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Issue 57 21st January 2010

Your Pocket Guide to What’s Hot in Gay Manchester


Issue 57 21st January 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! Ok so as were just about recovering from the festive break, and the post christmas depression kicks in as we start the new year with the worst weather in almost 30yrs and the prospect of the next pay day being way too far away to even think about. Could things possibly get any worse?? Unfortunately the answer is a resounding yes, with the shock announcement of the immediate closure of Essential Nightclub things will never quite be the same again!!

I’m sure whatever happens the respective teams at the other clubs in and around the village will all be trying their best to coax the recently orphaned Essential die hard faithful into their venues at the weekends so i guess its gonna be an interesting few months ahead.

Regardless of what happens with the former Essential site plans are forging ahead for the redevelopment of a brand new super club called “oxygen” in the As Hot Village went to press there old Risa building above view bar was still some uncertainty s to the with a rumoured investment of exact future of the venue but it is £5 million its gonna be unlike likely to reopen at some point in anything the village has ever seen the not too distant future under before. At a recent consultation new ownership and with a brand meeting the developers presented new identity rumours are rife of a some very impressive plans and big name on the London Company answered questions from residents clubbing scene being the new and other interested parties and owners so hopefully something confirmed that it is their intention fantastic will come out of what to be open in the autumn. We will bring you more information as it seems like such tragic news?? becomes available.


Anyway enough talk of the future, lets look to the present, were a good half way through winter now and with Valentines day just around the corner it wont be long before the daffodils are peeping through and we start to get that first sense of spring lets hope we get a nice early one this year?? Speaking of Valentines day it falls on a sunday this year so you have no excuse not to book a table at your favourite village restaurant and have yourself a lovely romantic night out with your loved one,or if your single why not just go halves with a mate and book a table anyway its gotta beat stayin at home gettin depressed about being single!!

Cover Image: Magnus Hastings for Gaydar.co.uk Editor: Frank Quinn Contributors: Gareth Williams, Photography: Sam Milford, Paul Mcavoy (The Gay Village Online) & Gareth Williams. Hot Village, 60 Port Street, Manchester M1 2EQ Web: www.hotvillage.co.uk Email: editor@hotvillage.co.uk Advertising: 0161 235 7271

Right thats enough of my rambling on!! Hope you enjoy this months Hot Village.

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Ta Ra 4 now!! Frank xxx

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NEWS... Essential Closed... I’M A HOMOSEXUAL GET Manchester’s gay clubbers ME OUT OF HERE... are reeling from the shock For anyone who has ever watched the show and the BushTucker Trials and thought “oh I could do that”, then now is your chance.

announcement that Essential has closed suddenly after 10 years. News of the clubs closure quickly swept through the gay community and fans of Essential quickly set up AXM is going all Jungle Fever for a Facebook group calling for the the last weekend in January with club to reopen. As a result of the full venue decoration, special response to the closure it is now offers and prizes and some pretty likely that the club will reopen for interesting BushTucker Trials of one last farewell party as a thank their own for “I’m a Homosexual, you to all of the loyal Essential die hard faithful who have supported Get Me Out Of Here!” the club over the last 10 years. Eating baked tarantulas and www.essentialmanchester.com chocolate covered giant ants! Drinking milkshakes made from Feel the future...Bum the liver, and getting gunged in the past...Here comes 2010 specially made stocks are just part HomoElectric shall sashay into a of the wicked and nasty things new decade on the first Friday of February. they have planned. As ever they will be taking over To enter into the ‘fun’ you just need the basements of the Legends to be there, or maybe you just nightclub complex with many want to watch them squirm and rooms of music, mayhem & throw up (normal Village Weekend mischievousness. In the Piano Bar there then). Personally I think i’ll a selection of local heroes will pop in to drool over the bar staff play their desert island discs from in their jungle outfits of loin cloths one deck. Joining their excellent residents Will Tramp! & Jamie Bull and combat hotpants! Event runs Friday 29th January to will be the following musicical maestros, DUKE DUMONT & DISCO Sunday 31st. BLOODBATH.


MANCHESTER PRIDE COMMUNITY EVENTS FUND OPENS FOR APPLICATIONS

Manchester Pride is inviting local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organisations, promoters and individuals to apply for grants of up to £500 from the Community Events fund to form part of this year’s Pride events programme.

We’re always looking for new and innovative projects and this year we hope to see a variety of events from arts and cultural activities to campaigning and political debate. It’s also great to get the chance to support individuals and organisations and help ensure their event is a success.”

The Community Event Fund can be used for the following: Planned events must take place between Friday 20th Artists, performers or speakers Thursday 26th August 2010. Each fees application will be assessed by Travel for artists and performers a panel of assessors made up of Marketing representatives from Manchester Technical equipment hire Pride. Venue hire Materials The closing date for applications is Monday 8 March 2010. Applications Jackie Crozier, festival manager should be sent to: Manchester of Manchester Pride, said Pride Community Events Fund, “Following last year’s success Manchester Pride, The Department we are absolutely delighted to Store, 5 Oak Street, Northern continue the grant scheme in 2010. Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JD.


Airkix Indoor Skydiving

Fast becoming Manchester’s adventure capital, Air Kix has just opened up next to Chill Factore over by The Trafford Centre. Indoor skydiving sounds like an impossible concept but believe it, you can freefall inside! It’s a state of the art, £4.5 million, 14ft diameter, 1600 HP wind tunnel. It blasts 1.7 million cubic feet of air every minute through the tunnel suspending flyers in the air and emulating the effects of freefalling. Its adrenalin packed and really hard work as you have to work with the pressure to keep your body in a neutral position to stay floating. It’s all about tiny movements such as turning your head left or right to create different freefalling effects. It’s a skills based activity so

completely rewarding and you can fine tune your efforts with each visit and what’s more, you even get a DVD to take home with you to show off to friends and family. Airkix means that sky diving isn’t weather dependent and much easier and cheaper that throwing yourself out of a plane! Prices start at £29.99 for a Kix Start where you learn the basics and then it’s up to you to get up to scratch and become and Pro-flyer. www.airkix.com If you fancy having a go at AirKix then Large Outdoors will be hosting a group outing their on Monday 22nd February. Visit: www.largeoutdoors.com for more information


The next work to feature on the walls of Taurus on Canal Street is a collection of photographs by south Manchester based Sue Langford, which will be displayed throughout January. Sue is showing a selection of images from 2009: Ibiza, Wales and Italy all feature; the Umbrian landscapes were taken on an olive-picking holiday with British Trust for Conservation Volunteers in November. At about a metre wide, the larger of the two was taken from the olive groves at Villa Pianciani near Spoleto.

