Monday 31st August 2020

The Candlelit Vigil brings Manchester Pride Festival to a close each year, with a moment of reflection in Sackville Gardens. While we can't be together in person this year, we can still come together in other ways. Manchester Pride will stream the Vigil on United We Stream at 9pm so that as many people as possible can be part of it. It will also be broadcast on BBC Radio Manchester and Gaydio.

We're inviting you to join the Vigil live stream and be part of this important moment. Light a candle, write down a message of hope or create a heart and join us through Zoom for a chance to appear on screen. It's more important than ever that we come together to mark this important event. For access to the Zoom link please message us on social media or email

This special show will feature a minute of silence to remember those we have lost to HIV as LGBTQ+ people join together to fight the epidemic worldwide, and the stigma that still exists. The Candlelit Vigil also provides a space to remember those who are suffering and those who are persecuted, presenting an opportunity to stand together in a united front as we recognise the many challenges that are still faced by LGBTQ+ communities, both here in the UK and around the world. We’ll have some very special guest performances too.

We look forward to seeing you there.