Events planned from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July, 2013 ... more details to follow
Welcome to Sparkle the National Transgender Celebration - a weekend festival held every July, in the Village area of Manchester. Sparkle is open to everyone who sees themselves as Transgender (and their friends and families) no matter if they be living full-time or just ‘dressing up’ for an occasional Saturday night out. We accept the differing aspirations and needs of the various people within our community, but invite all to come together and share our celebration. Every TG person has a place at Sparkle and a warm welcome is on offer to all!
Sparkle does cater for our female to male and drag king friends and this year we are making a special effort to be more inclusive by giving over a special segment of the Sparkle in the Park stage show to this side of the community.
Sparkle 2012 (our eighth) was another outstanding success, heralded by many as the “best yet” it was enjoyed by many people from right across the TG spectrum. The weather was dry for events in the park on Saturday afternoon, which considering the summer last year, was just amazing!
Miss Sparkle was back and congratulations go to Miss Sparkle 2012: Miss Kelly Newman (pictured left) from Sussex and Miss Golden Sparkle: Joy Fairchild from Devon. Thanks so much to all our sponsors, without whom there would be no Sparkle, to all the helpers, stewards, performers and everyone else who put in so much hard work. And most of all to all of those who attended and made the weekend such a great success … see you all again in July ...