Manchester Pride continues apace. We’re sure you’re already enjoying the crazy amount of events on offer in and around the city. We’ve picked out three more not to miss.

Yungblud is now set to perform at Manchester Pride Live at First Street | Sat 28 Aug

Britain’s biggest pop-punk star Yungblud is set to perform at Manchester Pride Live at First Street this weekend, joining Sigala on the billing for Saturday night.

The artist who won Attitude magazine’s Gamechanger Award credits his queer fans with helping him discover his own sexuality. The singer songwriter from Doncaster was hailed as the future of rock by Dave Grohl and says that culture and the coming together of his fans, or family as he calls them, is his reason for performing.

Free: The Human Rights Forum returns in digital format | Sat 28 Aug
Following the success of 2020’s online event, the free to attend Human Rights Forum returns in its digital format, taking place online on Monday 30 Aug from 15:00 until 18:00.

Under the umbrella theme of Freedom, the forum will host 2 separate panels on the following topics:

The Intersectional and International Power of Pride, exploring the international landscape of LGBTQ+ equality and why Pride is still so important and relevant in fighting for freedom, not just in the UK but around the world.

Queerness as Resistance, how LGBTQ+ identities and experiences have been steeped in resistance against the ‘norms’ set by society and how we can continue to break down barriers and boundaries to create a more equitable world. What is normal, and what does authenticity really mean?

The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Book in via the link below.
Manchester Pride: Still to come, including surprise guest Yungblud and Superbia | Sat 28 Aug

Superbia is an all-year-round programme of arts and culture from Manchester Pride, and as you would imagine, it’s jam packed with activities throughout Pride weekend.

Sunday 29 Aug will see The Untold Orchestra which will play David Bowie, featuring Finley Letchford-Dobbs with six musicians perform extracts from TUO’s Bowie show he The performance will start at 2pm and end at 3pm with the location on the rooftop at Seesaw, Princess Street, Manchester.

Sunday also features the Superbia Cinema (Day 1), showcasing LGBTQ+ short films with a focus on music and dance, and an intro from one of the filmmakers, the showings will start at 3pm and end at 4pm with the showings being shown at Ducie Street Warehouse.

To end the day, the Pride Dance will start at 4pm and end at 5pm at Ducie Street Warehouse,  which will include Aria Scere-Jacobs, Yvy DeLuca and Joshua Hubbard performing solo dance work in collaboration with DJs Kiss Me Again.

Heading into Monday (30 August), the programme will focus on more creative performances.

Returning for a second day, the Superbia Cinema will again feature LGBTQ+ short films but will this time include a Q&A from filmmaker, Jemma O’Brien. The films and Q&A will run from 12pm-6pm at Ducie Street Warehouse.

Juliet Davis: Nature Walk, as part of the Superbia Spotlights commission, will be free to join at 3pm at Chorlton Water Park, the nature walk and performance piece will take place in the green space of South Manchester.

Sat 28 Aug - Mon 30 Aug
Words:
Suzy Prince
Published on:
Fri 20 Aug 2021