friends)

December 6, 2019, 6pm-4am. A full night of big queer activities across two floors, w/ iconoclastic queer performance, DJs downstairs, and relaxed social space upstairs (you don't have to huddle in the smoking area in the rain to chat to your new best friend). Make up station and dressing room. Speed friending. Art! Performance! Drag! Come for tea! DJs till late:

www.facebook.com/events/2322959034684217
Hosted by Richmond Tea Rooms
Mad Hatters Tea Party - Xmas Specials

December 6, 7, 12,14, 20, 2019, 7-11:30pm. Xmas Specials. 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: Jan 17; Feb 14; Mar 6; Apr 10; May 8; Jun 12.

www.facebook.com/pg/richmondtearooms/events
Hosted by Research in Arts and Humanities at Manchester Met
Stonewall 50 Years On: Gay Liberation & Lesbian Feminism in Europe

December 6, 2019, 9am-6pm, Geoffrey Manton Bldg. The conference rethinks movements the Stonewall riots supposedly spawned in Europe. Gay liberation was never one-way across the Atlantic. While the 1969 NYC GLF was an important catalyst for European groups, activist innovations crossed in the other direction too, springing up in the early 70s, influenced by national events or groups.

www.facebook.com/events/2527581487286576
One more party in 2019 - due to popular demand
DILF Manchester: Residents Party

December 6, 2019, 11-5pm. Last Manchester night this year DILF resident DJs Eddy Murf + Darren Goodwin play 6 HOURS of big beats and uplifting vocal house for hot Leathermen, Rubbermen, Jocks, Bears, Cubs, Daddies, Pups, BOSSes, SIRs. No dress code. Leather, Rubber, Kink, Fetish, Jocks, Underwear, Harness, Singlets, Sports Kit, Work Gear encouraged. Changing area. All DILFers welcome.

www.facebook.com/events/2778776882141953
PARTISAN ALL-DAYER - The ultimate Saturday session is back! Last time this year
Partisan All Day Party! #12

December 7, 2019, 2pm-midnight. Calling every big legend in Manchester: COME TOGETHER, your day has come, the sun will shine! Serious partying does not require serious sleep deprivation! Be immersed in a community party/unique environment: no customers, bosses, or profits. Float together in a dreamy sea of warm retro lighting to local DJ sounds. Loosen up, extend limbs, move together.

www.facebook.com/events/410558759617302
Celebrating the smaller sibling of the 12" vinyl
7 x 7's at Electrik Box, Hatch

December 12, 2019, 7-11pm. Producers, party providers, record collectors dig deep into collections for an evening of 7 inch joy! A too-many-DJs takeover, each playing seven 7s before the next jock bum-rushes them off...starting at 7pm to be edgy! BB+Richie V, Magic Island DJs, Bobby George, Andy Shake'N'Fingerpop, Chris Massey Music, Lisa Butterworth, Paul Hughes, Neil Clarke.

www.facebook.com/events/674254792983894
With very special guest DJ Kelvin Andrews - all-round musical gentleman
Qwerkmas

December 13, 2019, midnight-6am. A DJ who started at the beginning of time (1982)! Label boss. Producer (w/ over 100 house records) since 92. Resident at Golden 92-96. The Bomb 96-2000. Guest at seminal club nights Back To Basics, Slam, Venus, Heavenly Social - and all over the world ever since, from chilled sunsets + balearic to underground disco and heads-down spaced-out deep house...

www.facebook.com/events/1127065417477829
Featuring Zanzibar-born vocalist Mim Suleiman (Live)
High Hoops End of Year Party

December 14, 2019, 12-7am, at The White Hotel, 3, Dickinson St, Salford. Mim Suleiman, Mama Africa of the modern era with a sound that crosses a magnitude of electronic styles. Support from Yadava, Acidhousedeathsquad, and Princess Anna. High Hoops welcomes all people from all walks of life. Whatever your sexuality, gender, age, nationality or race. One dance floor for all.

www.facebook.com/events/291459631625013
'Twas the night before bangerz' - Hosted by Electrik
Xmas Eve One Deck Annual Social with Guest Selectors

December 24, 2019, 7:30 pm-12:30am. Get your crackers pulled and nuts cracked this Christmas Eve with guest selectors from some of Manchester's finest musical institutions. Confirmed to be dropping Mistletoe, Wine + the Harvey extended dub of Slade: Andrew Butterworth, BBushellina Carolina, Lisa Butterworth, Chris Massey Music, Richie V, James Greenwood, Jono Heywood and Lee Andrews.

www.facebook.com/events/418263442457447
The annual party at the end of the year
The Electric Chair Riot at Hidden

December 27, 2019, 10pm-4am. In two rooms with an all-star DJ line up...live & jackin'. Providing musical musings: Gerd Janson (Running Back), Horse Meat Disco, The Social Service, and Supernature Disco. Duper dupa hosts + residents, The Unabombers! You know what to do, you know when to do it...

www.facebook.com/events/538365276970389
Hosted by DeRanged Nights, Home on the Range and Jam Street MCR
NYE Home of the DeRanged

December 31, 2019, 8pm-3am at Jam Street MCR, 209 Upper Chorlton Rd. Once again DeRanged will team up with Home on The Range to bring you an intimate and delightful night of House, World Beats, Funk and Disco. Ticket Only Event.

www.facebook.com/events/1085208841682330
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!

www.facebook.com/events/1562501373891950
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.

www.facebook.com/events/780313662418462
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.

www.facebook.com/events/1669331906531304
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:

www.facebook.com/events/493957004796248
Hosted by Richmond Tea Rooms
Mad Hatters Tea Party

January 17, 2019, 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.

www.facebook.com/pg/richmondtearooms/events
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:

www.facebook.com/events/305417023509828
The 6th Annual
MANIFF | Manchester Film Festival

March 7-15, 2020 (usually) 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.

www.maniff.com
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.

www.manchester-rubber.co.uk
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:

www.manbears-manchester.co.uk
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.

www.manchestercaribbeancarnival.co.uk
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:

www.manchesterpride.com
"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.

www.mif.co.uk