The time has come for Trafford’s Pride celebrations, albeit in a distinctly different way than normal. Pride Inside is a way of celebrating the LGBTQ+ community for free whilst in the comfort of your own home, given the situation. Donations are of course still appreciated, with funds supporting Waterside in providing tickets for NHS workers and their families for venues and events once it is permitted, meaning your kindness is going to the best place. Meanwhile you can enjoy a fun-packed weekend from Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 May over on Waterside’s social media channels, and we have a list of the bits you won’t want to miss.

Family Gorgeous Story Time | 6.30pm - 7.30pm | Fri 15 May

Drag collective Family Gorgeous will be taking the reigns on Friday, providing riveting reading of the best children’s stories. Of course, this will be story time with a difference… Outlandish outfits, comedy gold, and truly unique acting skills will combine to make Family Gorgeous story time one to watch. Get the family together and sync up with friends to experience a particularly wholesome introduction to the LGBTQ+ world and Pride Inside event.

Romy & Michele’s Saturday Afternoon Tea Party | 4pm - 5.30pm | Sat 16 May

Join DJ Bright Light Bright Light for an afternoon of massive tunes inspired by one of his favourite films, Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion. With hits from the likes of Madonna, Scissor Sisters, Donna Summer and Kate Bush, it will certainly give the whole household a reason to celebrate. Stick it on whilst you’re firing up the BBQ or create a dance floor in the living room for showing off your moves – DJ Bright Light Bright Light has you covered for a feel-good Saturday afternoon!

Family Vogue Class | 2pm - 2.45pm | Sun 17 May

Get the family together and learn to strike a pose with Darren Pritchard’s 60-minute Vogue class on Sunday. A staple of the LGBTQ+ community, Vogueing is still a crowd pleaser worldwide, especially alongside Madonna’s 1990 hit. Take part in a workout with a difference and seize the opportunity to get the kids involved.

Emmeline Banks
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Fri 15 May 2020