While landscapes are a bit of a regular feature, Sue is quite relaxed about her subject matter: she says “I very rarely go out to take a photograph. I tend to just go for a walk and take my camera with me in case I see something while I’m out. I often do!” The results tend to be quite striking and often feature a stunning blue sky: if that’s not something to go and look at in January, I don’t know what is! All of the images are for sale with a limited print run. To contact Sue, email her at: suelangford65@hotmail.com


99 PRIZES AND A PORN STAR UP FOR GRABS WITH GAYDAR... Gaydar, the world’s busiest gay hook-up site knows that love doesn’t come easy (or cheap). So this Valentine’s Day as credit card bills from Christmas are due and the misery of January mounts, Gaydar has the perfect solution – one hundred prizes to make Valentine’s Day x-rated rather than overrated! Gaydar.co.uk is turning up the heat and giving members and guests the chance to win 1 of 100 x-rated gifts including an all expenses paid dinner date with a Eurocreme model in London’s West End. Other prizes including Fleshjacks - the latest in must have personal sex toys, Eurocreme DVDs, Gaydar membership upgrades and every gay man’s best friend... lube! All Gaydar members and guests who log into Gaydar or GaydarMobile on Thursday 11th February 2010 between the hours of 8pm-10pm (GMT) will automatically be entered into the giveaway. Winners are selected randomly by an automated system and notified the following day by online message.

Village Drinks are teaming up with Manchester Pride to host a truly special charity evening at a truly unique venue: Cloud 23! The event will be be joined by patrons of Manchester Pride, with guest-speaker, John Amaechi. Guests will be greeted on arrival with a welcome glass of Champagne Bellini. With the backing of Manchester Pride this provides a fantastic opportunity for gay professionals to meet and socialize in a truly unique setting. A donation from the proceeds will go to Manchester Pride. To Register for this event please go to: www.villagedrinks.co.uk/ gay_events_171.htm


PRIDE GAMES DINNER...

This years fabulous Pride Games Dinner is on Thursday February 18th at the Ramada Jarvis Piccadilly Hotel. The Dinner is an evening of good food, great entertainment and friends, which attracts more than 280 people from Manchesterís LGBT sports and business communities.

female), Coach of the Year, Club of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Community Investor of the Year. The Community Investor award has been established to recognise the support given to LGBT sports groups by local businesses.

The winners in each category will receive a prize of £100 towards a The 2010 event will also see sports club and a trophy presented the presentation of the Pride at the Pride Games Dinner. Tickets Games LGBT Community Sports for the Dinner range in price from Awards. There are six categories; £25 - £45. For tickets: Sports Achiever of the Year (male & Trevor@pridesports.org


Eden

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Brazil House, Canal St, Hot Village Rating: 6.5/10

Food Reviews:

Eden is accessed by its own walkway across the Canal making this venue a firm favourite in the summer months. With its tables on the bridge, which catch the sun all day long and its own barge moored alongside, and offers the opportunity for alfresco dining. In the cold dark winter months the venue takes on a warm, welcoming, cosy feel with big comfy leather sofas to chill out on. Relaxing, ambient, mood lighting and candles help you to unwind after a long day.

As with our review in last months Hot Village we dined early on a Monday evening, the restaurant wasn’t particularly busy which was surprising, especially with the earlybird specials offer displayed prominantly outside on Canal St. We opted to choose the advertised deal of a starter, main and a glass of house wine for £12.95, available daily from 4 to 7pm. I decided to try the Green Tea infused Asia Scallops served with a crisp asian salad drizzled with corriander oil and Gareth chose the Deli Sausage


Trio of German Sausage, spicy peperal and garlic sausage tossed in a classic Lyonaisse salad. I have to say my scallops were extremely well presented with each one served in its own individual clam shell and accompanied with an unusual grated salad which was very tasty indeed. The scallops were extremely thick and meaty and cooked to perfection. My knife cut through them like it was butter and they really did melt in my mouth. My only criticism would be that if i had paid the full

menu price of ÂŁ6.45 I would have been a little disappointed at the size of the portion. Gareth was a little unsure about his choice when it arrived as it was a mixture of hot and cold meats served together topped off with a poached egg. However, he was soon left staring at an empty plate. For curiosities sake we also sampled a small bowl of the soup of the day which came highly recommended and was a lovely rich, creamy Leek and Butternut Squash.


It came in an almost pureed consistency which was very hearty and filling without being too rich or heavy. Definately a good choice for a cold winters evening. For mains I couldn’t resist the recent addition to the new winter menu of Traditional Steak And Ale Pie which came in its own individual bowl topped off with a huge flakey pastry lid. The portion size was just right and the filling was tasty and rich with huge chunks of succculent steak that simply dissolved in your mouth and came with a bit of a surprising after kick, possibly an over generous dash of Lea and Perrins? The pastry lid was flakey and light not the usual stodgy rubbish you usually find sinking into the body

of the pie. This one sat tall and proud, demanding to be admired. Gareth decided to try out a selection of Tapas, eventually choosing Spanish Chorizo, Serrano Ham stuffed Piquillo peppers,Sizzling King Prawns with Ginger and Spring Onion and potato skins with Bacon and Cheddar. Unfortunately due to an omission on the menu we weren’t made aware that the Chorizo came as a mixed dish with a generous serving of Mussels which is not everyones cup of tea and certainly not Gareth’s so this dish was sadly returned to the kitchen. In its defence however, it did look extremley nice and I’m sure all you mussel lovers out there would


have been suitably impressed. The stuffed peppers were something of a let down it has to be said particularly as they seemed to be coated in a layer of grease. Fortunately, the King Prawns were a magnificent triumph served on a sizzling skillet. Three of the biggest prawns I have ever seen came to the table resting on a bed of chopped onion and ginger which were very succulent indeed and as equally tasty. The loaded potato skins were more like a baked potato cut in half. Definately not for the feint hearted this dish was a meal in itself, you could almost feel your arteries crying for mercy. At this point we were both more than adequately full and could gladly have asked for our bill,

unfortunately our waiter was having non of it and insisted we took a look at the dessert menu. We were helples, and after considerable deliberation we eventually decided on the Scicilian Lemon Drizzle cake and a portion of the Rich Chocolate Torte both served with fresh cream and ice cream. At this point I was all too aware that we had just been to the gym in the building next door to take photos of Neil, the personal trainer who has written our fitness article in this months issue. Oh the irony eh? Without any doubt the desserts were a tremendous success both in terms of presentation and in taste, they were so good in fact that Gareth never got a looking in and a scoffed them both with very little fuss and somewhat worryingly I was very soon left staring at two empty plates which is pretty much all you need to know folks. Kinda speaks for itself really and with both desserts priced at ÂŁ4.45 the overall price for three courses and a glass of wine came in at just under ÂŁ17.50 which has got to be one of the best deals around at the minute.


