Sugar and Spice is back for its 16th edition! Our annual festival is an opportunity for LGBT+ women to come together, try something new, and celebrate their amazing selves.
This year, we want to give to you the opportunity to reconnect with yourself, and make true connections with others. With a wide variety of workshops happening both in person and online, this year's Sugar & Spice is a chance like no other for LGBT+ women like you to be reminded just how amazing you are, and what a wonderful community you have around you!
Our spaces are for all lesbian, bi, queer or questioning women, trans women, non-binary/genderfluid people wishing to access a women-centred space, and for those whose gender identity includes woman some or all of the time. Our spaces are inclusive of women of colour, older women, and disabled women. For any specific access requirements or queries, please email email@example.com. Anyone attending will be expected to adhere to our Safer Spaces Policy.
Queer Quiz Club - Sugar & Spice special! 7pm onwards
We've got an extra special event taking place at Feel Good Club in Manchester! We're joining their popular event Queer Quiz Club for a Sugar & Spice special. With free entry and some great prizes available, we're so excited to kick Sugar & Spice 2022 off with this fantastic Friday night of fun and quizzing!
This event is open to all but will be centred around LGBT women, non-binary people wishing to access a woman-centred space, and those whose gender identity includes woman some or all of the time.
Feel Good Club is a cosy café centred around mental health and wellbeing on 28 Hilton St, Manchester M1 2EH, a short walk from both Piccadilly and Victoria station. Based on the ground floor, it is wheelchair accessible. NB: this venue is NOT a dry space.
Our daytime events on Saturday 12th March will be taking place at Oppidan Social, Edge Street, in Manchester. This first floor space is accessible via lift and has gender-neutral and accessible toilets.
Come join us any time from 11 - 4 for our community café space, hosted by LGBT Foundation’s Recovery team. With hot drinks and snacks available, this is a great opportunity to come hang out and meet people in a relaxed environment. Grab a brew and chat, play some board games with people, or get involved with some vision boarding! No need to sign up to this, just rock up to the space. Perfect for chilling out before or after a workshop!
11am: Somatic Movement
In this movement workshop with Fae (she/her), you'll be invited to reconnect with your body and the space around you. A perfect way to start your way with gentle movement and moments for self-reflection.
12pm: Working With The Natural Cycles
Ever wondered how cycles affect your life? Whether it’s the cycles of the moon, the seasons, or the menstrual cycle - we are always going through patterns and cycles. Join Ria for a trans-inclusive and gender-free way of working with the menstrual cycle or the moon cycle as a way to bring insight, order and deep connection to your everyday life.
1pm: The Power of Craftivism
A hands on workshop from our Community Organising Programme. Bringing together crafts and activism to address social injustices with just a needle and thread!
2:30pm: Let's Talk About KINK
What is kink and, more importantly, what is it not? Join Aben for a myth-busting workshop!
3:30pm: Make Your Own Face Covering
Accessible for all abilities, you'll leave this session having made your very own face covering!
We'll be ending Saturday with an Open Mic Night at our new LGBT Foundation hub at Fairbairn House! Join us for an evening of amazing performances hosted by The BollyWitch!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to perform! You'll have a five minutes to perform in a safe, encouraging environment - whether that's spoken word, performance art, comedy, you name it!
Our Sunday events will be taking place online. Join us on Zoom for a fantastic array of digital events throughout the day!
1:30pm: Desire Magic 101 - Awakening Your Desires
Join Aimie for this fun and creative 90-minute workshop where you will use: tarot, journaling and intuitive movement to explore what your desires are, and how you can begin to infuse this erotic energy into your day-to-day life and increase your self-love.
3:30pm: Feminism At Your Fingertips
In this virtual learning event, we'll be looking at lesbian feminism and trans feminism, learning some of the principles and theories behind them, and then reflecting on how they can apply to our own lives and experiences in a trans inclusive, learning supportive environment
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5pm: A Voice Worth Sharing
Join Ruth Awolola, poet, performer and theatre maker, in a celebration of your voice, your thoughts, your feelings and desires in this workshop exclusively for LGBT women of colour
6pm: Tainted Beauty - Becoming Your Authentic Creation
Yvy DeLuca talks you through the importance of reclaiming you power through storytelling in this workshop exclusively for trans women and non-binary people wishing to access a women centred space
It can be hard making friends as an adult - let us make it easier! We're finishing off Sugar & Spice 2022 with a speed friending event, the ultimate opportunity to connect with LGBT women and non-binary people wishing to access a women centred space. With fun conversation startes and whole group activities, this will be a fantastic way to spend your Sunday evening.