TransBareAll celebrate their 10th anniversary with the creation of an original book containing artwork, writing, experiences and thoughts on TBA, gender and transgender life. They are open for submissions. Read more about how you can get involved in this exciting project.
Contralto uses the sound of transwomen’s voices to explore transfeminine identity and examines the intimate and peculiar relationship between gender and sound. This project exists in the space between experimental music and documentary and this will be the Manchester première.
A City Seen is HOME’s quarterly film night as part of their #HOMEinspires programme. This programme connects with groups, charities and voluntary organisations and projects from across Greater Manchester to ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to take part in and experience HOME, both as audiences and as artists. You are welcome to this open, queer and safe space to share in this creativity and discussion.
Lowkey Lust is an LGBT+ African-led events project in Manchester, centring African lGBT people and welcoming everyone. They are throwing a New year’s Eve party playing the freshest music in the city. DJ Jade Jaxon will turn out some old skool garage vibes, afrobeats, afro-house, house, bashment, hip-hop and r&b! All welcome especially LGBTQ! Leave your egos at the door and get ready to get loose on the dance floor all night long!
To bring the year to a suitably riotous end, Bollox is hosting its very first NYE party!
The popular cutting-edge queer cabaret bonanza for queerdos and artistes returns for a festive special bringing Manchester’s queer family together at Christmas. See drag, live music, stand up, art, poetry and as usual a whole load of surprises…
A free Christmas film get-together as part of the BFI Comedy Genius season with a screening of a modern transgender Xmas classic Tangerine with post-screening panel discussing the movie and queer people in Christmas comedies, with Grace Oni Smith and guests to be announced. This event is FREE but booking required.
Join Books Beyond Bars UK for a screening of the film Happy Birthday Marsha! on December 16th to raise funds for Books Beyond Bars UK, a new collective organising to send books, zines and other resources to LGBTQIA+ people in prison.
Happy Birthday Marsha! is a film about iconic transgender artist and activist, Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson and her life in the hours before she ignited the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City.
The Femmes ARE back!
It's Christmas... what better way to celebrate then getting dressed in your winter best?!
Join The Sunday Boys for an evening of music, singing and reflection as they team up with Anglican priest, poet, writer and broadcaster Rachel Mann to explore their very own take on the festive period and what Christmas means to us. Re-imagining the traditional nine lessons and carols, The Sunday Boys embark on a queer exploration of the values and personal experience of Christmas.
Every second Wednesday, the Queer The Room collective bring their bingo party to Common. A FREE monthly extravaganza that is all about bringing people together. There will plenty of prizes up for grabs but ONLY ONE will be crowned BINGO KWEEN!
This festive season, join Contact Theatre & Jackie Hagan for a new and exciting show for children aged 5+ (and the older ones who look after them!)
Drag Queen Story Time aims to capture the imagination and fun of the gender fluidity of childhood, while giving children a positive queer role model.
The Nightbus will be reading the story of Nimesh the Adventurer, written by Ranjit Singh. Nimesh is walking home from school, except there happens to be a shark in the corridor… and a dragon in the library!
Vada LGBTQI Community Theatre Company will host a theatre writing workshop at Chorlton Library, with Manchester playwright Stephen M. Hornby, the artistic director of Inkbrew Productions, and the National Playwright in Residence to LGBT History Month.
The annual World AIDS Day Vigil takes place in Sackville Park in the heart of the Gay Village. The candlelit event will begin at 7pm and marks 30 years of World AIDS Day. Hosted by the PaSH Partnership, promoting good sexual health across Greater Manchester.
A collection of new short films curated by Visual AIDS New York for Day With(out) Art 2018 portraying a broad variety of HIV activists, community organisers and support groups engaged in the fight against stigma and support for those living with the virus across the United States.