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IT'S PRIDE 2020!

Rain or shine, we're still here and we are still celebrating one of our most important events in the calendar. We may not be getting together in person this year, but we, as an organisation, are still doing loads of stuff, and the Women's Programme is hosting some lovely events over Pride weekend.

We really hope to see you at one of them.

Fit for Pride


This whole body workout on ZOOM will be beginner friendly, with progressions for anyone who feels like a challenge! Fiona is confident that you’ll leave this session covered in sweat, with your spirits lifted, feeling FIT FOR PRIDE! And you don't even have to leave your home!

For the session you don't need any fancy equipment, just a couple of bottles of water or tins of beans and your lovely selves.

A little about Fiona:

Fiona Ledgard is a Fitness Instructor at Manchester Metropolitan University, delivering Zumba, HIIT, Spin, LBT and Box Fit sessions. Having completed a qualification in Mental Health First Aid, Fiona also works one on one with students in the gym, as part of the Exercise Referral Scheme with the university’s Counselling Service.

She is passionate about fitness and wellbeing, and from the start of the lockdown she has delivered online classes for MMU Sport, ‘Dance with Pride’ for ITV Pride Network and ITV Feel Good, a ‘Fierce and Fabulous Dance Workout’ for The Proud Trust, and a webinar about ‘Increasing LGBT+ Inclusivity in Sport’ for The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

Book your place now by emailing women@lgbt.foundation with Fit For Pride in the subject line.

Write with Pride

Update - 28/8/2020 - This event is now fully booked.


Write with Pride Poetry workshop - A series of creative and playful writing exercises designed to build confidence and inspire new ways of approaching poetry. No previous writing experience needed.

This is your chance to try something new or share some of the wonderful poetry that sits gathering dust on your laptop. Spoken Word is a wonderful way to express yourself and this will be a safe and welcoming space to do just that.

If you don't want to share your work, don't be put off, there is no obligation to do so, you can just join in and enjoy everyone else's words. This workshop if for you to flex your creative muscles and have huge fun at the same time.

A little about Amy:

Amy King is a Queer, Northern, Spoken Word Poet currently based in Manchester. Her poetry explores topics such as sexuality, feminism and her undying love for Kate Nash.

Places will be limited on this so book your place early by emailing women@lgbt.foundation with Write with Pride in the subject line.