Pride at People's History Museum

Pride at People's History Museum

20 Aug - 28 Aug

Sun 20 August - Hand in Hand Festival 

Manchester is hosting the fourth UK biennial festival of LGBT+ choirs and the PHM are delighted to welcome 27 singing groups from all over the UK and Ireland for a weekend of singing and solidarity. The weekend’s events will consist of 27 choirs each showcasing their singing across two venues; at the Royal Northern College of Music on Saturday 19 August, and at PHM on Sunday 20 August. Family Friendly event, suitable for adults and young people. Booking required via Eventbrite. In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3

11.00am – 4.00pm

Tues 22 August - Come Out and Say It! 

The Proud Trust and Three Circles Fostering present an animation and drama event about young people and their coming out stories. Contribute your thoughts to a word wall and let others know how you would support somebody coming out. Get advice about what you can do to support friends, family and people around you who want to come out. Suitable for adults and young people. Booking required via Eventbrite. In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3 

11.00am – 1.00pm

Wed 23 August - We are family! Family fun day 

PHM is teaming up with a host of cultural organisations to celebrate our personal identities and explore what it means to be unique! Throughout the day there will be events and activities for all ages to enjoy. Artist Paul Harfleet will be reading his autobiographical children’s story Pansy Boy. You can enjoy screen-printing, crafts, a green-screen interactive and much more! Family Friendly activities, suitable for all ages. Booking required via Eventbrite. In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3 

11.00am – 3.30pm

Thurs 24 August - Victims or Victors? 

Following an introduction by Dr Patrick Glen from University College London, we will screen Victim (1961), a film illustrating influential viewpoints that led to the Sexual Offences Act (1967).  Following the screening take part in a discussion drawing on LGBTQ+ voices that contributed to AHRC funded primary historical research on 1960s cinema-goers. Suitable for adults. Booking required via Eventbrite. In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3 

1.00pm – 3.30pm

Fri 25 August - Continuum exhibition tour 

Join Alex Gardner and Louis Bailey, curators of Continuum for a tour of the exhibition to learn more about the artists’ work and the creation of the show. Suitable for adults and young people. Booking required via Eventbrite. In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3 

11.00am – 12.00pm

Fri 25 August - LGBT+ History Tour 

Celebrate Manchester Pride on a tour of the PHM’s main galleries and discover how the history of gender and sexuality has been affected by society, politics and activism over the past 200 years. Suitable for adults and young people. Booking required via Eventbrite. In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3 

1.15pm – 2.00pm

Fri 25 August - Three men, in tears 

PP Hartnett is an internationally published writer of novels such as Call MeSixteen and Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide. He has also edited three collections of short fiction. Following the successful publication of his first collection of poetry entitled date of birth, time of death, this Pride event sees the launch of his second hardback print collection of poetry, three men, in tears. Hartnett will read a number of pieces and then enter into a Q&A session, with a focus upon high risk online engagement and the sexual predators who so often lurk behind false profiles. Suitable for adults. Booking required via Eventbrite. In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3 

2.00pm – 3.00pm

Fri 25 August - Punk and Pussy: The Solo Show

In under 30 minutes, this autobiographical show from Izzy Bravo shares a personal account of a girl who stumbles into her queer identity as seamlessly as a pastel de tres leches (a moist cake), and shows you – the audience – what a Punk and Pussy soul looks like. Suitable for over 16s to adults (subtle nudity and swearing). Booking required via Eventbrite. In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3 

3.30pm – 4.30pm

Sun 27 August - Community and Identity – artist-led discussion with Jak Soroka 

How do communities affect our sense of identity? How does identity impact our relationship to community?  When does community strengthen our sense of self or self-expression? Join Jak Soroka, one of the Continuumartists, for an artist-led discussion on queer communities – past, present and future. Suitable for adults and young people. Booking required via Eventbrite. In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3 

1.00pm – 3.00pm