Many of you will now have heard of what happened at Bangkok Bar and why we have had to move. If not, I’ve written a statement which you can read here.
We are very grateful to Alter Ego for welcoming us back. This means that our Pride celebration will go ahead. Doors open on Friday 26th August at 10pm. There are no tickets (because of the uncertainty of whether we would be able to go ahead) so please try to get there early. It would also be helpful if you could arrive in gear if possible as Alter Ego has a small cloakroom and we don’t want you to have to queue for too long. Lots of people go to The Eagle first, change and leave their gear there, then come on to Alter Ego.
Alert! will go ahead on 26th August as advertised, but in Alter Ego. Pride will go ahead. I will confirm other dates as soon as I can. I have not and will not be beaten.
Our next full club event will take place on the FRIDAY of the Pride weekendat Alter Ego. Doors open at 10pm and we will not be ticketing this event to some early as once the venue is full it will be a one-on-one-out door policy. We have more planned for Alter Ego than we’ve ever done there before and we will make the very best of the space, with a few new things up our sleeves!
You will also see we have and extra weekend scheduled for Pride this year so the diary so far looks like this:
Friday August 26th Pride Special 10pm - 4am
Saturday September 3rd ALERT! LITE 11pm - 4am
Saturday October 1st 11pm - 4am
FRIDAY November 4th 11pm - 4am Please note this is a FRIDAY not the usual Saturday
Saturday December 3rd 11pm - 4am
(Dates may be subject to change)
LGBT Foundation Play Packs now available at Alert!
LGBT Foundation in partnership with MAC Aids Fund have developed ‘Play Packs’ for guys who are either hosting or engaging in group sex activities or chemsex.
We are delighted that we are now able to offer these to Alert! customers. We will have them avaialble at Reception for you to take away with you. We will need to ask you to give us some basic demographic details simply for to meet the funding criteria but the packs are free.
Pre- and post-Alert! parties
Remember that The Eagle, Company Bar and the Rem are great places forl pre- and post-Alert! drinks. They are open until late and are still within very easy walking distance of Alert! And of course there is The Eagle’s remounted Sunday Service which brings some great acts and entertainment to the city so why not come to Sunday Cellar and then head to The Eagle?
Phones and Photos
Please respect the privacy of others and keep your mobile phone in your bag or pocket. Nobody wants to hear your conversation and there may be people there who don’t want to appear in your selfie. If you need to take a call please do so in Reception or outside the building. Thanks
Safer sex packs, condoms and lube are available at the venue and for you to take home. These are kindly provided to us by the LGBT Foundation, who also offer support and advice to gay people. They run special rapid HIV testing clinics and can provide counselling, advice and support to anyone with a positive diagnosis or who may be worried or have questions about safer sex. LGBT Foundation contact details are available here.
Representatives from LGBT Foundation will be at various Alert! events to offer special information sessions and to introduce you to their new Play Packs, developed specially for men who have sex with men who are either hosting or engaging in group sex activities or chemsex. The packs include lube, condoms, antibacterial wipes, gloves and so on. You can find out more at their Play packs website or of course at the March Alert!
We’ve added some new photos from Alert! in our gallery section. This batch is from Manchester Rubbermen Weekend in April 2016.
Alert! starts the Manchester Pride weekend at Alter Ego. Doors open at 10pm and we will not be ticketing this event to some early as once the venue is full it will be a one-on-one-out door policy. We have more planned for Alter Ego than we’ve ever done there before and we will make the very best of the space, with a few new things up our sleeves!