Our next normal monthly event at the start of July (2nd). The night promises all the usual Alert! fun. This month we will be joined by Manchester Gay Skinheads who celebrate their annual meeting over the weekend. You don’t have to be a skinhead and our full dress code remains in operation. You are welcome in rubber, leather, sports kit or just a jock! http://oi-manchester.co.uk/ gives you all the details for the range of events over the MGS weekend. We’ve supported MGS since its inception and look forward to welcoming skin guys from around the UK and further afield. You don’t have to have a shaved head and you don’t even have to be a skinhead to come along
Doors open at 10. We WILL open on Sunday afternoon in just the cellar from 1pm for Sunday Skin Cellar where again we welcome the skinheads but again, you don’t have to be a skin to attend as anyone is welcome – there is no dress code for the Sunday afternoon and we have a bar and cloakroom available to you.
You will also see we have and extra weekend scheduled for Pride this year so the diary so far looks like this:
(Dates may be subject to change)
We now have the VIP Cabin available for hire at all Alert! events. This is an ideal space if a group of you want to hire it to keep all your belongings together, rather than taking them to the cloakroom. Maybe you want to celebrate a birthday and you’d like to start the night with a few friends and a bottle of bubbly in your own private space? Even if you just somewhere to take your partner or that special new acquaintance for some intimate time alone, this is just what you need to make him feel special.
You will have your own key for the night so you can secure the room and there is even a pair of USB charging points for your phones (bring your own cables). We can arrange for champagne, wine, beer etc to be waiting for you on your arrival and you will receive a priority pass-through to The Cellar if it is an event where we are using the whole venue. Ask us at Reception for details or email email@example.com
By now many of you will have heard all sorts of rumours about Bangkok Bar. Some will be true, most probably will not but I want to reassure you all that Alert! will continue in the venue and we still have a home there. The venue is being taken over by new management and there will be some changes – improvements are planned to the sound, lighting and décor but these are being undertaken with Alert! in mind and will take time so please be understanding and patient.
From last week Bangkok Bar was rebranded under the new owners as HML, Hollywood Manhattan and Legends. There are plans in place to open the restaurant space as an all-day diner and to create a separate nightclub space at the rear of the venue. But none of this will stop our nights going ahead or will fundamentally impact the way we do things at Alert! You can rest assured that it is business as usual for us.
Whilst you may see some changes this weekend, they are mostly temporary or behind-the-scenes as there are plans to make some structural changes over the coming weeks and equipment has had to be moved around to accommodate that. I am involved in the planning and the monthly Alert! club nights as well as the events programmed at The Cellar, such as Red Alert! and Alert! Brief Encounter, will continue.
There may be some disruption while work is carried out but I want to reassure you all that Alert! events are still going ahead as advertised and we will still have a safe, welcoming, horny home. If you have any concerns or wonder if a piece of gossip is true, please ask me and I will do all I can to give you correct information. You can reach me on firstname.lastname@example.org or via the club Facebook group.
Sunday Cellar has been cancelled for a few weeks but will make a brief return for the skinhead weekend this Sunday but will drop off the calendar again after this weekend. We do plan to bring it back when the refurb is completed and when we can offer you something bigger and better than before.
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.
Check the Full gallery here for all of the images!
Thanks to RopeWolf Photography
Join us on Sunday afternoon (3rd July) for a chilled, fun party in The Cellar. Wear as much (or as little) as you want. Gear or not. The point is to enjoy yourself, relax and have a break from the stresses of the working week.
1pm – 6pm
Discount for Alert! Membership Card holders
Please note that all other Sunday Cellar events have been suspended as renovations take place in the venue. Please be patient – we will have them back as soon as possible, re-launched with some great new additions
Join us for our regular club night with all the usual Alert! fun. This month we will be joined by Manchester Gay Skinheads who celebrate their annual meeting over the weekend. You don’t have to be a skinhead and our full dress code remains in operation. You are welcome in rubber, leather, sports kit or just a jock!
About Manchester Gay Skins
Manchester Gay Skins is a non-political, non racist, not for profit group founded in 2005. After a lot of discussion Dave (aka Diggler) & Malc (aka Squaddie) and a few others, put a programme for the first weekend together. Sadly Malc, who was the driving force behind the weekend and other events like Barracks, passed away two months before the first weekend so Diggler roped in Terry (aka Gnasher) and the event continued in memory of Squaddie.
Since the first event we’ve welcomed Skins from across the UK, Europe, the USA and beyond. As the first event went well we continued and gradually developed the event. In 2007 started working with LGF and in 2008 switched from September to June in an attempt to avoid the Football and Conference Season when hotel rooms are hard to come by.
http://oi-manchester.co.uk/ gives you all the details for the range of events over the MGS weekend
Join us from 10pm for our regular monthly club night. The normal dress code will apply and we will have full access to The Cellar. Cloakroom and bar available.