Farewell to Essential... Here are just a small selection of the Essential photo archive to be found on REALManchester.com so check yourself out and remember you can link them straight into Facebook.


Village Bargains... Ok so with Christmas now just a rapidly fading memory and only the dreaded credit card bill looming on the horizonHot Village thought we would give you a round up of all the fantastic drinks offers and promos currently running in your favourite Village venues. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at whats available and its definately easy to have a great night out in The Village even if you are on a budget.

CRUNCH - Check out the 100 points back daily menu deals for people with membership cards Get your card from the bar for just £5 then receive 100 points back equivalent to a £1 discount on a range of daily special offers CRUZ 101 - Selected VS bottles £1.90 / bottled carlsberg £1.90 /Double smirbull £4.20 Selected premium doubles n postmix £3.80

AXM - B.O.G.O.F on all drinks Till 1AM every nite / VHF 3 for £5 all EDEN - Carlsberg/john smiths nite sun to thurs £2 pint / selected bottles £2 inc smirnoff ice house wine £6 2 BAA BAR - Weekday Offers cocktails for £7 12 noon till 8pm shooters £1 /bottles £1.50/ bottle & shooter £2 MANTO - Double smirnoff vodka redbull £3.50 / bottle of becks or CHURCHILLS - £2.50 drinks offers pint of export £2 cocktail pitcher 8pm till 2am mondays. Happy £7.95 double up on all premium hour house doubles £3. Cocktails spirits for £1 extra. Thurs after 8pm £3.95 house wine £6.95 fosters/ selected drinks only 90p john smiths £2.75 pint. NAPOLEONS - Bucket deals £11 COYOTES - 2 drinks for £5 at all for 5 bottles (WKD red/irn bru/ times (even sat nights). budweiser) WKD Core/Becks £2 VHF £1.90 / SOURZ shots £1.90


NEW YORK NEW YORK - 10 shots for £5 / sambuca shot £1 / 2:4:1 cocktails VHF £2.50 (tues £2) Mon to thurs House vodka/splash £2 THOMPSONS ARMS - Daily Happy Hour 2pm till 8pm(till close tues/ PARLOUR - Free shot with any wed) selected premium doubles bottled beer /house wine £6.99 / £3 selected alcopops £1.50 double up on any spirit 4 £1xtra b.o.g.o.f on selected alcopops VANILLA - Selected bottled beers £2 /VHF £2 / bottled bud and QUEER - VHF £1.50/ bottles selected shooter £3. Double vodka carlsberg £1.50 (Mondays only 2 energy £3 cocktails for £5) VELVET - Beer Buckets £9.95 / REMBRANDT - Pie and a pint £4 Promo wine £6.95 / mon to fri 4till7pm cocktails £3.95 SPIRIT - All day sun to thurs/till 7pm fri/sat House wine £4.95 VIA - Daily Happy Hour 4 till 8pm selected alcopops £1.50 promo Selected pints and bottles £2 / 2 pints from £1.85 selected branded cocktails for £6.50. Double vodka doubles n splash from £2.50 relentless £3.50 / House wine £6 double vodka kick energy £2.50 VIEW - Sun to Thurs and till 8pm TAURUS - Cocktail Happy Hour fri/sat Fosters/Strongbow £1.85 4pm till 7pm daily all cocktails pint / VK Flavours £1.85. Premium £3.50/ House wine £6 selected Doubles with MIxer £2.85 / House premium doubles £3.50 Wine £4.95


Nik Denton Dance Trap Welcome to my new monthly dance music review page here in Hot Village. Each month I’ll be revealing the new tracks and remixes that are or soon will be pounding club-land.

The deadly production duo Max Sanna & Steve Pitron have also been peak-timing it and this time with Paul Harris v Eurythmics “I want u”. Out in March on CR2 this will be all over the radio and clubs like a rash – you have been This month I start with a look at warned. It’s gayer than Bet Lynch the very talented and sometimes riding a pink pony all the way to controversial Lady Gaga. Love her poptastic! or hate her you can’t deny 2009 was the year of the Gaga and if her Massive for me and out on Clubstar January 2010 chart topper “Bad soon is “Nah Nah Nah”. Clubstar Romance” is anything to go by this drop bombs every now and then Lady is going to be dominating and this is of the atomic variety. the floors throughout 2010 as well. The Dub mix tickles my fancy. Many remixes of Bad Romance Check it out for pure dance style have surfaced and aired but brand enjoyment. new is the Peter Rauhofer Remix. With previous remixes under Also massive for me is Mekki Martin his belt for the likes of Whitney, “This Feeling”. One of my favourite Britney, Madonna and many other all time producers gets his hands pop & dance idols you just know dirty on remix duty. Denis the what you are going to get with the menace kills it and gives this track Rauhofer touch. It’s a bad boy but the credibility it deserves. A strong good for those camper peak time release description would be an moments… unforgettable understatement. And if peak time hands in the air ‘house’ grabs you by the golden Label Dirty Ghetto Princess kicks balls you may also want to check down the door to 2010 with label out the Wawa remix of “Play boss Paul King’s very own “All the Together” by Chewy Lips. This is way”. The Dancefloor Whores show something you’re likely to hear up on this release for a remix that peak time @ Federation. I can’t stop playing. The whores


also appear on Toolbox House this month with “Summer Rain”. Both productions are well worth a look if you like the Dancefloor Whores and the sound they rule to perfection. The Lucid anthem “I can’t help myself” gets a remaking for 2010 and is heading for release on Missspelt records but is this time stamped and written by Vegas Baby featuring the vocal of Katy Tizzard. This is a brilliant vocal that will have many of you dancing and remembering when you last danced to it back at the start of the century. For a more contemporary version I recommend you head straight to the Ingo & Hadessi Remix… This gets the thumbs up from me and is already blasting out of the speakers at Freakshow and beyond. Final mention this month goes to local Manchester producer Danny Owen. If you want it funky and miss it that way his remix of Bassmonkeys & Soulshaker “Bad 4 my health” will win you over guaranteed. They don’t make many like this anymore but bloody well should.

That’s it… until next month of course. Over and out…. Nik x CATCH NIK @ FREAKSHOW (NO.1 CLUB) & ORGANIC (AUDIO ABOVE SPIRIT) THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY


The Gym Bit.

