pride-and-festivals

Go back to the 90s for Manchester Pride

2015-07-09
Raid your wardrobes and get ready to hark back to the decade of platform boots, high-waisted jeans and smiley face logos EVERYWHERE - the nineties are coming back for a day. As 2015 is the 25th anniversary of charity fundraising events celebrating LGBT life in Manchester, Manchester Pride is inviting Mancunians to celebrate by donning nineties dress and enjoying some classic tunes from the decade. English boy band Take That, circa 1992 On Friday 14 August, two weeks before the four-day Big Weekend, the charity is calling on business and employees to join a city-wide party, complete with fancy dress, Spotify playlists and a Boom-Box squad. Throughout the day, Manchester Pride will be running competitions on its social media channels, offering tickets for the Big Weekend, along with a variety of nineties-themed prizes. “The nineties played a pivotal role in the progression of LGBT life in the city, so to celebrate this we wanted to honour the decade with something fun whilst raising essential funds for our charity," said Mark Fletcher, Chief Executive of Manchester Pride. spice-girls-then “Whether you’re dressing up as the Teletubbies, digging out your old Tamagotchi or getting down to a bit of 90’s pop music, we want to see work places turn back the clocks to remember this defining decade. Funds raised will go directly to the various LGBT organisations that we support across Greater Manchester.” To find out more about the Manchester Pride Festival you can follow the charity on Twitter @manchesterpride or visit the website at manchesterpride.com. More Pride info: To book Exclusive Gay Travel packages visit Marriottweekends.co.uk/pride.