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Pride in Trafford

  • Waterside 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Trafford, M33 7ZF (map)
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Pride in Trafford is a new initiative for 2019, a partnership between the Mayor of Trafford, Trafford Council and Waterside Arts. The collective have curated a series of events to celebrate and explore identity and LGBTQ+ life in Trafford, to coincide with IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.)  The activity will take place at Waterside in Sale; Trafford’s award-winning destination for performance, culture and events.


Inspired Artists Agency present:


Wednesday 15 May 2019, 19:30

Plus special guest Rachael Sage

In her much anticipated 2019 tour, Heather performs old tracks and fresh new material from her new album Hey Mayhem. It will be a performance with her full band, something Heather absolutely loves, and it really shows. Heather is always a very popular live act so grab a ticket while you can! 

Tickets: £22.50


Trans Creative, Waterside Arts & Creative Industries Trafford present:


Thursday 16 May 2019, 19:45

Breaking Ground returns for Pride in Trafford with guest curators Trans Creative at the helm. Expect a fabulous evening of fun, bold and exciting projects in development from a selection of trans and non-binary voices as they break ground on their latest projects. 

Tickets: £5


Waterside Arts present:


Friday 17 May 2019, 20:00

With MC Kerry Leigh

Bringing you the very best in alternative comedy, this triple-headliner comedy night features, Tom Allen, Bethany Black and Annette Fagon. 

Tom Allen is the sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley. He has a unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling. 

Bethany Black is decidedly dark and deliciously different. An evening with Bethany is a one way ticket to a world you never knew existed. 

Annette Fagon is a loud and engaging comic with bags of appealing confidence, talking about everything from her mental health to her anger management issues. 

Kerry Leigh (MC) is a warm, funny and refreshing host with acerbic wit and a beautifully sardonic edge.

Tickets: £15



Saturday 18 May 2019, 11:00–15:00

Come and meet some local exhibitors, community groups and charities and find out more about their work with the LGBTQ+ community. 

Plus rapid HIV Testing from BHA and the LGBT Foundation and free community arts workshop.

Free entry


Waterside Arts & Creative Industries Trafford present:


Saturday 18 May 2019, 12:00–14:00

Addressing the inequalities in representation for LGBTQ+ people of colour and queer characters in TV, film, theatre and radio.  An insightful panel discussion looking at how we best ensure positive representation, create interesting narratives and share those stories to effect change. 

Tickets: £5



Saturday 18 May 2019, 19:30

A cabaret collective and performance platform that exists to promote, celebrate and showcase performers of colour. Experience burlesque, circus, spoken word, live music, voguing, comedy and many other creative celebrations; The Cocoa Butter Club is a cabaret/theatre/show production like no other! 

Tickets: £10 (conc £8)



Youngr headlines special live performance to celebrate Pride in Trafford.

Saturday 18 May 2019, 20:00

Since breaking through last year with self-released debut single Out Of My System, the multi-talented musician has racked up over 34 million streams on Spotify, 26 million views on Facebook, 4 million views on YouTube, and sold-out tours across Europe and North America. His phenomenal live show has travelled to over 50 festivals including SXSW, Latitude, Ultra Music Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival and The Meadows Music & Arts Festival.

Prior to his first release, Youngr had initially begun to make a name for himself with his unique and remarkable one-take live videos and dancefloor friendly bootlegs, with his take on Sweet Disposition by Temper Trap going viral and racking up over 15 million views in the first two weeks.

Standing event

Tickets: £10 adv £13 on the door (+b/fees)


Raze Collective presents in partnership with Waterside Arts, Creative Industries Trafford and Contact:


Sunday 19 May 2019, 11:00–17:00

A professional development day for queer artists of all disciplines to skill-up, meet-up and Raze Up, led by leading queer artists including Bourgeois & Maurice, Cocoa Butter Club, Figs in Wigs, Milk Presents and more, giving you a helping hand in funding, marketing, contracts, producing and more. 

Tickets: £20 / £25 includes evening showcase



Sunday 19 May 2019, 17:30–18:30

Join Raze and other queer performers to hear and see award-winning queer artists and find out what’s going on in your city! 

Tickets: Free



Sunday 19 May 2019. 19:00

An evening with some of the UK’s newest, brightest and badass queer performers; including Lasana Shabazz, Clumsy Bodies, SamOne SamTwo & Erinn Dhesi. 

Expect lip syncs, comedy and dance that covers everything from dating techniques and representation of trans identities to migration and colonial ideas of beauty and racism. 

Tickets: £10