The proudly queer-friendly venue Escape to Freight Island has introduced an in-house drag, dining and DJ residency entitled Amuse Bouche which will round out each Sunday night, offering a ‘delicious and delectable tasting platter of Manchester’s finest performance talent and DJ collectives to entertain the mouth, ears and eyes’. This new Freight Island regular will also feature at the space’s newly announced August Bank Holiday extravaganza – a five-day celebration of Manchester queer power, all in support of Manchester Pride and taking place on Platform 15.

From Wednesday 26 to Monday 31 August, this Bank Holiday special will be a full-on Manchester Pride event, with local renowned acts and takeovers from the likes of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK stars Baga Chipz and Divina De Campo, Blue’s Duncan James alongside Manchester locals Reform Radio and DJ Mix-Stress. On Saturday 29 August you can join the Queen’s Drag Brunch, plus enjoy two live performances from Black Pride_ MCR presents House of Ghetto & House of Blaque and a special piece from cabaret favourite Creatures of Catharsis – all of which will take place across the weekend.

Meanwhile, Sunday features a host of family-friendly daytime events, starting at noon and lasting until 3pm. Born to be Wild Child kick things off with live performance from The Rockin’ Rhinos, leading into evening entertainment courtesy of Sounds From The Other City favourites Good Afternoon High Tea Party, featuring drag acts Cheddar Gorgeous V’s Amuse Bouche. There’s some limited availability left – so to be part of this spectacular, and see what else is on offer, visit the Escape To Freight Island website.

Wed 26 Aug - Mon 31 Aug, Various times, Escape To Freight Island,
Mayfield Depot, Baring Street, Manchester, M1 2PZ
Victoria Fox
Published on:
Wed 19 Aug 2020