Rainbow Noir is a social, peer support and community action group in Manchester for people of colour who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI).
For 6 and a half years Rainbow Noir have been building community, undertaking activism, making art, pushing for change and increasing visibility for LGBTQI people of colour in Manchester, the North and the UK.
To celebrate the life and achievements of Rainbow Noir and to further the project of visibility for LGBTQI people of colour in our city, Rainbow Noir present a month-long exhibition at Manchester Central Library, produced by Rainbow Noir in partnership with Superbia at Manchester Pride.
For this exhibition, artist and curator Leo Hermitt has brought together images, words, artefacts, stories and belongings from the Rainbow Noir family to create a rich and celebratory overview of a diverse community. ‘Journey’ is an interactive installation, inviting you in to share your journeys, memories and interactions with Rainbow Noir too.
The exhibition is free to attend and will run from Saturday 24 August until Wednesday 18 September.