will assist to support Manchester Pride 2011 will assist Manchester Pride 2011  |  Manchester, UK |  in only ten days I will be flying to the UK, to assist the 21st Edition of Manchester Pride, invited by Visit Manchester. Manchester Pride (19-29 August 2011) is an annual festival celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life, that also works to raise money for LGTB and HIV organisations.  Running for ten days at the end of August, the festival will feature sport, film, debating and campaigning, and arts and entertainment.  It culminates with the Big Weekend, a four-day ticketed event in Manchester’s gay village that boasts a huge market and the Pride Parade – this year’s parade theme is ‘Through The Decades’.

For more information about Manchester Pride, why not watch our short film to explain the people involved and the work that goes into planning Manchester pride each year.
 Another very tight agenda to cover as much ground as possible (see the full itinerary below). After Manchester Pride, I will be heading down to London for a week, courtesy of Virgin Trains, and then off for a month to my Africa Experience (South Africa, Bostwana, Zambia and Zimbawe).
Itinerary Manchester Pride 2011

> August 24th. > New York City, US / Manchester, UK
Departure from New York City courtesy of American Airlines

> August 24th. > Manchester, UK
Host hotel Ramada Manchester Picadilly
Manchester Walking Tour  + Visit to GAYDIO UK’s first full-time LGBT FM radio service and interview with Ian Wallace to be aired during the Manchester Pride Big Weekend + Diner at Nossa Cassa + MANCHESTER PRIDE EVENT: It’s A Gay Knock Out.

> August 26th. > Manchester, UK
Host hotel Ramada Manchester Picadilly
Out in the Past walking tour with Councillor Paul Fairweather + MANCHESTER PRIDE EVENT:  Queer to Stay: 21 years of Manchester Pride + Lunch at OPUS One Restaurant + MANCHESTER PRIDE EVENT: Media Launch Party @ Sky Lounge, Mint Hotel Manchester + Gaydar Main Stage Arena at Manchester Pride for tonight’s entertainment with performance from PAM ANN

> August 27th. > Manchester, UK
Host hotel Ramada Manchester Picadilly
Cocktail master class at The Alchemist + Liverpool Road for the start of the Manchester Pride Parade + MANCHESTER PRIDE EVENT: Manchester Pride Parade+ Evening meal with the group at Australasia + MANCHESTER PRIDE EVENT: Gaydar Main Stage Arena with headline performance from: PIXIE LOTT + Nightlife @ Uni-Challenge.

> August 28th. > Manchester, UK
Host hotel Ramada Manchester Picadilly
Bolton Food and Drink Festival + Evening meal at Ning + MANCHESTER PRIDE EVENT: Gaydar Main Stage Arena with headline performances from:  ALEXANDRA BURKE and SUGABABES.

> August 29th. > Manchester, UK
Host hotel Ramada Manchester Picadilly
Free time to enjoy Manchester Pride + Dinner at the new Smoak Bar and Grill + MANCHESTER PRIDE EVENT: Live performance at the Gaydar Main Stage Arena with BLUE to set the mood for the George House Trust HIV Candlelit Vigil.

> August 30th. > Manchester, UK to London, UK
End of Manchester Pride 2011
I head to London for a week, courtesy of Virgin Trains. From there on the 4th. September I fly out to my African Experience.

(*) Special Thanks: to Emma White from Visit Manchester. American Airlines, Ramada Manchester Picadilly and Virgin Trains.

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