I shot these photographs exactly twenty years ago today, on August Bank Holiday Monday 1990. This is how the Manchester Pride that we either love or loathe started off (although the word 'pride' wasn't used in the name until 2003).
If you would like to snoop into the accounts of Manchester Pride you can find them here on the Charity Commission website.
Yesterday late afternoon we left the Peace Garden in St. Peter’s Square and walked along to Rusholme for the Queeruption Opening Party. Apparently the original plan was to host it in an old building, but that fell through and the replacement was Saki Bar which is on the corner of Wilmslow Road and Moss Lane […]
It would be quite wrong of me to slate Manchester Pride for all kinds of things but then give ‘alternative’ events some kind of immunity from any honest criticism. I’ll write more about this issue in the future, but for the moment I’ll give you my ‘brickbats and bouquets’ account of the first day of […]
Reclaim the Scene aims to build on last year, which was its first event, with another post-Pride-parade picnic and (Out of the) Village Fete. This year we're promised it will be 'bigger and better than ever, with free food, performers, live art, stalls, music, and kids' entertainment!'
As I arrived in Rusholme on my bike at 8 o’clock on Monday night I was startled to hear the sound of breaking glass and see a man falling backwards out of Subway. He was clutching a broken bottle by the neck and a member of staff was holding up a chair in self-defence, in […]
I’m a huge fan of the Manchester Libraries Local Image Collection which puts 80,000 archive photographs at our fingertips online. A week I ago I discovered some changes had been made which meant the hundreds of links that I have from my website to theirs didn’t work anymore. But I’m glad to say that after […]