We’re excited to welcome you back for our annual weekend of free cultural events for Manchester Pride 2019…!
Friday, August 23, 20197:00 PM
Sunday, August 25, 20197:00 PM
FRIDAY 23 AUGUST
The Superbia Weekend Launch
The Refuge Basement, 7–10pm, FREE
Screening of Beyond ‘There’s Always a Black Issue, Dear’ with Director, Claire Lawrie. Then meet some of the artists who will be presenting work across The Superbia Weekend.
SATURDAY 24 AUGUST
Rainbow Noir Exhibition Launch
Manchester Libraries, 4.30pm–6.30pm
Manchester’s QTIPOC social and support group celebrate 6 years fo activity with an exhibition of materials including photographs, video, T-shirts, banners, flyers, films and more. Curated by Rainbow Noir member and artist/curator Leo Hermitt, the exhibition will launch directly after the Pride Parade with marchers placing parade banners into the exhibition as the final pieces. Join us for speeches and West Indian grub. The exhibition will run until 14 September.
No. 70 Oxford Street (Café Space), from 2.30pm
Music, café and art workshop for all ages. Relax with a brew after the Parade and find out what’s going on.
The Superbia Gallery
No. 70 Oxford Street (Exhibition Space), from 3pm
Exhibition of work from LGBT+ Manchester artists, including a specially-commissioned audio installation of Bisexual poets (part of the BiPhoria Birthday Celebrations), new sculpture and short film, art from AKT and Mens Room Manchester, paintings by Christian Asare, digital work and video installation from Tom Quaye, extracts from Heather Glazzard‘s ‘Queers of Manchester’, sculpture and queer couture from Brett Dearden
South and Central American Queer Film
No. 70 Oxford Street (Cinema) 4.30pm–5.30pm
Screening of ‘This Is My Face’ focusing on Chilean men living with HIV with introduction by filmmaker Angelica Cabezas, and ‘Carmen’, about a drag queen community in Panama, with an introduction by artist Humberto Velez who worked on the project.
Drag Queen Story Time!
No. 70 Oxford Street (Annexe), 5.15pm–6pm
Story time for kids, inspired by a project in San Francisco where drag performers read stories and imagine a world where people are not judged on their appearance or identity.
SMART Recovery Meeting
No. 70 Oxford Street (Quiet Space), 5pm–6-30pm
SMART Recovery is an international non-profit organisation that provides assistance to individuals seeking abstinence from addictions. SMART is an acronym for Self-Management and Recovery Training. Will include conversation, meditation and acupuncture, free and open to all.
No. 70 Oxford Street (Cafe), 5.30pm–7.30pm
A celebration of bi/pan/omni life and history in collaboration with Biphoria for their 25th birthday.
Superbia presents Deep in Vogue at The Refuge
Manchester Documentary Premiere and Performance Party!
The Refuge Basement, 9pm–3am
After sell-out screenings at BFI Flare, Sheffield DocFest and New York Pride, DEEP IN VOGUE comes home to Manchester!
Premiere of the ‘Deep In Vogue’ documentary followed by performances from House of Ghetto and DJs Jae & Night and Lil’Fee & Veba.
After party with performances: 11pm–3am
Tickets selling fast!: https://tinyurl.com/y48pp9jv
No. 70 Oxford Street (Cinema) 7.30–8.30pm
Powerful one-man verbatim theatre performance travelling through six decades of LGBT history. Produced by Rob Ward, written/performed by Alexis Gregory, directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair, MBE.
Queers Without Beers Takeover!
No. 70 Oxford Street Café, 7.30pm–10pm
A fun and relaxed sober social with music, friendly folk and a pop-up booze-free bar.
SUNDAY 25 AUGUST
Good Morning Yoga
No. 70 Oxford Street (Annexe) 11am–12pm
Revive and relax with yoga for all levels.
An Audience with Luke Turner
No. 70 Oxford Street (Café) 12.30pm–1.30pm
Author event with writer of ‘Out Of The Woods’, a ‘powerful bisexual memoir’. Hosted by Emily Metcalfe of Leeds Lit Festival. Part of the BiPhoria Birthday Celebrations.
Bi/Pan Film Programme
No. 70 Oxford Street (Cinema) 2–4pm
A selection of bi/pan films curated and introduced by Abbie Wolfe of Belladonna Experiences. Part of the BiPhoria Birthday Celebrations.
Superbia Gallery: Artist Tour & Talk
No. 70 Oxford Street (Exhibition Space), 3pm–4.30pm
Artists discuss their work in a guided tour of The Superbia Gallery with pop-up performances and reading.
Rebel Dyke Live
No. 70 Oxford Street (Cinema 2), 4.30pm–5.30pm
One woman show by Karen Fisch looking back at her life as a dyke activist, London drag king and notorious Rebel Dyke.
LesFlicks presents ‘JT LeRoy’
No. 70 Oxford Street (Cinema 1), 5.45pm–7.45pm
New feature film looking at the enigmatic JT LeRoy scandal presented with Manchester’s lesbian/bi monthly film club.
Abigail Ward presents Jayne County
No. 70 Oxford Street (Annexe) 6pm–7pm
50 minute talk on the New York transgender punk icon and rebel with DJ Abigail Ward of Manchester District Music Archive.