I filmed the Camp Cooks — Wynnie, Rose, Cleo and Lucy — as they rehearsed for their forthcoming tour of UK festivals and events. As seen on ITV’s This Morning show on Thursday 28 June! Visit them on Facebook, Twitter and the Camp Cooks website.
Photo: by Vera Kratochvil. In the small pond that is gay Manchester, a couple of dozen people back-pat and promote each other. Publicity and awards are given.
Manchester Pride has announced a figure of £105,000 for good causes. However, only £98,000 of this amount was raised during the ten day festival. The other £7,000 came from fundraising at the Manchester Pride Dinner which took place in September 2010 — almost a year before.
Following my recent interview with Julia Grant, she suggested that perhaps I could organise a public discussion about the future of the August Bank Holiday event (which has been known as Manchester Pride since 2004) and the gay village. This was arranged with the help of other members of the Facebook group Facts About Manchester […]
Traditionally, on the final day of Manchester Pride, there’s a display of fireworks after the HIV Vigil in Sackville Park. This video was filmed from the top of a tall building to the south. This year I got ambitious and used two cameras! Please be warned that this contains even more flashes than usual. Here’s […]
Update: (25 October 2011): part of this article has been removed while further research is done. “Stockport NHS cut gay charity by 100 per cent” was the emotive headline in The Pink Paper on 26 May 2011.
You may have heard about the notorious raid on a drag ball at a temperance hall in Manchester in 1880? An article in The Guardian (Village People, 7 August 2004) refers to the incident, but it begins with the scene just over one hundred years later. In 1988 “Canal Street in Manchester city centre was […]