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 at www.mandragsymp.eventbrite.co.uk
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