December 20, 2013, 10:30pm until VERY late, at The Star and Garter, 18-20 Fairfield Street, Manchester. Cross-dressing, alt-queer club kids, dressing up/dancing/showing off /drinking/mincing /wincing /hugging. Music provided by Bollox DJs and special guests throughout the night.
March 4-8, 2014, the Opera House. Global star, legendary entertainer, Barry Humphries' creations include iconic Australian housewife Dame Edna Everage and exuberant cultural attaché Sir Les Patterson. A final bow across the UK for one of the world's sharpest wits and finest comic talents; "a meditation on loss, gender, climate change, gay marriage and ethnicity."
May 2-5, 2014 The Great British Bear Bash returns with dance, sauna at The Basement Complex, and pool party at at Moss Side Pool; Friday, Saturday and Sunday Night Club Bears at The Birdcage, partying into the early hours. Host hotel Ibis Hotel on Portland Street.
August 15-25, 2014 (tentative dates). Tens of thousands descend on Manchester's Gay Village, celebrate climax of Manchester Pride ten-day festival. Saturday Parade, typically with over one hundred floats, lifestyle Expo, market stalls, food, performers, theatre, film, exhibitions, sports, bars & clubs events. See year-round events details, and 2013 media at website:
September 25 - October 6, 2014 (tentative dates). An urban food and drink festival, at no single location, but over much of the City Center and surrounding Greater Manchester district - program of events, both indoor and outdoor, include food stalls, open houses, beer fests, whiskey festival, live music, classic French gastro night, live cookery theater - and more
July 2-19, 2015, world‘s first festival, biannial, original, new work & special events. Wide-ranging original work: music, visual arts, theatre, dance, food; indoor & out; internationally-acclaimed artists & co-producers; established venues & public spaces.