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The Sparkle Weekend 2019

We invite you all to the 15th annual Sparkle Weekend!

Initially a small gathering organised by the local trans community, our event has grown over the last fifteen years into the world's largest free-to-attend celebration of gender diversity. The 2018 Sparkle Weekend saw over 18,000 trans, non-binary/genderfluid

and intersex people, their families, friends, and allies visit the Sparkle in the Park event.

 

We have some fantastic plans for two days of live stage entertainment and dancing, advice and support from community groups and trusted partner charities. On top of this we have our Family Zone (for younger trans and gender variant people, and their families and carers), and the opportunity to meet representatives of the Sparkle Weekend’s corporate partners to discuss the issues affecting this richly diverse, yet frequently marginalised community.

 

The Sparkle Weekend is an accessible, inclusive, and free-to-attend event which welcomes everyone, especially those with disabilities, or from BAME communities.

Our Trustees and Key Volunteers are busy planning the Sparkle Weekend!

Sparkle is proud to say we have reviewed over 500 feedback forms in order to plan the 2019 event effectively and by listening to your views, we call it 'you said we did' and you can read our suggestions and changes here.
 

We will be releasing various details over the coming weeks and months, as our planing reaches the final stages you will be the first to know whats happening! So keep an eye on this page for all the Gossip and Latest News!

The Sparkle Ball

Sparkle - The National Transgender Charity presents

Friday 12th July 2019 @ The Mercure Hotel, Manchester, M1 4PH

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The Sparkle Mainstage

Sparkle - The National Transgender Charity presents

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2019 @ Sackville Gardens, Manchester, M1 3HB.

Our 'Mainstage Events' will be published from 12th May 2019 onwards.

The Sparkle Family Zone

Sparkle - The National Transgender Charity presents

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2019 @ Sackville Gardens, Manchester, M1 3HB.

Our 'Sparkle Family Zone' schedule will be published from 1st June 2019 onwards.

The Sparkle Marketplace

Sparkle - The National Transgender Charity presents

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2019 @ Sackville Gardens, Manchester, M1 3HB.

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The Sparkle Food & Drink Zone

Sparkle - The National Transgender Charity presents

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2019 @ Sackville Gardens, Manchester, M1 3HB.

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The Sparkle Wellbeing Zone

Sparkle - The National Transgender Charity presents

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2019 @ Sackville Gardens, Manchester, M1 3HB.

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The LGBT Foundation and Sparkle - The National Transgender Charity present

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2019 @ The LGBT Foundation, Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF.

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The Sparkle Weekend

Manchester's Gay Village Venues present

Thursday 11th - Sunday 14th July 2019 @ Canal Street, Manchester, M1 3HB.

Our 'Village Venues Events' will be published from 1st June 2019 onwards.