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Mince through Canal Street

After SlutWalk here’s the MinceWalk: Friday 17 June at 10pm - everybody welcome

Published on June 14th 2011.


Mince through Canal Street

Manchester’s event programme. How wonderful it is. 

Mincing with a tongue in cheek is an unfortunate turn of phrase but Connelly is right. 

On Friday we had SlutWalk. At the end of the month is Manchester International Festival. This Friday it’s the World’s First Mincing Parade. 

MincerMincerIn other words a stepping out of folk walking to quote the dictionary, ‘with affected delicacy or fastidiousness, typically with short quick steps’. 

This takes place down Cheetham Hill Road on Friday. 

Er. Just a minute. No it doesn’t. It takes place along Canal Street in the Village. 

At Confidential we thought the press release we got about this was a joke. But we’ve checked and it’s really happening. Good on B*llox Club and the Village for not taking life too seriously. 

The organiser, Ron Connelly, wrote this to us: ‘I was wondering if a mass mincing session being held on Canal Street in Manchester this Friday evening would be a newsworthy item for Manchester Confidential’s digital empire? I’ve noticed a steady decline in mincing over the years so I’m bringing it back to the street where it so rightfully belongs. All tongue in cheek of course.’ 

A Prime MincerA potential Prime Mincer?Mincing with a tongue in cheek is an unfortunate turn of phrase but Connelly is right. The fabled mincers of old have left us, there’s been a slippage in the quality of the great British mince. 

So this Friday 17 June B*llox club and the Blige Sisters will be hosting the world’s very first mass mincing parade. The organisers want as many people to come along and join them in mincing up Canal Street.  

Connelly again: “Have you looked around Manchester's Gay Village lately? There's a distinct lack of mincing. Lady Gaga does it, Alan Carr is doing very nicely from it, even Ozzy Osborne has admitted he loves a good old mince when he's onstage. Mincers seem to be everywhere but on the streets of Manchester - even the infamous Market St mincer has disappeared.

“Did we become afraid to mince in fear of being harassed by hen parties and their rough trade admirers? Did it become pre-2010? Did H from Steps eat it? Who knows, who cares?” 

Mince - No Not This TypeMincing - No Not This TypeThere are a number of questions being debated as the evening approaches. A really hot one is can women mince? After a long but friendly session the Mincing Is Nice Committee Executive (M.I.N.C.E.) have adjudicated that women can indeed mince and are welcome to join the celebration. Excessive sashaying may however be discouraged.

Confidential reckons the best mincer should be elected the Prime Mincer of Manchester, Great Britain, and all the Dominions of the Universe.

If you want to mince meet outside Taurus bar at 10pm and after a few warm up stretches people will mince for their lives up and down Canal Street. If it becomes thirsty work then they will stop off at a few bars for refreshments (BYO if you like).  Mincing is free and meant to be fun. Full details are here. There's a handy mincing video here

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8 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Rod ConnollyJune 14th 2011.

To be clear - it starts at 10pm not 8pm. Obviously the prospect of mincing has got Manchester Confidential in a tiz. Ronald Mincer.

SmittyJune 14th 2011.

I'm sure mincing with your tongue in your cheek presents a health and safety risk and therefore this event should be banned.

Naked truthJune 15th 2011.

All events should be banned as they may make people happy and that should be banned

Kevin PeelJune 16th 2011.

I am hosting a party on Friday night but I may just drag everybody out at 10pm to participate! Reclaim the Mince!

SmittyJune 16th 2011.

Has this not been banned yet?

Unsentimental JoeJune 16th 2011.

I think we should ban bans, and unban everything apart from obvious crimes and sentimental love songs.

BobskibobJune 16th 2011.

I'm thinking of mincing in my favourite Star Wars Stormtrooper costume .....Mince Imperial !! ...geddit

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