Pride Month 🏳‍🌈

We are celebrating Pride Month all throughout June!

Pride Month kicks off in the UK on the 1st of June and is the biggest and most diverse celebration in the LGBTQ+ calendar. Pride celebrates the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) people as a social group and community. We are proud to support this community and always strive to make them feel welcome here at Printworks.

Printworks Heroes 🏅

We support all our staff members that are part of the LGTBQ+ community and are proud to offer a safe work environment to everyone at Printworks. We’ll be celebrating all the hard work that our heroes do to make this community feel welcome, both members and allies alike! We’ll be giving out some well-earned goodies to several nominated team members this month, including a £40 One4All gift card. Keep an eye out on our socials for staff reaction videos and reasons why this month’s Printworks Heroes were nominated by their fellow team members.

Let’s Celebrate! 🎉

Even though the Manchester Pride Festival isn’t until later on in the year (25th-28th August), Printworks are still celebrating pride month throughout June to show our support along with our venues…

Hard Rock Cafe are celebrating with new special edition Pride merch including rainbow guitar t-shirts and a Rainbow Pride Pin, available for a limited time only in the Rock Shop! The beautiful guitar pin has the full spectrum of the rainbow and would look amazing on your bag or jacket to show your support, celebrating All is One! You can show your pride this month (and every other month) by wearing  one of Hard Rock’s classic white tee with guitars in every colour to represent the pride flag.

Frankie & Benny’s are celebrating pride month with a weekend full of fun and colours! The weekend of 16th-18th June, all their team members, managers and all, will be dressing up in bright colours and rainbows complete with wristbands and stickers so that all customers know they welcome the LGBTQ+ community. They’ll also be raising money for MindOut, a mental health service run by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) people. They work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern. So keep an eye out for those donation boxes and you can help make a change towards a better all-inclusive Manchester!

Events 🎟️

What better way to welcome the community and celebrate all things pride than a whole host of events! We’ve got plenty of brunches for you to choose from with a wonderful selection of food offering and entertainment from renowned drag artists!

Chiquito are hosting a Bottomless Mexican Brunch for a one-off event, exclusive to Printworks! It’s going to be THE brunch event of the summer with tex-mex feasts, bottomless bevs and awesome drag artist entertainment – it’s gonna be a whole new MEX-perience!

Known for their fiery flavours and fiesta vibes, Chiquito is the place to go for that kick of Mexican that’s missing in our lives! They are going all out with their new brunch event in the hopes that it will be become a regular event throughout the summer too – so you can look forward to more Mexican mornings!

Chiquito’s New Brunch Event launches on Saturday 3rd June, open from 12pm and serving bottomless brunch till 2:30pm. Hosted by the one and only Tequila Thirst with special guests Lady Bushra and Coco Deville! 

Gimme gimme gimme a drink after midnight with Manchester’s first after hours bottomless brunch at Cargo! Some of us aren’t morning people so Cargo have delayed their brunch start time to midnight. Launching on the 1st july with the first theme being Mamma Mia. This event will be hosted inside the bunker at cargo where it will come to life with greek decor, abba tribute, a brunch host, mini games and photo ops. Now onto the bottomless! 1 unlimited hour of disco, cocktails and soft drinks! The bottomless hour starts from when the doors open with last entry at 11:30pm. The waiters will be serving a canape selection with a free glass of fizz on arrival. The resident dj will be spinning all your favourite movie classics, pop, indie & even commercial hits, so make sure you don’t miss out on the disco – flares & glitter encouraged! Book your ticket now, T&C’s apply.

Get out the glitter and sequins, Boom Battle Bar are celebrating Pride with a month of fabulous brunches hosted by some of the UK’s best drag queens!

The Big BOOM Pride Brunch features live entertainment from Drag Queens and an epic resident DJ spinning the tunes. As well as including 90 minutes of bottomless bangin’ drinks, we’re talking cocktails, fizz and draft beer & cider, and a street food feast!

Boom’s Pride Brunch not only tastes good, but it does good too! They have proudly partnered with the charity Stonewall this month. For every single Pride brunch booking throughout June, they’ll donate £5 to support Stonewall’s vital work with the LGBTQ+ community! Available every Saturday in June, book now for either the 2pm or 4pm sitting.

They are also introducing a limited edition cocktail – Pride Royale! For the month of June, the Pride cocktail made with Tanqueray will be served with a rainbow strip sweet and for every one sold during, they’ll donate another 50p to Stonewall!

Fancy a Pride Party? O’Neill’s is hosting a finale party at the very end of the month on Saturday 1st July to celebrate Pride! There’ll be games and cheesy songs from 1pm-1am, with James’ Drag Bingo and Play Your Cards Right. You can win anything from random prizes to a Bottomless Brunch for 2 worth £50!  You’ll even receive a prize just for turning up in fancy dress. Then it’s a proper Party from 5pm til late with a DJ playing all your favourite hits, all night long and a special guest appearance from Blondies D Luxs! See out the end of June in style and head to O’Neill’s Pride Day Party.

Films 🎬

Ever wondered what Pride looks like on the big screen? This. Exactly this. From fan favourites to award winners, Vue have got an iconic line-up this June. But that’s not all! They’ll also be taking donations for Stonewall at their concession stands and their payment provider Adyen will be DOUBLING anything you contribute! So check out these top-notch titles and get involved…

A multi-award-nominated true story with an all-star cast. It’s about a group of gay and lesbian activists who raise money to help families affected by the British miner’s strike in 1984. Starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, and Dominic West. If you’re not going to watch a film called Pride during Pride month, when else are you going to watch it?

The Best Picture winner at the 2017 Oscars and the film that changed the game for under-represented LGBTQIA+ stories. This coming-of-age drama takes us through the three defining chapters of a young black man’s life in Miami – and it hits so, so hard. With poignant storytelling, next-level performances and visuals to make you weep – how could anyone watch this just once?

Robin Williams and Nathan Lane deliver iconic comedy gold in this 1996 classic. They play a married gay couple who pretend to be straight so their son can introduce them to his financee’s right-wing parents. As you’d expect, chaos ensues! Never had the chance to catch this one on the big screen? Well now you can properly lol with a full audience.

Rooney Mara falls hopelessly in love with Cate Blanchett after clocking her in a 1950s department store. Can’t exactly blame her, can you? This multi-award-winning romance should be a Pride month staple. Forbidden love tales don’t get much classier and stylish than this. It may be set at Christmas, but who cares? We’d watch it all year round.

An instant hit when it was released in 2018, and still a massive fan favourite. A highschooler (yes, named Simon) contemplates coming out to his friends and family after falling for an anonymous classmate online. Overwhelming anxiety naturally follows… While offering a terrifying insight into the world of online paranoia and the fear of coming out, it’s somehow incredibly easygoing!

So head down to Printworks to show your support for the LGBTQ+ community!

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