Canal Street Online Manchester

Manchester Drag Symposium

Manchester Drag Symposium

The Manchester Drag Symposium aims to explore the impact of drag, in its many and diverse forms, as cultural history, as entertainment, as gender identity, as performance.

We have confirmed attendance from the following speakers:

Maiada Aboud – Performance Artist, Israel / London

Jacob Bloomfield – PhD Researcher, Manchester University & Drag Performer

Chris D’Bray – Performer & Drag Artist

Steven Dryden – The British Library

Dr. Mark Edward – Performance Artist & Researcher

Dr.. Stephen Farrier – Principal Lecturer, Central School of Speech & Drama, London

David Govier – Archivist, Archives+ Manchester & The British Library

Lisa Lee & Timberlina – Mother’s Ruin Producers / Bearded Drag Sensation, London & Manchester

Daniel Nield – PhD Researcher, Chester University

Joe Parslow – PhD Researcher, performer, Club Director

Holly Revell – Photographer, London

Life’s a Drag is a project developed by artist Jez Dolan to explore and celebrate the history of drag in Manchester, which aims to engage people in exploring this important and FABULOUS aspect of LGBT life. We are working with a number of partners in the city including Manchester Central Library / Archives+, Contact, the LGBT Foundation and many others, to create a lasting legacy of the history of drag in our city.

Life’s a Drag & The Manchester Drag Symposium are funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and supported by Manchester Libraries and Archives+

Refreshments will be provided. Please register for a free place here via the link below.

Read More

Published: 29-Dec-2016

Canal-st.co.uk Top Stories

Village Angels recruitment drive

Village Angels recruitment drive

Help to keep us all safe in the village by joining the Village Angels

Manchester Pride announce Spring benefit Line up

Manchester Pride announce Spring benefit Line up

Nadine Coyle and Gok Wan will both appear at the next Manchester Pride Spring benefit next May

Former Delicatezze becomes Rubys on Canal St

Former Delicatezze becomes Rubys on Canal St

Take a step over the bridge and into the glitz and glamour of Rubys

Oscars has new ownership

Oscars has new ownership

After almost a year in the planning Bruce Ward, owner of Oscars Bar, has taken one final bow