#PrideInTheSky – Manchester Pride, 2015

In what seems to be becoming a tradition, I spent my bank holiday in Manchester, my old university town.

#PrideInTheSky, Manchester Pride 2015I was originally just planning to stay with friends after a day in Knutsford, but I couldn’t resist the offer when Thomas Cook Airlines offered me two tickets for Manchester Pride, as part of their #PrideInTheSky takeover. For someone who spent quite a few days hours of her student years on Canal Street with her closest friends, it was an offer that couldn’t be refused!

#PrideInTheSky, Manchester Pride 2015#PrideInTheSky, Manchester Pride 2015Having spent a lot of time in countries where, unfortunately, events like Pride can’t take place due to fear of violence, an event like the one I attended on Saturday seems even more poignant. Although in some aspects we as a society still have some way to go, Manchester Pride was really full of joy, and made me feel proud, too.

#PrideInTheSky, Manchester Pride 2015#PrideInTheSky, Manchester Pride 2015#PrideInTheSky, Manchester Pride 2015I spent most of my night out on the streets, and in the Gaydio Dance Arena and danced the night away – I had an absolute blast.

#PrideInTheSky, Manchester Pride 2015#PrideInTheSky, Manchester Pride 2015#PrideInTheSky, Manchester Pride 2015#PrideInTheSky, Manchester Pride 2015My only regret about the weekend was that I missed seeing Sir Ian McKellen in the parade – I was too busy drinking prosecco!

Many thanks to Thomas Cook Airlines for our fabulous tickets – I had a wonderful time!

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  • Emily_Jayne

    Looks like you had a brilliant time! I’ve only visited Manchester once but loved it!

    • It’s such a great night out! You definitely should again, I love it 🙂 xx

  • Frankie | TheMayfairy.com

    “too busy drinking prosecco” hey, that’s an important part of life. 😉

    • It is! I also think I should use it as an excuse for most things – totally understandable! x