To start toning up, you need to give your metabolism a good kick up the rear. This usually involves some hard work on your part, whether it’s lifting weights, or Neil Smith, Personal Trainer, caning the cardio. Whether you’re gives you the Goss’ on how to get an old pro on the treadmill, or new back into shape after your Xmas to using it, here’s a routine that anyone can do to torch body fat excesses... and build lower body strength, Alreet lads and lasses! The most power and mass. Sprinting or hard common question I get asked running uphill requires greater at this time of year is ‘how can I force due to increased demand get rid of these muffin tops that I and stronger contractions in the put on over Christmas?!’ It is a lot glutes and quads means stronger easier putting the extra poundage and larger muscles. It also requires on, than it is taking it off, but that more fuel which means more body doesn’t mean it can’t be done. fat is burnt away during training. Don’t go thinking that you have to do a 1000 sit-ups and starve Beginners may need to alternate yourself to death. With the right between walking and running, training, and the right diet, you’ll rather than running and sprinting. be ripped up in no time. Yep, Walk when you need the rest, then it’s a lot of hard work but you’re run or sprint when you’re ready. not going to let that put you off are you? To help you get back in The workout: Start with the warmshape, I’m going to share a few of up and then move directly into the my secrets with you... oh and by first active rest phase. The added the way, you tell anyone? I’ll will challenge of working at an incline hunt you down and make you do makes 80-second rest period a must. those 1000 sit-ups ;-)


FIT AS FUCK... Warm-up: 5 minutes of walking 5-6 k/mh at 0 incline. Active rest phase: 5-6k/mh for 80 seconds at 3 incline between each working phase. Work phase: 10-12 k/mh for 20 seconds at a 3 incline. Work:rest ratio: 1:4 (20 seconds:80 seconds) Total sets & duration: 10 sets (100 seconds each) for a total of 16 mins and 40 seconds (excluding warm-up and cool-down). Increase more sets once you have achieved the goal of 10 sets. Cool-down: 5 minutes at 5-6 k/mh at 0 incline Extra tip… “Whenever possible keep your hands off the handles/railings for maximum benefit whilst walking, running and sprinting. This may be a tough habit to break but there’s no better time to try it than now!” Doing cardio on an empty stomach (that doesn’t include the 5-10grams of whey protein you should take in immediately beforehand) is great for fat-burning – especially first thing in the morning, before you eat breakfast. When there’s a lack of carbs in the body insulin levels

remain low, which maximises the release of fat-burning hormones. When you wake up in the morning, your carb levels will probably be at their lowest of the day, setting the stage for a fat-shredding cardio session. I wouldn’t recommend training on an empty stomach if you plan to lifts weights though, stick to cardio. There are supplements out there that you can buy to increase your metabolism so that you burn as much fat as possible while you’re training, but did you know that having a cup of coffee does a lot more than just perk you up; it’s also a fantastic natural fatburner! Research has shown that caffeine increases fat release from fat cells and promotes the body to burn stored fat for fuel during workouts. It also boosts muscle strength when taken one hour before training, and helps to prevent several diseases such as cardio-vascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Mint! Make sure that you add NO SUGAR, or any flavoured syrups, or whipped cream toppings (see there had to


FIT AS FUCK (cont)... be a catch somewhere!) You can also buy caffeine in tablet form. For fat loss aim to take 100-300mg every four hours, especially first thing in the morning, an hour before training, immediately after training, and somewhere else during the day. You can also try having an espresso half an hour to an hour before training…you will notice the difference I promise you! Remember, after all that running, you need to cool down and stretch properly. The right stretch at the right time can make all the difference to your training. The ‘reach-and-hold-for-20-seconds’ type of stretch, or static stretches, should be done at the end of your workout when the muscles are warmed up and less resistant to stretching. It’s also a great way to cool down. Dynamic stretches, which are stretches that involve speed of movement and are not held in position, are best done preworkout after your warm-up. Try doing some high kicks, arm circles, arm swings, walking lunges, and power skips.

The Food Bit.

When it comes to exercise, 60% of getting fantastic results is your diet. It’s just as hard making sure you’re eating the right things, and in the right amounts, than it is putting in the hours at the gym. So here are a few top tips... 1). Never skip breakfast! (more about that later) 2). Aim to cut out processed foods. They will tend to be ‘white’ (bread, potatoes, rice and pasta) and/or artificial looking. 3). Aim to eat wheat no more than once a day (remember wheat is not just bread but also includes most forms of pasta). 4). Avoid ‘fad’ diets that neglect any key food groups to achieve fast weight loss (which only tends to be muscle and water anyway!). 5). Keep your diet balanced and rich in nutrients and take regular exercise for permanent fat loss. 6). Your body is much more efficient when it is properly hydrated so aim to drink 2 ½ litres of water daily. 7). Eat fruit and veg of all different colours because they contain different phytochemicals.


8). Eat slowly, chew food thoroughly and try to be relaxed when eating. All of this will aid digestion. 9). Eat nuts and seeds as snacks. They contain essential fats and vital vitamins. 10). Eat foods from the legumes group (beans and pulses). They are an excellent source of vegetables, proteins and fibre. One of the biggest mistakes you can make, is skipping breakfast. It’s one of the most important meals of the day, and you shouldn’t skip it, whether you want to lose weight, or gain muscle. Possibly the best breakfast cereal you can have is porridge (or often called oatmeal). Oats are a slow release, low GI carbohydrate, which will provide sustained energy throughout the day. They’re also a great source of soluble fibre, B-vitamins and a

range of minerals. Alternatively you could try unsweetened muesli which is based on oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Other good cereals include Weetabix and Shredded Wheat, and a lot of the time, storeown brands can be a lot lower in sugar & salt than the more wellknown brands, so always check the label. Use either skimmed or soya milk and remember to have some fresh fruit, like a pink grapefruit, to help you top up the vitamins, and even help with fat-burning. So there you go, that should get you started. There’s tons more I could talk about, like resistance training (make sure you get at least two days of that a week!), but like everything in life, you shouldn’t give all your secrets away in one go..;-) See you next month x


Barman Quiz... Name: Gerrad Higgins (could you be any more Irish?) Age: 20 Star Sign: Gemini Venue: The Rembrandt (yes they do employ chickens not just old roosters!!) QUICKFIRE QUESTIONS Single? Yes Top or Bottom? Top mainly but could be persuaded!! (Hot Villlage is guessing half a guiness and a bag of crisps?) Spit or Swallow? Definately spit!! Cuddle or Fuck? Fuck then cuddle depends on the person? Gaydar or Fitlads? Fitlads When did you first realise you were gay? When i fell outta my pram and landed on my dummy!! kinda always knew! Who did you tell first? My sisters then my girlfriend lol How did you break the news to your mother? Didnt need to, she always knew!! Have you ever been caught havin sex? Yeah my closet ex boyfriends brother walked in on

us!! dont know who was more embarrassed!! It was soooo awkward!! Whats the best sex you ever had? Had the best sessions ever with my ex Dee from back home!! he is a very talented man indeed!! (Hot Village thinks its about time Dee came to visit!!) Whats the worst sex you ever had? Lets just say it was quite recently!! You know who you are!!


