Come to one or come to them all. A sewries of arts related events under the arches, in the lead up to and after Manchester Pride.
Join us for play readings, book launches, comedy, singing and more!
Many of the events are using ticket sales to support LGBT charities.
Thursday 24th August - 7:30pm
The Straight Acting Theatre Company is a collaboration of Writers, Directors, and Actors set up in 2016. We are a producing theatre company that develop artistic work which focuses on the detail of life and the stories we all must tell. We endeavour to engage with artists, professionals, groups and individuals to create a variety of new work with LGBT+ themes and are thrilled to present ‘PROGRESS’ as part of the PROUD Festival.
‘PROGRESS’ is a body of work conceived out of The Straight Acting Theatre Company Play-in-a-Day Festival 2017. As part of the festival, five Writers developed five new LGBT+ inspired scripts; and worked with five Directors and a cast of 17 Actors over 24 hours. The result was a performance at The Kings Arms, Salford on 4th August.
Each play is very different, but all were inspired by the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act which partially decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales.
ALL TICKET SALES SUPPORTING THE LGBT FOUNDATION.
THURSDAY 24th AUGUST - 7pm
Friday 25th August - 9:30pm
Written and performed by Marc Cameron
James is single. He enjoys sitting in his pants, parties for one and watching shows about
serial killers. So when a friend challenges him to six months of online dating James is forced
to leave his flat and face his fears.
Bleurgh is a dark comedy about the living nightmare known as internet dating. A one man
show in search of happiness, love, cock….something. And it might get messy.
ALL TICKETS SUPPORTING THE ALBERT KENNEDY TRUST.
Saturday 26th August
LOVE PARTY - THE PRIDE SOCIAL ; ALL DAY POST-PARADE PARTY
DRUNK AT VOGUE
KISS ME AGAIN
SLAG HEAP DISCO
OUTDOOR TERRACE UNDER THE METROLINK ARCHES AND INDOOR EX-CAR SHOW ROOM BAR AND CLUB
DISCO, DRINKS, FOOD, DANCING, PRIDE!
FOOD BY MARY ELLEN MACTAGUE’S REAL JUNK FOOD PROJECT
HOSTED BY GRACE ONI SMITH AND JOE SPENCER
VISUALS BY MAKE A SCENE
WITH ALL PROFITS GOING TO CHECHNYA HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN AND MANCHESTER LGBT+ CHARITIES
I KNOW WHY THE GAY MAN DANCES
Friday 25th August - 3:00pm
To celebrate the 2017 release of my debut and Amazon #1 selling LGBT poetry collection, 'I Know Why the Gay Man Dances', I would like you invite you to an extra special event!
Join me at 53two, Manchester's newest theatre and arts venue, on the opening day of Manchester Pride 2017. Expect full length readings of selected poems from the book and listen to the stories and inspirations behind them, even the odd special guest too!
Let's discover together why freedom can often be so hard won and as the poem reads ...
'Dance for the freedom of every gay man...'