Once again it's time to turn out in your finest gear, for the friendliest rubber weekend the world has ever seen. Five days of wall-to-wall rubber, fifteen events including three club nights, and of course raising as many £££s as we can for this year's charity, Manchester Mind.
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A chilled night of early bird drinks for those that want to get in early and have Friday to explore the city and relax. Popular with those travelling from further afield. We’ll be having an easy chill out night at Bandit, Mugger and Thief with food and drink from 7:30pm and some live entertainment from 9pm PLUS a very special exhibition!
We'll be offering a walking tour in the day as we've had many out-of-towners say they come and party but don't know much about this awesome capital of the north, home of the industrial revolution, it's rich gay history and ever growing art and music scenes.
In the evening will be the welcome drinks at The Rem Bar followed by Darkcell at Sub 101 Manchester, our first of the big parties with a queer alternative dance feel, bondage areas and dark spaces; bigger and better after testing the waters with it last year.
Day events including The Pup Pound for all you canine fans, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence present charity “Porno Bingo” with thousands of pounds worth of gear to be won and the return of the Fetish Market in a new, bigger venue! In the evening we’ll have pre-drinks at Eagle* followed by the local regular corner stone fetish event Alert! Manchester* in Bangkok bar. If you saw the play room we’d made for Darkcell last year, prepare to be spoilt as Alert! have taken over the cellar and turned it into a really impressive play dungeon with room for plenty of sleaze.
(*Please note while we try to invite a wide queer spectrum to much of the weekend, Alert!, Eagle Bar and The Rem do have their own men-only policies so please be aware when inviting friends.)
A much more relaxed, fun day and many people’s favourite! A rubber brunch at Delicatezze Manchester to nurse your hangovers, Sunday Service at Eagle Bar Manchester with La Voix and Geartunes at Oscars Bar Canal Street (rubber, cocktails and showtunes shouldn’t work but it does and it’s hilarious!). Rounding off the weekend is the strict rubber-only closing party Slick back at the Eagle, the official Manchester Rubbermen birthday event with more rubber gear to be won!
Every year locals and visitors say they wish they’d taken Monday off not knowing Sunday was going to be so busy or late, so trust us…. you’ll need it off ;)
Monday will be a simple farewell fling at Urban Cookhouse Manchester where you can dump your bags from your hotel, grab a seat or bean bag and grab some breakfast and a bloody Mary with your new friends before heading off to your trains and planes!