Great British Bear Bash 22: Pawrites of the Caribearian
WOW! that was EPIC - THANK YOU!
You pillaged, you drank, you ate, you swam, you sweated and you hugged! It was great.. You helped bring one the biggest bear events to Manchester and it was AWESOME!
A huge thanks to:
The Rem Bar, Eagle Bar Manchester, New York New York Manchester, Barpop, Cruz 101 Manchester, The Goose, Via Canal Street, Pizza Hut Fountain Street, Pizza Hut Corporation Street, Basement Complex Manchester, Club Tropicana, Richmond Tea Rooms, EVA Manchester, and Oscars Bar Manchester for being the venues for this year that gave food, drink and a safe space for the Bears to be themselves!
The Big Scrum, Bollox, BRAWN, DILF Scotland (Stephen Littlewood, Rod Connolly & Deany Sevigny, Rick Parker, James Hurrel) for bringing the club scene to bouncing nights with full on diversity and fun showing there is plenty to go around!
Circular Bear Project for premiering their short film here at Bear Bash.
Special thanks to Tracey Walsh & Pete, Nick Curtis, Kai Mcguire & Allan Whyte, John Desmond Hamilton, Karen Kazcat Richards, Adrian Blake, Martha D'Arthur, Matt Spencer, Will DjMishka Carnochan, JamesDeponeo, and Dave Bear for entertaining, helping and making sure the smooth running of things was happening behind the scenes.
All the staff of the Basement Complex Manchester, Mossside Leisure Centre who really went above and beyond to make sure our guys had a great time.
Gaz McAllister-Partridge (MP Travel) for not only getting guys to and from the pool but also customising the double decker with Manbears on the front.
Safads on Bloom Street you gave us an amazing deal on Pizzas and free food thank you so much!
The Buddies: Sean Ianto Igor Adcock, Wesley Smith, Andrew Davies, Connor Knapton, Chris Graefe, Andrew Beddow, Gavin-Peter O'Neill, Scott Campbell. Without you working your butts off and supporting the core team, and always finding the smiles and happiness when needed, this event just wouldn't happen, so massive thank yous for all of your hard work.
It has been a blast... Our final thanks go to you, our customers and members of the community. Not only did you have fun but you helped raise nearly £1000 (still totalling) for Mind, helping LGBT+ with mental health for a better life. This event is for you, and with all the feedback we get we hope to keep making it bigger and better.
Dates for your Diary:
Thursday November 7th till 10th - PREHIBEARNATION
Thursday April 30th till Monday May 4th - GBBB23 STUDIO FIFTYPAW