Unique Pride in Manchester
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again; nowhere does things quite like Manchester. And the city’s annual Pride festival is certainly no exception. It’s big and bold, fun and flamboyant, bonding and bonkers. It’s utterly uniquely Manchester, bringing together a colourful collection of friends and families, young and old alike.
There really is no place like Manchester when it comes to fun and festivities and this year the annual Manchester Pride festival, which takes place every August bank holiday weekend, is set to be even bigger and better! 10,000 people will take part in the Pride parade on Saturday 24thAugust, and Pride Live, located at the Mayfield Depot, will see some of the biggest names taking to the stage including Ariana Grande, Cheryl and Emili Sande.
Of course, at this stage (pardon the pun) it would be remiss of us not to point out the Manchester Pride collection on our site, which, as you’d expect, is full of quirky, amusing and statement art.
Local artist Henry Martin, renowned for his stunning Northern Quarter paintings, has created a range of original prints taken from real life observations of the characters enjoying Manchester Pride, from the Colourful Couple (regulars to the event) to Police at Pride, the Dancing Woman and more.
Pride ceramic worker bee
The Bee Proud three-dimensional framed ceramic bee is a beautiful adornment for any wall, with its colourful rainbow body and simple statement.
Pride street sign art
If you’re looking for a real statement piece the stunning Canal Street Love for All street sign art is an eye-catching collector’s item – each one is hand made so no two will be the same. Truly unique.
And of course, let’s not forget the Salford Rum PRIDE collector’s edition spiced rum, with an added splash of rainbow on its exclusively designed map of Salford docks label created by local artist Dave Draws. You definitely won’t be able to stop at ‘just the one’!
So! Enjoy the festivities, have a browse through Uniquely Manchester, and treat yourself (or someone else!) to something that is uniquely Pride and uniquely Manchester.
If you want to check what’s happening over the bank holiday weekend visit www.manchesterpride.com
As the slogan says, Manchester really is a city to be proud in (and of!)