Valentines Shopping... Wont even go there!! ( would you tell us if we made it a pint of guiness and two bags of crisps??) When did you last have sex? 3 times on monday so 2 days ago!! but every day with a bit of luck!! Whats your ideal first date? Bit of food, few beers, a bit of banter and see what happens?? Whats your ideal nite out? Being in the right company, having a good laugh, not going home alone and not remembering anything in the morning!! (including his name no doubt you trollop!!) Whats your most embarrassing drunken story? Where would I start?? I usually get too drunk to remember!! What would you change if you ruled the world? Would wanna be the first fruit to land on the moon and have my pick of any straight footballer I wanted!! Tell us a secret? They aint called secrets for nothing!! (dish the dirt biatch or I’m telling Lee about your fag breaks!)

Looking fomr something just a bit different for Valentines day this year? Why not head to the Manchester Craft & design Centre which is the perfect place to buy something for the love of your life from handmade cards, to bespoke designer jewellery for men and women. They are hosing a launch event there on Saturday 13 Feb - for their next exhibition, SPUN: Handmade lighting by Jenny Bland. Between 2-4pm, they will be serving cava and nibbles, with live music and craft activities.


The View of Old Man of Coniston

Sense have teamed up with Large Outdoors to bring you the chance to get away for the weekend in one of the most stunning parts of the Lake District.

At 21:00 we will then conduct a welcome briefing, explaining how the weekend will be run, followed by a special team exercise where we will head out into the local area. You will need your boots, We head to Coniston for “The waterproofs and a head torch. Sense Old Man of Coniston Once this team event is over Challenge”, where you will get the and we have found our winning chance to meet new people and team, we’ll settle down around climb this fantastic fell. By taking the fireplace to get to know each part in this weekend you will also other better. be helping to raise vital funds for Sense, the UK’s leading charity for Saturday Day Time: deafblind people. After breakfast, we will be making a prompt start up the Old Man Itinerary: of Coniston. This walk is quite challenging but we will be going Friday Night: at a rate to suit the group and After initial arrival and registration, have plenty of time to complete guest can chill out, relax and meet this stunning walk. their fellow challengers. Then it’s time for a welcome buffet at 20:00 Saturday Night: - we ask that everyone brings two This is a social time for us all to items of food to be included in this. celebrate our achievement and


Coniston Coppermines Hostel

Sense is the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. They provide expert advice and information as well as specialist services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with Sunday: On Sunday morning we will them. They also support people quickly tidy up the hostel before who have sensory impairments we head out for a gentler walk. with additional disabilities. This will be finished off with the option of a pub lunch before we Their services include on-going support for deafblind people and head off home. families. The cost of this weekend includes These range from day services accommodation, food, and where deafblind people have the activities but does not include opportunity to learn new skills personal drinks, snacks, travel or and Sense-run houses in the equipment. The total cost is ÂŁ95 of community - where people are which ÂŁ45 goes directly to Sense. supported to live as independently as possible. They also provide To book please call Shad on 0121 leading specialist advice, for 415 2751. Numbers are strictly example on education options and assistive technology. limited to 22. enjoy a celebratory drink. As part of the weekend cost Large Outdoors & Sense will be providing a three course meal. You are more than welcome to bring your own drinks to enjoy over the evening.


Large Outdoors is a new Outdoor Pursuits club open to both men and women alike. Over the coming months we will be heading off into some of the UK’s best National Parks. Why not come along and join us? Lake District Walking Weekend 12th - 14th February We head off to The Lake District for a walking weekend. Basing ourselves in Windermere we will be enjoying a walk in the Lakes. At present we can’t commit to the location as it will be weather dependent. We will be meeting up in a local pub in Windermere on the Friday to get to know each other a little bit better. Then Saturday morning we’ll head off early for a great day walk. Saturday night we will be booking for a group meal in a local pub.

Accommodation: We will be making a group booking in a variety of local B and B’s as it is not possible to all fit in one B and B. Most only have a few single and twin rooms but we will be all in the same location and will have a central gathering point. Cost: The cost of this event is £70 and this includes B & B and the walk. You will need to arrange your own transport and pay for food and drinks Friday and Saturday nights.


Snowdonia Walking Weekend 26th - 27th March We head off to Snowdonia to enjoy a weekend of walking, basing ourselves in the heart of Snowdonia. Saturday will involve a great adventure to the top of one of the many local peaks followed by a well deserved pub meal and evening socialising in the local watering hole. On Sunday we will look to do a smaller walk before we all head off home. Accommodation We will be staying as a group in a local B & B housed in a stunningly converted church right in the heart of Snowdonia. The accommodation enjoys amazing views of the Snowdon horse shoe and we will be able to enjoy the outdoor heated hot tub with views down the valley, the perfect

way to relax at the end of a long day walking. Prices: The cost of this weekend includes, walks and Bed and Breakfast, you are responsible for transport and your own food for lunch and evening meals. If you need to look at car share then please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate. There are 3 price options: Mixed Bunkhouse £55 Twin Room £70 Double Room £165 To book your place on any of our weekends please log on to: www.largeoutdoors.com Date for your diary: Lakes Weekend 16th 18th April.


Moel Siabod, Snowdonia Sun 21st Feb Rating: Moderate (involves scramble) Distance: 6 miles.

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Marsden and Standedge Sun 7th Feb Rating: Easy - Moderate, Distance: 7 miles.

