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Manchester Pride 2007 Special

Gaydo preens and prepares for a week of Pride

Published on August 24th 2007.

Manchester Pride 2007 Special

Hello Dears,

As I am sure you are all aware, it’s time for Manchester Pride 2007. For a change Gaydo isn’t going to rant on about what she’s been up to. Instead, she’s going to give you all a list of all the malarkey naughtiness you can get up to over the holiday weekend.

Things to do over Manchester Pride 2007

Thurs 23rd
It’s a Gay Knockout
This evening kicks off the weekend with a bit of camp. Events include, High Heeled Egg and Spoon Race, Tranny Tug of War and Handbag Throwing. Taurus, 1 Canal St, City 0161 236 4593 www.taurus-bar.co.uk

Fri 24th
Pride Bad Drag
Chrissy Darling and Rhoda Horse see just how bad your drag can be. Not got a frock? No problem, Rhoda will be on stage with all her wardrobe to dress you up. Essential, 8 Minshull St, City www.essentialmanchester.com Admission £5.

Fri 24th
Belinda Carlisle
Your chance to see this fabulous performer for free. Main Stage, Bloom St Car Park, City. 10 pm Wrist Band required for entry to Village.

Sat 25th
Pride 2007 Parade
The largest Parade in Manchester’s calendar. With 80 Floats this will be the spectacle of the year. Deansgate, Cross St, Princess St and Whitworth St. Commences 2 pm

Sat 25th
Uni /Challenge
The largest Dance Event of Pride with lots of entertainment and club nights from around the country. Manchester Students Union, Oxford Road, City www.uni-challenge.com 10 pm- 4am admission £22.

Sat 25th
Arabian Nights

Pop Disco Dance and R&B plus p.a. by Cher Tribute, Tania Alboni. Sally Jaxx performing the dance version of ‘9 to 5’. Cruz 101, 101 Princess St, City 0161 950 0101 www.cruz101.com 11 pm admission £12 members.

Sat 25th
Pride Special Gaywatch! Two arenas with Kitch Hop Pop, Electro and Indie. With special guest p.a.’s. The Arches, Store St, City www.poptastic.co.uk 10 pm- 4 am Advance Tickets only. £15.

Sun 26th

Gay Clubbing at its Chavtastic Best with Fitlads.net all nighter. Special live p.a. by the Powder Puff Girls and the essential hunks in trunks. Essential, Minshull St, City www.essentialmanchester.com 11 pm–8 am admission £16.

Sun 26th

An evening of pure vaudeville. For the first time Federation will take place at Manchester Apollo, Stockport Road, City. www.clubfederation.com10pm – 4 am Tickets in advance £22

Mon 27th
Candle Light Vigil

As the weekend comes to a close, your chance to reflect on those who have been affected by HIV and Aids. Sackville Park, Sackville St, City 9 pm Free Admission.

Mon 27th
Disco Inferno

Offical Pride 2007 closing party. Four decades of pop and disco upstairs with euphoric dance and trance anthems downstairs Live p.a. by Jackie Graham. Cruz 101, 101 Princess St, City 0161 950 0101www.cruz101.com admission £10 members, free for Pride volunteer workers.

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