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Pilot Light TV Festival at HOME


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Pilot Light TV Festival at HOME

Pilot Light celebrates all things television. See below for excellent LGBT+ highlights from this year's line-up or check out the full festival here

Thu 16 May 2019 -

17:05 The Trans Glass Ceiling in TV (HOME Event Space)
A panel asking how we can speed trans visibility along and shatter the trans ceiling in TV. Led by Manchester based organisation Trans Creative, its artistic director Kate O’Donnell will be asking what steps need to be made by the industry to stop misrepresentation when Trans people deserve better roles and programs.

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Fri 17 May 2019 -

19:30 10 Years of RuPaul’s Drag Race (HOME Theatre)

Grace Barber-Plentie leads a special guest panel for a retrospective eleganza as they look back on the first 10 years of Drag Race and its gargantuan global impact with a selection of specially curated and created clips from RuCaps! Grace will be joined by Season 3 queen Stacy Layne Matthews, creator of RuCaps Lee Dawson and art historian Ferren Gipson.

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23:00 Drag Race Birthday Eleganza Extravaganza with Stacy Layne Matthews (Gorilla)

Following our panel at HOME we will be holding a RuPaul's Drag Race themed birthday party at Gorilla hosted by, and with an exclusive Manchester one-off special performance from, the one and only Stacey Layne Matthews! There will be tunes playing all night from your favourite past contestants, legendary divas & groups; expect party games, lip sync karaoke, iconic moments on the big screen and performances from our iconic host henny!

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Sun 19 May 2019 -

15:30 My Trans TV (HOME Events Space)

This is My Trans TV with Kate O'Donnell, a Manchester based trans performer, writer and activist. Join us as we look back back at a lifetime’s worth of trans TV moments and what they meant to her. She will also be performing an excerpt from her show Hayley and Me featuring the iconic Hayley Cropper from Coronation street.

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Earlier Event: May 15
Trojan Horse / Rainbow Flag
Later Event: May 18
Pride on the Range