A Quick Recap
Tuesday 24 April 2012
With only a few weeks to go before the launch of Manchester Pride 2012, I thought I’d have a look at what’s been going on so far.
The Parade theme has officially been announced as “Queer’d Science”. I was immediately propelled back to the 80s and the brilliant teen film “Weird Science”, but it wasn’t until I did a little more reading that it’s actually a nod to the science pioneer and constant presence in Sackville Park, Alan Turing. This year marks a century since he was born and the theme is brilliantly pitched to celebrate a true Manchester legend that faced prejudice because of his homosexuality despite him being one of the most important code breakers during war time. This year’s scientific theme will be really fun – I’m thinking mad scientists, labs, smoke, bubbling test tubes, Doc Emmett Brown, Frankenstein….you get the drift!!
The Lifestyle Expo area will also return during the Big Weekend. The Expo is a great part of the festival and gives exposure to groups about health, welfare, community groups, legal advice and sporting clubs amongst other things. It is well worth a visit!
If you want to be a part of the Parade or the Lifestyle Expo, then applications can be made in the “Get Involved” section on www.manchesterpride.com
Manchester Pride 2012 will officially be launched at the end of this month and general tickets will go on sale from 1st May. I think it is great news that prices for this year’s Big Weekend have been frozen too. If you can’t wait until then to buy your tickets and fancy splashing out on Platinum Passes, then these are now available to buy. Remember that numbers are limited for these tickets. They can be ordered via “Get Involved” section of the website which also has full details of what VIPs can expect.
Speaking of getting involved – if you fancy contributing to the blog, then you can drop Pride HQ a line here:
Finally there will be a call for volunteers in May. Last year was the first time I was a volunteer for Manchester Pride and honestly, it was brilliant. I met some great people and I had a different experience of the Big Weekend. Look out for more details coming soon on the Facebook page or on Twitter @ManchesterPride.
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