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.


story published on  Wed, 21 Dec 2016