With Manchester Pride Weekend just around the corner, there are plenty of incredible free events you can get stuck in to this week to celebrate the festivities.

From free film screenings of local indie filmmakers’ work over at Ducie Street Warehouse to a cracking cabaret night at Feel Good Club – put that wallet away and prepare yourself for a week filled to the brim with totally gratuitous events…

Superbia Cinema Pride Special | Ducie Street Warehouse | Wed 24 Aug | 6.30pm - 7.30pm

The first of a jam-packed programme of events scheduled for the Manchester Pride Festival, be sure to kick off the festivities at the Ducie Street Warehouse for their smashing Superbia Cinema.

A perfect mid-week night out, head over to see a selection of shorts from Manchester and North West-based queer filmmakers including tales of Sunday roast sausages, queer ravers, cultural rejection and much, much more…

Ducie Street, Manchester M1 2TP, Tel: 0161 503 9460
Summer Fun Fair | Albert Park | Sat 27 Aug | 12pm - 5pm

Get yourself over to Salford’s Albert Park this Saturday for a wholesome family day out at the community Summer Fun Fair.

With heaps of exciting activities including the likes of bouncy castles, free rides, face painting, DJs, dancing and stacks of free food and drinks – this is shaping up to be a great one.

With the theme, “Together in the Community as one”, this is a great opportunity to unite and throw your support behind such an admirable cause.

Grecian Street, Salford M7 1JF, Tel: 0161 793 2500
Miss Chief Cabaret | Feel Good Club | Sat 27 Aug | 7pm - 10pm

Coming to one of the Northern Quarter’s buzziest spots this Saturday is the Miss Chief Cabaret, dubbed as “Queer cabaret for all the fashion rats”.

The evening will be filled with brilliant performances, look forward to the likes of songbird Sharon Le Grand, the every-harmonious Laurie, the villainous Narcissa Nightshade alongside the notorious DJ, Monopoly Phobic – just to name a few.

26-28 Hilton Street, Manchester M1 2EH
Youth Pride | YES | Sun 28 Aug | 12.30pm - 9.30pm

Calling all young people! Working in collaboration with The Proud Trust and akt, head to YES this Sunday for an evening bursting with stellar events – perfect for meeting like-minded people in a safe space created just for younger members of the community.

Featuring Thirsty Girls DJs, placard-making workshops, a glitter bar, Vogue tutorials, mindfulness jewellery making, meditation sessions and so much more – this is definitely one you do not want to miss!

38 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DB, Tel: 0161 273 2725
Queercore | Islington Mill | Sun 28 Aug | 2pm - 7pm

Head to one of Salford’s coolest spaces, Islington Mill, for QUEERCORE – where workshop meets jam. Presented by Fatty Acid and The Niallist, the event is proposed to be for the people who are “too loud for the queers and too fruity for the punks”.

A full day of workshops, music, jamming and performance – this is definitely how you want to be ending your week.

1 James St, Salford M3 5HW, Tel: 0161 278 6404
Mon 22 Aug - Sun 28 Aug
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Mon 22 Aug 2022