This often forgotten peak in Snowdoinia is one of our favourites. It offers a great walk with a great variety of terrain from gentle grassy slopes, to a rocky For this walk we head to the very scramble for the top, followed by a northern reaches of the Peak gentle stroll through woodlands. If District and the end of the Pennine visibility is good, this mountain also Ridge, taking in the Standedge offers great views of Mt Snowdon canal tunnel - the highest and and the southern reaches of the longest canal tunnel in the UK. This National Park. walk is often described as a bleak walk due to the open moorland You will need to arrange your own being crossed. We prefer to think of transport to North Wales and then the stunning vistas to be enjoyed. we will be meeting at 10am in the We join the Pennine way for part Car Park at Pont Cyffn. Full details will be emailed out when you of this journey. register. If you need a car share We will be getting the train from please contact the office and we Manchester Victoria to Marsden can try to arrange this on your behalf. 0161 235 7272 for this day walk. All our day walks are free but you do need to pre-register for them. To do this please email info@largeoutdoors.com or log on to: www.largeoutdoors.com


Open Athletics

OUT & ACTIVE - SPORTS GROUPS

Open athletics is an organisation for the promotion and development of LGBT athletics in the broadest sense including track and field, fell and trail running, and race walking. openathletics.org

Manchester Stingers

Womens Football Club. Players of all levels welcome. Training every Wednesday. For full details check out: manchesterstingers.net

Manchester Vixens Ladies FC

This is the newest LGBT football club

with the emphasis put on fun. Front Runners A weekly running group for people manchestervixens.co.uk of all abilities. Village Manchester Football Club manchesterfrontrunners.org

One for the lads, VMFC runs weekly training sessions and plays regular GHAP Badminton matches in the local league. If you prefer to play for fun and vmfc.co.uk fitness in a friendly and supportive environment then this is the group Village Spartans Rugby Club for you. They play every Monday and They hold weekly training sessions open to all: villagespartans.co.uk Wednesday from 6pm till 8pm. ghapbadminton.org.uk

Northern Flight Badminton

Manchester Sharks

Looking for competitive badminton? Northern Flight is a competitive Badminton club for experienced players. northernflight.org.uk

This mixed team train once a week on a Thursday at Miles Platting Pool frm 7pm till 8pm. Open to all abilities however it is important to be a confident swimmer. manchestersharks.co.uk

Scottish Country Dance Group

Northernwave Swimming Club

Classes are held weekly with an emphasis on teaching the dances and formations as well as having a great social aspect to the group. geocities.com/gay_gordons_mcr

Is open to all with regular training sessions. northernwave.org

Northern Aces Tennis Group

Play tennis in a social yet competitive environment and benefit from The emphasis is on fun and the group professional coaching. is open to all. They run two sesisons northernacestennis.com on a Wednesday, beginners at 8pm Northern Jump Vollyball Club and then improvers at 9pm. Just turn Meets once a week on a Wednesday up at Trinity High Dance Studio. open to all. northernjump.org.uk

LGBT Latin & Ballroom Dancing

Prairie Dogs Line Dancing

They provide line dancing sessions for people of all levels and run two To get your group listed here please send details to us by email: sessions a week. editor@hotvillage.co.uk manchesterprairiedogs.co.uk


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Monday... Your night by night guide to Manchester’s Gay Village.

CHURCHILLS: All new Mondays from 7pm Karaoke play your cards MONDAY BARS right & new twister with Suzie BAA BAR: 80’s &90’s night with Sparkles and DJ Oggie. £2 selected Dj Nash and friends (free shot 4 drinks offers. village staff with every drink) EDEN: Early bird special, 4-7PM CRUNCH: Curry Night, 5pm till any two courses and a glass of 8pm Choice of lamb/beef/chicken wine for £12.95. Or 2 cocktails for or veggie. £7 up till 8pm everyday.


Tuesday... TUESDAY BARS Tuesday is student night!! AXM: Studentville, Cheesy tunes NEW YORK NEW YORK: 2.4.1 on and cheap drinks. VHF £2 each or 3 cocktails. 10 shots for £5. for £5. BOGOF till 1am. Free Entry. QUEER: Popsicle with DJ Ben BAA BAR: Open on both floors Hughes playing commercial pop. with with Hot Kiss rock/alternative All VHF £1.50/ Hs spirit n mixer £2 nite and lots of £1 shots on offer. THOMPSONS ARMS: Play What more could you ask? your cards right with Miss CHURCHILLS: Kash Karaoke, with Thunderpussy. Tactless Trish. 1000s of new songs VIA: Karaoke and party pop with to choose from. £30 cash prize!! Smilie Steve. Plus “teatime specials” CRUNCH: Prepop, Meet up with drinks offers 4-8pm your mates before heading to VIEW: Monday Chill, chillout with Poptastic, great tunes and plenty a bottle of house wine for £5.95 of drink offers. listen to low tempo tunes & ease NEW UNION: Karaoke with DJ Carl yourself into the week. cash prizes with a mix of modern and classic tunes. MONDAY CLUBS NEW YORK NEW YORK: Popshop, CRUZ 101: Disco Inferno, The 10 shots £5. Classic Pop/Party Village’s longest running night, tunes. DJ Dino plays an exclusive mix of QUEER: Treat yourself to classics from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s in “Trannyoke” with Jessica Barge Cruz. Expect tunes from Donna and her acid tongue!! Carlsberg Summer, Rick Astley, The Bee Gees, and VHF bottles £1.50 Sonia, Kylie & Barry White to be SPIRIT: Popcorn, Dj Martin Gunn gracing your ears with 4 decades plays the best in chart, 80s & 90s of all things Disco. Got a favourite claiming to be the best and the from the past? Challenge Dino to cheapest student nite in the Village raid his library and find it! with drinks from £1.50.

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WEDNESDAY... TUESDAY CLUBS POPTASTIC @ Alter Ego: Legendary student nite now in its 14th year need I say more the destination event on a Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY BARS Wind Down Wednesdays. Chill out grab some food and head for a quiet drink in the Village. AXM: Blanketyblank, the legendary tv game is back with Misty Chance and a £50 rollover jackpot. BAR BELOW: Perfect venue for a romantic date with BOGOF on all freshly made cocktails till 8pm. CHURCHILLS: Veronyka Kastle, performing live cabaret with her sexy dancer boys and special guests!! Plus tunes from Trixie Cannon and DJ Oggie. CRUNCH: Double Points Night, For every pound you spend get 40p back on your card to spend on your next round. 2-4-1 on all food 12 noon till 8pm every day. NAPOLEONS: Playing host to the busiest and longest running Tgirls night in the village open on all 3 floors till late!! Grab yourself 5 bottles of WKD red for £11. £1

entrance or free with NUS card. NEW UNION: Live Cabaret, the team at the union always know how to keep us entertained. TAURUS: A haven of tranquility perfect to catch up with friends over a bottle of wine. VELVET: Check out the early bird specials choose two courses from the entire menu for £12.95. VIEW: Warm Up, get out of the cold and relax. You and a mate share 2 pizzas and a bottle of wine for £9.95 or two winter warmer mains for £8.95.

WEDNESDAY CLUBS CRUZ 101: Pink Wednesdays, got the midweek blues? Drag yourself off that couch and let your pink pound stretch that bit further with a great offer from Cruz.


