Sparkle Weekend


 

If you are a loose end this weekend and looking for something fun to do it’s the annual Sparkle weekend in Manchester!

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For those who don’t know Sparkle is the national transgender celebration is the world’s largest transgender event. For the last 14 years they’ve been celebrating with the trans community in July in Manchester, UK and this year they are following the success of the Sparkle Fringe events and expanding the celebration to last a full week!

Over the Sparkle Weekend people can celebrate with music and events, if that’s not enough there are talks and workshops that are all FREE to attend so even if you’re counting the pennies, you can happily attend!

As the amazing Sparkle website says – (the link is HERE if you want a mooch)

The Sparkle mission is to promote a positive public image of the trans community within society. The aim is to build confidence and resilience, to develop understanding and cohesion in society and to challenge stigma.

The Sparkle event attracts trans people and trans allies locally and from around the world. We showcase trans and trans ally entertainment during the weekend, and we host free educational talks on trans related issues.

The celebration takes place in Sackville Gardens, in the Gay Village in Manchester, UK. This choice of venue provides a safe place for trans people. The event has the support of Manchester Council and local businesses.

If you’re not able to get on the website, here’s a breakdown of the events that are happening over the weekend – with this much variety there’s definitely something for everyone!

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7th July

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

TWILIGHT PEOPLE: THE EXHIBITION TOUR GOES MANCHESTER UoM at MediaCityUK

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

ELEANOR CONWAY’S WALK OF SHAME Bandit, Mugger & Thief

8:00 pm – Late

‘RHIANNA’ AND ‘BEYONCE’ – COMMERCIAL R’N’B G-A-Y

8:00 pm – Late

THE MAPLE CLOUDS Bandit, Mugger & Thief

9:00 pm – Late

KARAOKE WITH ROXY RIVERS Village Showbar

9:30 pm – Close

CABARET WITH CHERRY & COCO POP Centre Stage

All Day –

OFFICIAL, UNOFFICIAL, ALTERNATIVE SPARKLE Bandit, Mugger & Thief

 

8Th July 2016

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SPECIAL CHINESE MEAL Peking Court Restaurant

7:30 pm – Close

THE FREE SPIRITS Bandit, Mugger & Thief

9:15 pm – Close

IRISH SPARKLES 2016 – THE TACKY TARTS The Molly House

9:30 pm – Close

VELVET MUSIC Velvet Bar

10:00 pm – Late – very late

DISCO AND PARTY MUSIC WITH BRENDA LABEAU EVA

10:00 pm – Late

GUEST DRAG SHOW BY THE GLITORIS GIRLS Village Showbar

 

9th July 2016

10:00 am – Onwards

SATURDAY BRUNCH Bandit, Mugger & Thief

11:00 am – Late

BUCKS FIZZ BREAKFAST Delicatezze

11:00 am – Close

SPARKLE COCKTAILS Delicatezze

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CREAM TEA Via

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

MEDIAL PANEL 3rd Floor Conference Room

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

KARAOKE WITH KIRA Churchills

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

PRE QUACK WITH CHERYL ROLEY EVA

9:00 pm – Late

JORDAN GRAY ON Bar

9:00 pm – Later, much later

COMEDY NIGHT ON Bar

9:30 pm – Close

VELVET MUSIC Velvet Bar

10:00 pm – 3:00 am

DANCE WITH MISS STAR Churchills

10:00 pm – Late

POWER BALLADS EVENING Delicatezze

10:00 pm – 3:00 am

GIRLS ON FILM – 80’S NIGHTCLUB The Deaf Institute

10:00 pm –

SATURDAY QUACK WITH DJ MURRAY EVA

10:00 pm – Late

HOUSE SHOW TEAM Village Showbar

 

10th July 2016

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

CHURCH SERVICE Manchester Cathedral

11:00 am – Late

BUCKS FIZZ BREAKFAST Delicatezze

11:00 am – Close

SPARKLE COCKTAILS Delicatezze

12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SPARKLE SUNDAY ROAST Delicatezze

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CREAM TEA Via

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

JAKE GRAF’S TRANS CINEMA 2nd Floor Group Workroom

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

VILLAGE BAKERS – TASTY TREATS Sackville Gardens

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

QUEER OF THE UNKNOWN LGBT Foundation

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

VELVET PRESENTS MARIA Velvet Bar

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

SPECIAL CHURCH SERVICE Metropolitan Church

5:00 pm – Late

DRAG KINGS Churchills

6:00 pm – Late

SUNDAY STUDIO EVA

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

SPARKLE INDIAN MEAL Asian Fusion

7:00 pm – Close

SUNDAY SASS WITH MISS BLAIR – THE QUIZ Bandit, Mugger & Thief

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

KITTY TRAY’S BINGO Centre Stage

8:00 pm – As late as possible

UNOFFICIAL CLOSING PARTY The Goose

10:00 pm – Close

KY KELLY – AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT OF CABARET GOLD Thompsons Arms

10:00 pm – Late

HOUSE SHOW TEAM Village Showbar

11th July 2016

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SING AND SPARKLE 3rd Floor Therapy room

7:30 pm –

MINGE ON THE FRINGE Bandit, Mugger & Thief

8:00 pm – Close

SKINT BarPop

10:00 pm – Late

MONDAY MAYHEM WITH KRYSTAL KANE BarPop

 

12th July 2016

9:00 pm – Late

SWITCH WITH GISELLE Kiki

9:00 pm – Late

KARAOKE WITH ANGEL DELIGHT Village Showbar

 

13th July 2016

8:00 pm – Late

‘THE VILLAGE HAS TALENT’ COMPETITION Village Showbar

 

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As a company we love to promote events that help communities and that’s why we’ve created a promo code to ensure that if you do want to go, you’re able to get your outfit with an extra 10% discount!  Just use the promo code – SPARKLE on the website http://www.nicennaughty.co.uk

We’re on Twitter and Facebook as well – so if you go this weekend, make sure to facebook and tweet us with your pics! We’d love to know your weekend goes!!

with love 2016

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