The Superbia Weekend

The Superbia Weekend

26 Aug - 28 Aug

Superbia is proud to present 3 days of free LGBT events to coincide with Manchester Pride's Big Weekend, taking place at 70 Oxford Street in Manchester city centre, part of the MMU campus. All of our events are free entry and the venue is accessible, family-friendly, alcohol free, and open all weekend. We encourage people to drop by and visit the space, have a cup of tea or a 'mocktail' in the cafe, watch a film, buy a book, meet friends and enjoy some of our specially curated programme of events, below.


6pm–10pm: The Superbia Weekend Launch: With welcome speeches, live music from The Sunday Boys and Husk, and a one-hour cinema screening of specially-selected LGBT short films presented by Queer Media.


11am: Pre-Pride-Parade Meet-Up: The café is open to the public providing a perfect location to meet up ready for the Pride Parade. Swing by, grab a coffee and check out our weekend programme of events.

2pm: Post-Pride-Parade Arty Party!: After the Parade is over we invite everyone to keep hold of their flags, banners, ribbons, flyers and whistles and join artist Nicola Dale for a group project to help turn your Parade souvenirs into a giant work of art. All ages are welcome to take part!

4pm: 'Gregory Woods: Homintern': Renowned poet, academic and author, Gregory Woods is in conversation with Dr Andrew Moor of MMU discussing his poetry and his new book 'Homintern: How Gay Culture Liberated the Modern World'.

5.30pm: Panel event: ‘Islam, Gender and Sexuality’: Academic Leyla Jagiella and Samia Rahman of the Muslim Institute discuss LGBT issues from a Muslim perspective.

7pm: Film screening: Oriented: Documentary on the lives of three gay Palestinian best friends.

7–10pmSuperbia Cabaret!An evening of cabaret, open mic and comedy, starring Kate O’Donnell, the Addictive Comedy crew, and more!

8pm: Presentation: ‘Queer Noise: The hidden history of LGBT music in Manchester’: Curator Abigail Ward takes us on a journey through Manchester’s nightlife past.



12pm: Panel event: ‘LGBT people, recovery and sobriety’: LGBT artists, recovery activists and community members discuss their work and experiences with sobriety and recovery.

2pm: Panel event: ‘Communities and Charities’: Manchester community and support groups discuss their work, aims and campaigns, including representatives from TransBareAll, BiPhoria and Rainbow Noir.

4pm: Presentation: ‘OUT! Manchester Pride’s LGBT history website’: Curator Abigail Ward explores this amazing new digital resource from Manchester Pride for LGBT Manchester history.