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.
Dance Yourself Clean & Kiss Me Again return for a special party: join them in a world of colour, untrammelled love and Mancunian magic.
Should we have kids, or not?
George and Nir are a real-life same-sex couple trying to answer a question many of us face. Every consideration — adoption, surrogacy, co-parenting, the environmental impact of childbirth, the fears and anxieties, how the past affects parenting and much, much more — brings with it a succession of ethical challenges.
Truth To Power Café is a performance event mixing memoir, image, poetry, music, and live and spontaneous testimony from participants speaking truth to power in response to the question ‘Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?'
Legendary lesbian feminist company Split Britches revisit over three decades of work in their production Retro(per)spective, a compact gem of a show that, makes the politics of gender and sexuality and the humour of human relations accessible to all ages and persuasions.
Come and listen to Christine Burns MBE talk through the history of the last 50-60 years with a Q&A session afterwards.
“The Washing Up is touring to Manchester! It is a performance created and performed by people in addiction recovery, and we would like to invite you to an accompanying workshop where we will investigate your stories and washing up experiences with the possibility of including them in our show.”
“We have created a speed dating event for just for boys with games, entertainment, treats and lots of laughs- where none of us will be taking ourselves too seriously and we will make space for our mischievous inner child. Activities include anything from silly games, crafty collaborations and raucous banter. “
“Play Dating is the brainchild of two disillusioned modern daters, looking for an antidote to endless swiping and tedious speed dating events, filling out forms and whinging about work. We believe dating should be fun and exciting, not another admin chore!”
Join Islington Mill Art Academy for a free screening of two films, each one made by working collaboratively with people, each exploring journeys of recovery and sense-making.
As the ground-breaking series celebrates its 20th anniversary, creator Russell T. Davies is joined by executive producer Nicola Shindler and original stars Antony Cotton (Alexander) and Carla Henry (Donna) in an intimate conversation and Q&A, chaired by Julie Hesmondhalgh.
To coincide with LGBT History Month, The Whitworth will be running a tour that will take in eleven works from our collection, stretching from Renaissance prints to contemporary wallpaper, some of which are currently on display in our exhibitions. Stories will be retold from ancient Rome, the effects on people implicated in the first public debate on homosexuality in the 1700’s, and remember forgotten artists that were once celebrated in their time.
This short talk by Abigail Ward will highlight keys moments in Jayne County’s life, whilst celebrating her enormous influence on glam, punk and 80s pop. It will feature previously unheard interview clips and of photos of her time in Manchester, courtesy of guitarist Paul Wainwright.
Join this guided tour of 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.
Join in for an extremely rare opportunity to view INVISIBLE WOMEN, a short documentary exploring the untold story of the North West’s LGBTQ past over the last 50 years through two women’s incredible journey of rebellion and activism. The screening will also be accompanied by a post-screening discussion, joined by the film's producer, Joe Ingham, and by Luchia and Angela themselves.
A talk from Glyn Salton-Cox explores the contemporary problem of populism, arguing we can learn important lessons from the queer radicalism of the 1930s that can help formulate strategies of resistance to today’s multi-layered oppressions in both Britain and the US.