Pride in Trafford is a new initiative for 2019, a partnership between the Mayor of Trafford, Trafford Council and Waterside Arts. The collective have curated a series of events to celebrate and explore identity and LGBTQ+ life in Trafford, to coincide with IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.)
Beyond Babel 2019 starts on Tuesday 7 May with Call Me by your Name, directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory, based on the novel by André Aciman.
Celebrated Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu’s feature is set to hit UK screens this April. With beautiful scenes connected through shades of fuchsia and violet, reflecting the femininity of the characters, this gentle film follows the development of love between two young women.
Set in Philadelphia, young black lesbian Cheryl works in a video store with her friend Tamara but is determined to make a documentary about forgotten uncredited black actress from the 1930s known only as ‘The Watermelon Woman’. This screening will be followed be a free, informal post-screening discussion led by Dr Monica Pearl.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The second annual Day With(out) Art supports, curates and celebrates cultural events across Greater Manchester that are using creativity to turn attention towards HIV and AIDS for World AIDS Day. Theatre, film, art, clubs, conversations and more are all featured. Please support these fantastic events and use the hashtag #DayWithoutArtMcr