Calling all LGBTQ+ women! Come join Sugar & Spice for a week of celebration, learning, and connection!
Sugar and Spice is back for its seventeenth year! This year, we're bringing you a host of online events, and a whole weekend of in-person activities. We're giving you a chance to learn something new, try something different, meet new people, and make new connections. All our workshops are FREE and centred around LGBTQ+ women.
To guarantee a spot at any of our events, please sign up through the Eventbrite link.
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 protected]. Anyone attending will be expected to adhere to our Safer Spaces Policy.
Watch our new trailer for "Being an LGBTQ+ Woman" now!
Monday 6th March: Quiz Club ONLINE
A chance to get together with LGBTQ+ women to quiz and learn!
Tuesday 7th March: Queer Life Drawing ONLINE
Special edition of Queer Life Drawing - get your pencils out and sketch, or contribute to the conversation around women's sexual wellbeing.
Open to all
Wednesday 8th March: IWD Panel ONLINE + IN-PERSON
Join us for a FREE panel event on International Women's Day. We'll be joined by some incredible influential LGBTQ+ women of Greater Manchester!
Thursday 9th March: In The Name of Radical Self Love ONLINE
A workshop that helps you reorient your life, get you comfortable in your own skin and dismantle the lies you’ve learned about who you are
Friday 10th March - Sapphic Showcase
A FREE night of talent from amazing LGBTQ+ women – including you! - and a great opportunity to socialise as part of Sugar & Spice!
We’re bringing together some fantastic headliners to entertain you and are inviting YOU to perform in one our open mic night slots. We’re so excited to see all the amazing Sapphic talent Greater Manchester has to offer from poetry, to comedy, and magic! After these amazing performances, stick around for some opportunities to socialise and meet some people.
Our last Sapphic Showcase SOLD OUT so SIGN UP HERE NOW!
Our workshops on Saturday and Sunday are all taking place at our centre in Manchester.
Alongside our sessions, we will also have a community café space running from 11-4, where you can grab a brew and a biscuit, and have a chat with people. You can come along to the café without signing up to an activity or hang out in between workshops!
11am: Laughter Yoga
Step outside your comfort zone and join us for this session in a supportive environment for LGBTQ+ women! With a focus on joy and playfulness, this session is a great start to your day at Sugar & Spice!
12pm: Planning a Confident Presentation
Learn how to prepare and deliver a presentation with confidence with Meg.
12:30pm: Zines As A Tool For Activism
Learn to make a one page zine and learn the history of zines and how they can help raise the voice of marginalised communities
1:30pm: Intro to BSL - Fingerspelling & Greetings
Learn some basic greetings and fingerspelling in British Sign Language in a relaxed, informal workshop
2.45pm: Cervical Screenings: Beyond the Barriers!
An exploration into what a cervical screening is, and what it isn't. With practical tips for overcoming barriers to screening, we'll also provide some myth-busting info and a sneak-peak at what alternative options to the smear test researchers hope will be available in the near future!
4pm: You're F***in' Amazing!
You are f***in' amazing! A workshop all about celebrating YOU!
11am: Joyful Yoga Flow
Start your Sunday with some joyful yoga from Tamsin - open to all abilities!
12:15pm: Acupressure Taster
Connect with your pressure points to unlock some amazing stress relieving benefits!
1:30pm: Get On Top of Things: Let's Talk To-Do Lists!
An exploration into managing your time and priorities, and how to find what works best for you and how you work!
2.45pm: Box of Me
This workshop invites you to think more about the plans you could put in place for your future and beyond.
4.30pm: Rebel Dykes Screening
Our closing event for Sugar & Spice: a FREE screening of Rebel Dykes, the unheard story of a community of dykes in 1980s post-punk London