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Youth Pride MCR

Youth Pride MCR

Youth Pride MCR was first introduced to the Manchester Pride Festival calendar in 2019 to offer an experience tailored specifically to 14+ LGBTQ+ people and their friends. As the 2020 festival has been postponed, a virtual alternative festival has taken its place.

The online programme will include a day of Youth Pride MCR content curated by the charity’s team of young ambassadors who have been taking part in workshops since May 2020.

On Sunday 30 August there will be a day full of drag makeup tutorials provided by The Nightbus, vogue dance classes led by the incredible House of Ghetto, and a lip sync battle by drag artists Lill' Queen and Liquorice Black.

Additional content will be made available to Youth who register their details.



Darren Pritchard
Darren is a performer, choreographer, teacher, producer and director. He’s also a celebrated Vogue performer and the Mother of the House of Ghetto and House of Noir in Manchester.

The Night-bus
The Nightbus describes herself as Europe's Premier Bearded Muslim Drag Queen. The Nightbus is a visual artist and drag performer/DJ/megalomaniac, terrorising the arts and cabaret circuits across London, Europe and beyond.

Lill' Queen
Lill, also known as Lill Queen, is originally from between Manchester and Merseyside. But she made the move full time to Manchester back in 2009 and has been living there since. And Lill is so much a part of the Manchester club and drag scene, she is even responsible for popularising #ManchesterQueens on Instagram!

Liquorice Black

Family Gorgeous “Drag daughter” Liquorice Black’s persona is like a 1920s silent film star mixed with Morticia Addams and Elvira, Liquorice is one the stars of TV's Drag SOS.


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