Manchester Pride to Sponsor La Gayola Spiegeltent at Queer Up North

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Manchester Pride will sponsor the world famous La Gayola Spiegeltent at this year’s Queer Up North festival in May.

La Gayola Spiegeltent, a unique ‘tent of mirrors’, is a beautiful hand-hewn pavilion built of wood, mirrors, leaded glass and velvet. It is one of only a handful left in the world today – having been used as a travelling dance hall and entertainment venue since the early 20th century.

After a hugely successful debut in 2009, La Gayola Spiegeltent will showcase a glorious line-up of cabaret, burlesque and music. The full Queer Up North programme will be announced later this month. For more information: www.queerupnorth.com

Jackie Crozier, festival director of Manchester Pride, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome back, and support La Gayola Spiegeltent at 2010’s Queer Up North. Every year we really look forward to QUN’s diverse programme of performance, culture and arts, and I for one cannot wait to see La Gayola open her doors for some outrageous cabaret and world-class music.”

Queer Up North is Manchester’s international queer festival. It takes place on 18th – 31st May 2010, Sackville Street, Manchester. Manchester Pride is Manchester’s annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) festival. This year’s event takes place from Friday 20th – Monday 30th August. For more information, visit: www.manchesterpride.com

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