We would like to thank everyone who made this year’s Manchester Rubbermen weekend such a success and great fun to run. Thanks to everyone who helped (the unsung heroes who help with the boring stuff like setting up and de-rigging as well as the people you see on the night managing the door, handing out shots, staffing Reception and banding people).
Thanks too go to our DJ, Pete ‘Freerunner’ Simpson who kept you dancing right to the end. We had some great feedback about the music and Pete recorded part of his set which is available for you to stream or download from our website.
We can’t wait for next year which promises to be bigger and better than ever. We have some great plans for the future!
Our June date falls on Saturday 3rd when we welcome back Pete ‘Freerunner’ Simpson as DJ and promise all the usual Alert! fun.
Thinking ahead, Manchester Pride isn’t too far away and we will be announcing details of that shortly as well as ticket arrangements and so so. I know you need notice to be able to book hotels and the date of FRIDAY 25th August is confirmed so put that in your diaries!
Those of you who know the history of Alert! (or were even there at the time) will know that we started off in a now demolished nighclub called Legends. The owners, Julian and Jorge welcomed us when no other venue in the city wanted a fetish night. They helped us grow Alert! into the night it has become and provided a safe haven for everyone who at the time was outcast from the Village. Without their support we would not be here now and neither would many of the niche events that survive and thrive today. In fact the whole fetish scene in Manchester may have never got off the ground. So I was personally devastated to hear that Julian passed away earlier this week. I am sure many of you would join with me in sending deepest sympathies to Jorge and to Juian’s family. I thought it might be a nice idea to share some of our memories with Jorge and so I’ve created a form where you can do just that. I know it would mean a lot to Jorge to know we are all thinking about him and remembering Julian as a driving force behind our acceptance, freedom and fun. Leave your memories and messages here and I will pass them on.
At the moment the Phase2 team are waiting to hear back from the building owner to see if our offer has been accepted, but if not there is a plan B which is already under investigation.
If you want to know more, feel you can help with some of the practical tasks, know investors or can help in any way, please email us at email@example.com
Saturday June 3rd 10pm - 3:30am
Saturday July 1 10pm - 3:30am
Saturday August 5th 10pm - 3:30am
Friday August 25th - Manchester PRIDE 10pm - 4:00am
Saturday September 1st Alert! LITE 10pm - 3:30am
(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 for 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
During the course of the night we may take photographs for use on our website or in other promotional material such as on the screens at the event or on Facebook. We sometimes invite photographers to take pictures at our events and by entering the venue you are agreeing to have your image taken, recorded, stored and reproduced – if this is a problem please tell us at Reception and we will try to ensure the photographer knows to keep you out of shot. We endeavour to ask before we take anyone’s photo and the photographer is always very visible but if we publish a picture of you which you would like us to remove please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or queries please e-mail email@example.com
We’ve added some new photos from Alert! in our gallery section. This batch is from Manchester Rubbermen Weekend in April 2016.