THE VIGIL

The culmination of The Manchester Pride Festival is The Vigil in which Sackville Gardens is turned into a sea of flickering candles as we take a minute to remember those we’ve lost to the HIV virus and join together to fight the epidemic worldwide and the stigma that still exists. 

The Candlelit Vigil also provides you with a space to remember those close to you who may no longer be with us and presents an opportunity to stand together in a united front as we recognise the many challenges that still exist and face LGBT communities from Manchester to the rest of the world.

The Vigil is the spiritual heart of The Manchester Pride Festival and there is a truly magical and moving atmosphere of quiet reflection in the gardens.

The Vigil is delivered in collaboration with our charity partner George House Trust. 

ACCESS TO THE VIGIL 

A Big Weekend wristband is not required to attend The Vigil however the capacity of the site is limited and we would strongly advise that you arrive early to avoid any disappointment.

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