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When: 12th to 14th July Website: www.sparkle.org.uk
Where: Gay Village, Manchester Contact: See webiste for details
Sackville Park, Manchester
Headline Acts: The Supreme Fabulettes Tickets: Free events
Chelsea Attonley £5 donation for writstband
Amy Michelle Morris
The Tacky Tarts
Geri Love Where to Buy: Online & on the day

Gaydio worked with a team of dedicated volunteers from the Trans community in Manchester.

We held a meeting at the LGBT Youth North West Headquarters in June where everyone was trained in basic media skills. The volunteers were then given free rein to create the following pages to support Sparkle.

Thanks a million to all the volunteers who gave up their time to carry out interviews, write articles, take photos and edit work!


It will soon be Super Sparkle-time and this community page aims to be your 'one-stop vox pop-in shop' for Sparkle 2013 11th to 14th July.

Sparkle is the largest European transgender festival, and its now in it’s 9thSuper Sparkling Year. For FOUR whole days, you can be sparkling, dancing, eating and making new friends. You will find "Sparkle in the Park” in Sackville Gardens, the "Sparkle Talks and Workshops” at The LGF on Richmond St.

The bars, restaurants in The Village are full of welcome and fun-time events. Feed the soul and dance till dawn!

The volunteers on this page will be working hard to give you all the up and coming stories on what’s going on. Just follow the links to hear interviews, vox pops, read articles and... so much more!

Liz – Sparkle committee member.

Audio Interviews Written Interviews

Sparkle organiser and trustee Jenny-Anne Bishop talks to Samantha.

Sparkle's chief steward Jane Owen talks to Jenny-Anne.

Lee RJ Middlehurst talks to Rocío F. C. Hernandez about his masters in gender studies.

Ian Scott from Taurus in conversation with Tania Jane Taylor.

Top tips on shopping and dressing. Pauline shares her experience with Rocío F. C. Hernandez.

Samantha Valentine talks openly abut life as a trans woman with Paul Davies

What do 'they' think of 'us'? Rocío F. C. Hernandez asks people on Canal Street their opinions

Glamour model Lisa Heart talks to project pride volunteer Samantha Valentine

What do 'they' think of 'us'? Rocío F. C. Hernandez finds out what people in the gay village think of the Trans community.

The Memorial Garden Dawn Pomfret talks through plans with Tony Cooper from Via Fossa

The Memorial Book Dawn Pomfret in conversation with Darren knight from the LGF

Audio Interviews

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