Manchester Pride has announced the release of a limited number of tickets to the sold out Afro Eden Presents Black Pride Vogue Ball.

The party takes place on Saturday 17 August and is put together by the Queer People Of Colour event organisers Afro Eden.  The Black Pride Vogue Ball is modelled on the 1980s New York Ballroom scene.

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Darren Pritchard, curator of Afro Eden said; “This electrifying, award-winning Vogue Ball celebrates club culture and high fashion, seeing exceptional Vogue houses come together to compete in a catwalk that echoes the flamboyance and glamour of 1980s New York ballroom culture… with special Manchester flair!”

Speaking about the event Mark Fletcher, chief executive of Manchester Pride added, “This is an important event for Manchester Pride to support. The introduction of our new visual identity for 2019 and the incorporation of the black and brown stripe within it, and any other iteration of the LGBT+ flag that we use, has been an important step for us in celebrating and creating greater visibility for BAME LGBT+ people.

“We want to do as much as we can to shine a light on events such as this one which will be fabulous – the first tickets sold out immediately – so anyone who wants to go should grab them quickly.”

When does the Black Pride Vogue Ball take place?

Afro Eden Presents Black Pride Vogue Ball from 7-11pm on 17 August at Gorilla.  A limited number of free tickets are available from the Gorilla website.

A Black Pride Vogue Ball after party will feature Mix-Stress, Black Betty of the RebeccaNeverBecky Collective and DJ Jade Jaxon of Lowkey Lust on the decks, with a special performance from House of Ghetto choreographed by Fortune Jordan.