Manchester Pride has announced the activity for the Superbia Weekend, which runs from Friday 25 August until Sunday 27 August, is for a second year bringing a series of specially-commissioned and curated events to 70 Oxford Street.

The events which are curated by the team behind Superbia – Manchester Pride’s year-round calendar of cultural events – have created the programme to bring something quite different to the Manchester Pride Festival celebrations over the bank holiday weekend.

In its first year in 2016 the Superbia Weekend brought a hugely successful collection of alternative free events to the accessible and dry space donated by Manchester Metropolitan University as part of an ongoing relationship funded by its community engagement programme.

This year will include see the Post Parade Arty Party returns for kids of all ages, with resident artist helping wannabe artists turn their Manchester Pride Parade souvenirs into a fun collaborative sculpture.

A panel featuringLGBT artists of colour: Writer/performer Travis Alabanza, Seleena Laverne-Day, Darren Pritchard, chaired by Adam Lowe.

 The Superbia Cinema: LGBT+ short films including a special selection focussing on the stories of LGBT+ people of colour, plus a screening of ‘Tellin’ Dad’ a new coming out short starring Ricky Tomlinson.

 Travis Alabanza in The Superbia Cabaret featuring drag, poetry, music and more as well as Free Yoga.

The Manchester Pride Festival, which is made up of The Big Weekend, The Manchester Pride Parade The Superbia Weekend and The Candlelit Vigil, is an award-winning four day event celebrating LGBT life. The event takes place in August, with the Big Weekend running from Friday 25 – Monday 28 August and the parade on Saturday 26 August.

 The Big Weekend tickets are on sale now, priced at £25.50 for weekend tickets. Day, family and children’s tickets are also available.

Tickets are exchanged for Pledge Bands at the Festival providing guests with access to the event, including the Thomas Cook Airlines USA Stage, Sackville Gardens, the Gaydio Dance Arena and The Expo and help Manchester Pride raise essential funds for LGBT and HIV causes in Greater Manchester. 

For more information on The Big Weekend visit the new website at


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