Superbia Monthly Newsletter - October


October at Superbia!

It’s a record-breaking month at Superbia with 30 events listed on our calendar and more on the way! Here’s our monthly round-up of news and LGBT+ highlights for you from Superbia Project Manager, Greg Thorpe.


The launch of a new solo show, To The Ground, by Manchester lesbian artist Rosanne Roberston took place at AIR Gallery in Altrincham this week. Superbia has supported Rosanne’s Penthouse Arts project so we are excited to see her work develop. The show remains until 27 October, and I’ll be interviewing the artist live at the exhibition so stay tuned for more.


10th October

This month we work with George House Trust to bring ‘Positively Speaking’ to 53Two. This project trains and supports people living with HIV in Manchester to tell their stories to educate and fight HIV stigma. We are inviting everyone to this free evening to experience this affirming project first-hand. Join us!


14th November

Travis Alabanza performed in Manchester for the first time at last year’s Superbia Weekend and we are excited to see them return for solo show ‘Burgerz’, now booking at the Royal Exchange.


There's plenty of theatre to enjoy this Autumn! ‘Rent Party’ comes to Levenshulme and ‘The Pride’ challenges societal shame experienced by gay people (I’ll be joining the cast in conversation, so more about that soon!)

For comedy try Mae Martin or Scott Capurro, and for full-on cabaret we have the mighty ‘Mother’s Bloomers’. Nathaniel Hall’s ‘First Time’ explores experiences of sex, love and HIV, while Genet’s classic ‘The Maids’ and gender-driven classical re-take ‘Bullish’ both come to HOME.

Check our full calendar for even more theatre treats!

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There are queer books and zines aplenty in Manchester, with a book fair, zine and comic workshops and an exhibition by illustrator Simon Grennan for his book, ‘Drawing in Drag’.

If this activity all gets too much, try some meditation at LGBT Foundation or a craft club at Partisan, or just dance all night with the awesome Prosumer.

Next month sees the return of Drag Queen Story Time, Queer Media Festival, a new outing from RebeccaNeverBecky, live poetry from the US, queer history and a lesbian strip club documentary – it’s all go and all live on our site right now, so get involved! Manchester LGBT+ culture, stronger than ever.

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See you next month!

Phoebe Woodall