THURSDAY... THURSDAY BARS AXM: Europop, are you a fan of eurotrash pop? Head to axm tonight as every 5th track played could be referred to as gem of the eurotrash world. BAA BAR: Diva Fever staring Ria Enders and Dj Nash and special guests. CHURCHILLS: Krazy Karaoke, with Tactless Trish 9pm till late. TRIBECA: BOGOF on all £12 Cocktail pitchers 9pm till 1am plus house wine £6 bottle 4-8pm daily. EDEN: Classical guitar from 7-9pm. Head down before and enjoy the early bird special, 2 courses and a glass of wine £12.95. MANTO: Now that’s what I call the 90’s, let Mantos transport you back to the 90’s for a night of 90’s tunes and 90’s prices. Free entry with some drinks at 90p. QUEER: Funky House night, with DJs Thaddeus & Aphrodite playing all night. All VHF and bottled Carlsberg £1.50. SPIRIT: The Funky Boyz, mashing up the very best Dance and Funky house. Selected pints £1.50.

THOMPSONS ARMS: Miss Thunderpussy, live cabaret followed by a hunky stripper. VIA: Pop Goes Thursday, a mad night with mad music mad drinks offers and an even madder Rusty Springflaps hosting the night. VIEW: Live Cabaret with the fabulous Misty and DJ Paul mixing up your fave cheesy pop and chart hits.

THURSDAY CLUBS CRUZ 101: Back To Back, This is the original and only club night your Thursday should involve. John Hamilton presents “How far will you go?”, Back2Back mayhem every Thursday.

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FRIDAY... FRIDAY BARS AXM: Playboiz, downstairs in the main club. Open super late till 7am. AXM LOUNGE: Starlight Sisters, the newest, freshest and destined to be the best cabaret show in the village, in the newly refurbished Starlight Bar upstairs in AXM A mixture of audio/visual entertainment with live cabaret and laughs from the dynamic duo of Penny Crayon and the fabulous Viva La Diva!! BAA BAR: Camp fun with Dj Nash and great drink offers help create a great party atmosphere. CHURCHILLS: Funtime Friday, come and dance with the fabulous Misty Chance playin chart tunes, Pop and all your requests. COMPANY BAR: open till 6am always packed full of real men (well maybe) very cruisy and not one for the fag hag. CRUNCH: Bounce to the Future, Undercrunch plays chart and dance to get you ready for the weekend. Hosted by Teresa Crowd!! EDEN: Play, Indie alternative night.

Free entry 10.30 till 2am. MANTO: Eager Beaver, in the Manto lounge with the best of Manchester’s alternative DJs. Whils on the main floor DJ Martin Turner plays the best in Pop Dance and Electro from 9pm till 2am. NEW YORK NEW YORK: Lots of Camp & Cheesy party fun with resident DJs and a full on party atmosphere. QUEER: Friday Flip, with pop upstairs in Queer and dance downstairs in Glam. With DJs on both floors sexy go go dancers and great drinks offers what more could you want. REMBRANDT: If you are looking to get away from all the pop music and cheesy tunes head to the Rembrandt for a more relaxed environment. SPIRIT: Deepspirit, open on both floors with international DJ Roger Da Silva mixing it up in the lounge bar, look out for guest DJs upstairs in Audio. Open till 4am. TAURUS: Wind down after a long hard week at work with food and


Manchester’s very own superstar DJ’s Almighty Donald & Spook on the main floor with tunes you will never hear anywhere else. 4th Friday of the month gets a special outing for classic trance with Rob James digging deep and dusting off the best of vocal trance. Music Policy: Cruz - The latest pop and chart tunes and exclusives you will never hear anywhere else! Sub - funky & electro house: 4th Friday Sub - classic vocal trance. ESSENTIAL: Friday Flip, mixing things up with Nicksy and the gang playin Pop and chart hits in the main arena with things gettin just a bit downright dirty in the pop lounge. No1 CLUB: HotDog, Gay Manchester’s coolest brand new FRIDAY CLUBS night for a young and up for it CRUZ 101: Big Gay Fridays. The crowd. Phil Perry, Anthony Crank, only place to kick off the weekend Rod the Priest, Phil Baksted plus - guaranteed packed out every guests play a soundtrack of Pop, week and absolutely guaranteed Indie Pop and Disco!! Free entry B4 attitude free fun filled clubbing 11.30pm. £3 afterwards. Selected for Manchester. Miss Cara kicks bottles£2 open the doors every week with cocktail happy hour 4pm till 7pm. TRIBECA: Half price single cocktails 9pm till 1am . Or choose any 2 dishes from house specials list for £10!! VELVET: This oppulent sophisticated bar turns up the heat at the weekends with resident DJs playin some seriously cool funky tunes to get you in the mood. VIA: Some great drinks offers for the after work crowd followed by a full on club atmospere as the night progresses with resident DJs playing a real mix of seriously funky tunes. VIEW: Camp Attack, with resident DJs playing some of the best tunes around and some seriously good drinks offers too. Open till 4am.


SATURDAY... SATURDAY BARS Party on boys and girls the village really does know how to put on a good party on saturday nights! With lots of venues open well beyond 3am clubs open till 6am and beyond and some really good after parties well on into the daylight hours. You really will be spoiled for choice as to where to party till you drop! There really is way to much going on for us to pick out any for a particular mention. Why not check out: Realmanchester.com for up to the minute listings of whats happening, have a fantastic night girls and boys remember to play safe and drink responsibly, and when you finally decide its time to go home make sure you choose a taxi from a reputable company, Manchester cars on bloom street just by all the takeaways, and next to the Village Off License offer a safe and reliable service and are extremely gay friendly!

SATURDAY CLUBS POPTASTIC: Legendary student nite held at Club Alter Ego. Two

rooms to choose from one playing commercial pop and cheese and the other for all you indie kids always busy and loads of cheap drinks. CRUZ 101: “DRAMA QUEEN” The Ultimate Saturday night out in Manchester’s Gay Village. 4 DJ’s on rotation playing the best pop, disco, dance in Cruz. Downstairs in Sub Little Miss Natalie & the Superchoons crew play Uplifting Trance & Bouncy House. Lots of drinks offers. ESSENTIAL: Bender, by far Essentials busiest night of the week open on all 3 floors. With the Essential all star DJs. No1CLUB: Freakshow, from the creators of Federation and Uni Challenge 11pm till 6am. £7 before midnight £8 afterwards LEGENDS: One for the guys that like things just a little bit sleazier. AXM: Starstruck Karaoke, Toni Lee brings his inimmitable irreverent style as customers good and bloody awful step onto the stage to belt out some classic Karaoke tunes B.O.G.O.F from 9pm till 1am and open very late.


