Canal St Manchester
Spectrum finished and now available
an anthology of stories set around the village
LGBT Centre are now running an exciting programme of activities online to engage people from all across Manchester and further afield
More Gay Village co-operation highlighting mental awareness
Several village venues and entertainers are coming together to raise awareness and funds for MIND.
Les Flicks for LBQ fans
LesFlicks promotes films that show women loving women on screen
Superbia spotlight series
LGBTQ+ Charity Launches Programme Of Original Commissions To Support Marginalised LGBTQ+ Artists and Communities.
Missing our Canal Street?
We have asked our friends for any images and videos taken during lockdown of our beloved Gay Village.
Bar Pop re-launch Sunday Lunch menu service
Bar Pop launch their Sunday Lunch takeaway service
Manchester Pride 2020 is Cancelled
MANCHESTER PRIDE FESTIVAL POSTPONED TO 2021. Read reactions here
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Canal St and the Gay Village
Welcome to the World Famous Canal Street Manchester, home of the original 'Queer as Folk'.
It is recognised as the UK's LGBT centre, outside of London. The Gay Village is home to many annual events, such as Sparkle the Trans Festival, the Bears Bash and The Skins Weekend. The regions thriving Lesbian community is also centred in the Gay Village, with established venues like Vanilla serving the Women's scene.
Manchester Pride, the UK's most successful Annual Pride event, with tens of thousands attending the celebrations. Manchester's LGBT Sports and social groups are a major feature of daily life regularly attracting visitors from all over the World. Non LGBT are also welcome. Respect should be shown at all times.
Canal St looks forward to welcoming you all!
Canal St VIP Card - Only £16 per year
With over 100 Exclusive Offers the Canal-St VIP Card is an essential bonus for your lifestyle whether you live in or are just visiting Manchester.
Your VIP Card delivers fantastic discounts and offers in over 100 venues in Manchester, LGBT venues, lifestyle, products and services.
Becoming a member of the Canal-St Card gives you the opportunity to live the lifestyle you love for less and potentially saving you hundreds of pounds for a whole year.
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YourMCR - Be Kind for Mind
Watch our latest edition of #Youmcr as Belinda chats with Bonnie Bon QuiQui and John Harvey from Eva about next weeks 'Be Kind' event.
This event will take place on Monday 25th May at 1pm on Facebook Live.
Canal St Reviews
The Unknown Island
The idiosyncrasies of this allegory were enough to keep me enthralled throughout
Review: The Past Keeps on Coming
This little gem could pass you by
Review: Circus of Books
Quirky, funny and truly original
The Tale of Little Bevan
The Tale of Little Bevan is a fully engaging and unpredictable story