An Evening Fit for a King at Manchester Pride Fringe


The world is familiar with Drag Queens; now let’s hear it for the Drag Kings! For one night only, as part of Manchester Pride Fringe, free Drag King workshop ‘Bend Your Gender’ is taking place at Via, Canal Street, from 7PM – 11PM on Tuesday 23 August.

The UK’s number one Drag King, Valentino King, is hosting a workshop that will give women from the LGBT community an opportunity to explore their masculinity and bend it a little. Following an introduction to the world of the Drag King, Valentino King will demonstrate and educate participants about his hints and tips on what you need to know to transform into a Drag King.

This entertaining evening is free of charge and all required materials will be provided for participants upon arrival; however, to complete their new alter-ego, it is advised that participants bring a change of clothing.

Jackie Crozier, festival director of Manchester Pride said: “This workshop is a fantastic chance for women in the LGBT community to learn more and explore their own masculine side, and also to experiment with creating their new alter-ego amongst friends. Everything they need to participate will be supplied on arrival and entry is free, making this fun and interactive event great value.”

Manchester Pride 2011 takes place from Friday 19 – Monday 29of August and tickets for the Big Weekend are now on sale. For more information see