AFTERHOURS CLUBBIN

ORGANIC @ AUDIO, Spirit) Gay Manchester’s longest running Saturday night afterhours party. Afterhours every Saturday night/ Sunday morning from 3am till 8am. The official Freakshow after party. Featuring The Organic Resident Dj,s On Rotation: Nik Denton/ Gregg Holden/ Ross Homson/ Baby Jane/ Ben Hamilton Paul Furley/ Daz G/ Danny Phillips. The Price: £5 entry B4 4am. Discount entry with Feakshow stamp or student ID. Free entry for Village Staff. MORNING GLORY @ QUEER: Keep your Saturday night pumping with adrenalin fuelled bouncy house downstairs and uplifting vocal house upstairs in Queer brought to you by the Essential All Stars. Plus guest DJs on rotation. Entrance via Richmond St. 4am till 10am. £7 Entry or £5 with wristband if purchased in Essential. REMIX @ AXM LATE: Afterhours late nite clubbing with a twist. Top tunes and all your favourites re mixed and belting out till 7am with DJs Dino and Paul Mcavoy. Its a fabulous mix of modern, cheesy and camp tunes.

DRAMA QUEEN @ CRUZ101 Open till 6am every Saturday. Cruz floor: Pop/Disco/Dance & RnB anthems. Sub level: Superchoons Cocal dance/Trance & Bouncy house with Little Miss Natalie.

SUNDAY BARS


SUNDAY... “The day of rest” – Yeah Right! Here are some of our “Must Do’s” for those who don’t mind starting Monday with the hangover from hell. TAURUS: Famed for its Sunday lunches, Taurus enjoys an enviable reputation for serving some of the best food in the Village. Perfect venue to enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoon if your lucky the imimitlable Polly will be presiding over the Sunday service. EDEN: “Cross the Bridge and sample the delights” Why not try Eden’s famous Sunday lunch served all day from 12 noon. Choose 1 course for £6.95, 2 for £12.95, choice of 3 roasts and a veggie option. Look out for the Open Mic Nights on the first Sunday of the month plus quiz night on the last Sunday of every month. VELVET: Perfect for a chilled drink on a Sunday, gorgeous decadent bar and a fabulous restaurant too, its almost too easy to spend the whole afternoon in there.

VIA: Stars on Sunday, there’s a fabulous new look for autumn/ winter at VIA on sundays with Smilie Steve launching his Tribute Night with some fantastic tribute acts of your favourite stars lined up for the coming weeks and regular monthly appearances from David Dale with his personal tributes to all the show business greats!! THE REMBRANDT: Traditionally the home of Manchester’s “Bear and Cub home. This venue is always always busy on Sundays, look out for Camp Bingo and lots of line dancing. QUEER: Sabbath, Essentials legendary night now at Queer playing funky house and dance anthems in Queer with Pop and party tunes downstairs in Glam. With some cheeky drinks offers for those of you who spent a bit too much on Friday and Saturday. NEW YORK NEW YORK: Sambuca Sundays, one of the busiest venues on a Sunday, starting mid afternoon till very late and always packed to capacity. No doubt


MONTHLY.. Tracey will be about with a bottle of Sambuca. COMPANY BAR: Popular basement bar on Richmond Street the villages only men only space. Need I say more!! it’s always busy and full of real men! AXM LATE: The new home of Sugar Pops a nite of outrageous cabaret from the one and only Viva La Diva herself and some great pop tunes from the rest of the Poptastic team. Free entry and open till 5am with BOGOF on all drinks before 1am it has to be the way to end your weekend..

SUNDAY CLUBS CRUZ 101: A mash up of edgy pop and funky house to round off the weekend. You can scream as much as you like! Requests played all night from the Village’s greatest selection of cheesy pop, disco, dance & RnB upstairs from DJ Spook.

Genesis @ Eden GEN-E-SIS - Women’s Nite held @ Eden, Canal St on the 1st Saturday of the month £3.00 on door. Exclusive mix of RETRO, POP, DANCE, DISCO & R’n’B. Male friends welcome as guests Come to Daddy A new night at New York, New York, the perfect night for all of you that love bears. www.cometodaddyclub.co.uk Alert @ Legends 4th Friday of the Month: For those that like things a bit kinkier head to Alert for this strict dress code night. www.club-alert.com Bollox @ Legends 3rd Friday of the Month: Manchester’s busiest alternative music and entertainment night for gayers who are bored with what the Canal Street Mafia have to offer. www.bolloxclub.com


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12. Queer 4 Canal St, M1 3HE 0161 228 1360 13. Velvet 2 Canal St, M1 3HE 0161 236 9033 14. Taurus 1 Canal St, M1 3WD 0161 236 4593 15. Essential 8 Minshull St, M1 3EF 0161 237 5445 16. Coyotes 14 Chorlton St, M1 3HY 0161 236 4007 17. Paddy’s Goose 29 Bloom St, M1 3JE 0161 236 9709 18. Baa Bar 27 Sackville St, M1 3LZ 0161 247 7997 19. Company 28 Richomnd St, M1 3NB 0161 237 9329 20. Vanilla 39 Richmond St, M1 3B 0161 288 2727 21. Napoleons 33 Bloom St, M1 3LY 0161 236 8800 22. Thompsons Arms 21 Sackville St, M1 3LZ 0161 228 3012

23. New York, New York 94 Bloom St, M1 3LY 0161 236 6556 24. AXM 105 Princess St, M1 6DD 0161 228 1666 25. Cruz 101 101 Princess St, M1 6DD 0161 950 0101 26. Club Alter Ego 105 Princess St, M1 6DD 0161 236 9266 27. Tropeiro 46 Sackville St, M1 3WF 0161 228 1002 28. Tribeca 50 Sackville St, M1 3WF 0161 236 8300 29. The Outpost 4-6 Whitworth St, M1 3QW 0161 236 5400 30. Legends 4-6 Whitworth St, M1 3QW 0161 236 5400 31. Monroes 38 London Rd, M1 2PF 0161 236 0564 32. Queens Hotel 34 London Rd, M1 2PF 0161 236 1010 33. Parlour Richmond St, M1

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1. The New Union 111 Princess st, M1 6JB 0161 228 1492 2. Spirit 63 Richmond St, M1 3WB 0161 237 9725 3. Manto 46 Canal St, M1 3WD 0161 236 2667 4. Eden Amazon House, M1 3PW 0161 237 9852 5. Villagio 44 Canal St, M1 3WD 0161 244 5222 6. Bar Below 34 Canal St, M1 3WD 0161 236 5757 7. The Rembrandt 33 Sackville St, M1 3LZ 0161 236 1311 8. Via Fossa 28 Canal St, M1 3EZ 0161 236 6523 9. Crunch 10 Canal St, M1 3EZ 0161 236 6005 10. View 40 Chorlton St, M1 3HW 0161 236 9033 11. Churchills 37 Chorlton St, M1 3HN 0161 236 5529



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