We are primarily a social organisation and really enjoy hosting events for our members. We want these events to be inclusive, so whether you’re a committed leatherman of decades experience or just dipping your toe in, you’ll be welcomed.

Of course, topping this off every year is Manchester Leather Weekend held on the first weekend of October – now the largest Leather Weekend in the UK with attendees from across the world.

We encourage our members to organise their own informal events under the Manchester Leathermen banner and will support you in doing so. If you want to run an event, email our Volunteers Co-ordinator Simon at for support. 

The Leather Social

We hold a monthly social on the first Saturday of each month – see our Facebook page for more details or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

We recognise that not everyone who wants to come to our social has leather gear so we don’t have a dress code. 

The Social is upstairs at the Thompson’s Arms, Sackville Street, on the first Saturday of the month from 8pm. 




The MLM Workshop

For those of you interested in all aspects of leather fetish and BDSM, we host a regular workshop in conjunction with the LGBT Foundation. 

Focusing on education and the tradition of passing on knowledge, we’ve had topics as diverse as rope bondage for beginners to cigar smoking. 

There is normally a workshop every month before the Social, but keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest information.



Afternoon Tea with Manchester Leathermen

One of our occasional events started by a member – we love it when members take the initiative for informal events, and we’ll always support you!

Join us on 24 June at the Richmond Tea Rooms for the only Afternoon Tea where the leather smells better than the cake. 

Please note that a deposit may be required by the Tea Rooms – details will be on our Facebook page. 



Manchester Leathermen at Liverpool Pride

Join us on 28 July for Liverpool Pride! A number of our members will be meeting to march in the Parade. This will be our first time in the Liverpool parade so let’s make a statemen

As we have to register as a walking group, please let Martin, our Marketing & Communications Officer, know if you want to join. Email him at




Manchester Leathermen at Manchester Pride

Join us on 25 August for our home town Pride!

Bigger and better than ever, let’s turn Manchester into a sea of leather for the biggest weekend Pride festival in the UK. 

You don’t have to register to walk in Manchester Pride, just keep an eye on our Facebook page for details.

Meet us at the Roman Fort at Castlefield from 11:00.