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For Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend, LGBT Foundation is excited to offer a free, safe community space and range of activities in the heart of the village. We can offer you a unique  Pride experience where you can feel empowered to be yourself, learn something new in our workshops, relax in our cinema and even make some new friends along the way! You don’t need a wristband to access our building and we will be outside gate 15 mins before each workshop starts if you need help finding us.

Plus, if you’re out and about in the Village then you’ll probably spot our staff and volunteers in their brightly coloured t-shirts - handing out information resources, safer sex packs and offering any advice or support that you may need.

Keep up to date with what's happening at LGBT Foundation over Pride by following us on Twitter @LGBTfdn using #EqualityWins or on Facebook.

  Friday 25th August 2017

Community Café 5-7.30pm (complimentary refreshments)

Drop into our relaxing Community Café space throughout the weekend to meet others, enjoy free refreshments and take a break from the hustle of pride.

Speed Mating 6-7pm

Kick off your weekend with an opportunity to meet new people and hopefully make some new mates in a quick, no-pressure way.  Prompted by a series of random but fun questions, you will get to chat to each person and if you want, swap contact details at the end.No booking required, just turn up.

Cinema Opening Night: Telling Dad screening & coming out across generations discussion 7.30-8.30pm

Join us for a screening of the short film Telling Dad which tells the story of Dan coming out to his family followed by Q&A with star of the film Carl Loughlin. Following this, we will be exploring how coming out has changed over the decades, including some of our volunteers sharing their unique stories. Book your free place here

  Saturday 26th August 2017

Pre-parade Meet Up 11am-1pm

New to Manchester? Coming to pride alone? Want to meet some new people to watch the parade with? Drop in to connect with new people and meet some of our friendly volunteers, have some brunch and then choose whether to head out as a group to watch the parade or explore more of pride.

Community Café 1-6pm (complimentary refreshments)

Drop in to our relaxing Community Café space throughout the weekend to meet others, enjoy free refreshments and take a break from the hustle of pride.

 Children & Family Space 1-3pm

Pop into our café for a children and family space hosted by Proud 2B Parents.

Let's Talk About Us: a workshop for LGBTQ+ minorities: 4-6pm

Celebrate what it means to be LGBTQ+ and have other minority identities  (such as being LGBT but also a person of colour, trans, and/or older than 50) in a safe space, engage in an intimate dialogue on self-care during Pride and think about how things could be better.  The workshop is open to everyone who identifies with more than one minority identity.

Pride Cinema:

2pm Lovebites

A brilliant selection of LGBT short films celebrating love from the Iris Prize Archive, see the full listings here. Certificates U to 15 with 65 mins run time. No booking required but places are limited.

4pm Paris is burning

6pm Best of Iris

 

 

WB1: Drop-In Support 11-6pm (last appointment 5:15pm)

WB2: Prayer space2 11-6pm

WB3: Trans Changing Space - 11-6pm

WB4: Swap Shop 11-6pm

TR: Free Relaxation Therapies time TBC

PSS Wellbeing Suite TBC

 

 

  Sunday 27th August 2017

Community Café 11am-6pm

Drop into our relaxing Community Café space throughout the weekend to meet others, enjoy free refreshments and take a break from the hustle of pride.

Cinema: 11.30am-1.30pm

Zine Making 1-3pm

Zines are self-made mini magazines that have been influential in representing the narratives, politics and sub-cultures of groups that are typically under-represented by mainstream culture. In this workshop you can make your own zine. No Booking required, drop in at any time.

Do It Like a Drag King 5-7pm

Dick Slick, one of Manchester’s best known drag kings, will take you through a workshop exploring the history of drag kings, the dark arts of bearding, safe binding and characterisation and get the chance to create your own drag king persona. No booking required but places are limited.

Pride Cinema:

11am But I’m a cheerleader

1pm Moonlight

 

WB1: Drop-In Support 11-6pm (last appointment 5:15pm)

WB2: Prayer space2 11-6pm

WB3: Trans Changing Space - 11-6pm

WB4: Swap Shop 11-6pm

TR: Free Relaxation Therapies time TBC

PSS Wellbeing Suite TBC

  Monday 28th August 2017

Community Café 11am-5pm

Drop into our relaxing Community Café space throughout the weekend to meet others, enjoy free refreshments and take a break from the hustle of pride.

Videogaming 11am-2pm

Pop in any time to play our selection of games and meet some new people.

African Rainbow Family 11.30am-1.30pm

ARF will be hosting a space for LGBTIQ people of African heritage to meet each other. Learn about their work supporting refugees and asylum seekers, campaigning for equality and supporting people who experience discrimination or hate crimes.

Cinema: 12pm-2pm

Young People’s Space 2-5pm

Aged under 25? The Proud Trust will be hosting our young people’s space with activities, the chance to talk to their friendly staff about what they offer and to meet other LGBT+ young people.

Cinema: 3pm-5pm

The Great, Big LGBT Quiz 5-7pm

Know your LGBT history inside out? Hot on LGBT culture?  Head down to our quiz to test your knowledge and win some great prizes!

No booking required, arrive by 5pm to take part. Bring your friends or come solo and we’ll help you form a team.

Pride Cinema:

12pm-2pm Inappropriate Behaviour

3-5pm Pride

 

WB1: Drop-In Support 11-4pm (last appointment 3:15pm)

WB2: Prayer space2 11-5pm

WB3: Trans Changing Space - 11-5pm

WB4: Swap Shop 11-5pm

TR: Free Relaxation Therapies time TBC

PSS Wellbeing Suite TBC