26th February 2016 @ 02:00pm
Manchester Central Library holds a wide variety of sound archive collections capturing people from the city's LGBT communities talking about what the city means to us and how we have made it our home. As part of LGBT History Month we would like to invite you to the library to find out more.
From queerupnorth to the Proud Trust to the Polari project, themes emerge from the oral history interviews including helpline anecdotes, 'coming to Manchester' tales and many meditations on the meaning of community, protest and support.
This afternoon session is open to anyone interested in sound archives. It will feature project managers talking about their experience of 'doing' oral history in the community. A soundscape created from the archives by sound artist Vicky Clarke will be premiered. Young people from the Proud Trust will showcase their creative responses to the archives. Plus live performances from local spoken word artists responding to the themes in the sound archives.
No booking required, just come along!