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Nana's Day 2021

Nana's Day 2021

Barpop remembers the drag legend Nana with a live stream.

Published: Fri, 26 Feb 2021

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Manchester Pride to go ahead in 2021

Manchester Pride to go ahead in 2021

LGBTQ+ Charity Announces Dates for August Bank Holiday Festival

Published: Fri, 26 Feb 2021

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Limited edition It's a Sin prints

Limited edition It's a Sin prints

With 50% of all sales will go directly to George House Trust.

Published: Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Happy Birthday Queer as Folk

Happy Birthday Queer as Folk

We acknowledge the anniversary of Queer as Folk by Russell T Davies

Published: Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Joanna Lumley and Stephen Fry join The Picture of Dorian Gray cast

Joanna Lumley and Stephen Fry join The Picture of Dorian Gray cast

New version brings Dorian Gray into the age of Instagram, Facebook and dating apps

Published: Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Every Day for Bisexual Health Awareness Month and Women’s History Month

Every Day for Bisexual Health Awareness Month and Women’s History Month

The latest heart-wrenching story released by our friends at Les Flicks

Published: Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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15th year for Sugar and Spice

15th year for Sugar and Spice

LGBT Foundation women's programme presents

Published: Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Joe Black tour announced

Joe Black tour announced

Joe Black invites you to indulge in a gloriously raucous gin soaked musical cabaret extravaganza.

Published: Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Turn on Fest announce rescheduled dates

Turn on Fest announce rescheduled dates

The fully online line up is announced for 17th-28th March

Published: Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Happy Valley Pride Presents Spring 2021 Digital Line Up

Happy Valley Pride Presents Spring 2021 Digital Line Up

The line-up includes local performers, award winning artists and international stars of stage and screen.

Published: Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Dean Thomas-Lowde shares his experiences in schools

Dean Thomas-Lowde shares his experiences in schools

Dean Thomas-Lowde reflects on LGBT+ History Month and the need to educate our children.

Published: Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Join Lesbian couple Soph & Gabs for QU.EAR

Join Lesbian couple Soph & Gabs for QU.EAR

We are delighted to bring you news of a brand new COMING OUT podcast.

Published: Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Do you remember the City Barge Restaurant?

Do you remember the City Barge Restaurant?

Another peek at yesteryear and how the Gay Village used to look.

Published: Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Theatre Chef Leo Burtin takes us on a culinary journey

Theatre Chef Leo Burtin takes us on a culinary journey

Manchester Jewish Museum gives audiences a “flavour” of what to expect in the new museum

Published: Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Russell T Davies And Actor Nathaniel J. Hall chat

Russell T Davies And Actor Nathaniel J. Hall chat

LGBTQ+ Charity Manchester Pride Releases Interview Between Writer Russell T Davies And Actor Nathaniel J. Hall Filmed Before 2021 Runaway Success ‘It’s A Sin” Hit Screens

Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2021

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It's a Gay Thing launches

It's a Gay Thing launches

Owner and creator, Ryan Fanthorpe, has worked in hospitality since he was 19 and now charts a brand new business venture

Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2021

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Babylon 2021 - Queer as Folk 22 Year Celebration!

Babylon 2021 - Queer as Folk 22 Year Celebration!

Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2021

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A New Look For The New Levenshulme

A New Look For The New Levenshulme

Colin Campbell and Chris Thompson announce a brand new look for The levenshulme

Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2021

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Yesteryear series: No 2

Yesteryear series: No 2

This week we look at village stalwart the New Union.

Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2021

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Val McDermid for Coast is Queer

Val McDermid for Coast is Queer

Val will be interviewed by Rosie Garland

Published: Thu, 4 Feb 2021

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The Gay Village: Yesteryear

The Gay Village: Yesteryear

We begin a series of archive imagines courtesy of our friends at Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives and Manchester City Council

Published: Thu, 4 Feb 2021

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Manchester Libraries Celebrates LGBTQ History Month

Manchester Libraries Celebrates LGBTQ History Month

Check out the full and varied line up planned at Manc Libraries for LGBT History month

Published: Thu, 4 Feb 2021

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Lesflicks celebrates LGBT history month

Lesflicks celebrates LGBT history month

Find out more about what is planned to celebrate women in film

Published: Thu, 4 Feb 2021

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Russell T Davies chats to Paul Fairweather for GHT

Russell T Davies chats to Paul Fairweather for GHT

We were delighted to join a large number of others earlier this week to hear these men share so many anecdotes and experiences.

Published: Thu, 4 Feb 2021

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Hate Crime Awareness Week and HIV Testing Week

Hate Crime Awareness Week and HIV Testing Week

It is a busy time of year and we are delighted to share the attached information. Stay safe.

Published: Sat, 30 Jan 2021

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BFI LGBTQ Festival

BFI LGBTQ Festival

BFI FLARE: LONDON LGBTIQ+ FILM FESTIVAL 2021 Dates & Format Announcement

Published: Thu, 28 Jan 2021

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In conversation with Russell T. Davies

In conversation with Russell T. Davies

Fans of award-winning writer and TV producer Russell T. Davies will have a unique chance to attend this event

Published: Thu, 28 Jan 2021

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Bar Pop set up fundraiser for local artists

Bar Pop set up fundraiser for local artists

Read more about this initiative from John and the team at Barpop.

Published: Thu, 28 Jan 2021

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Dibby Theatre to offer bursary's

Dibby Theatre to offer bursary's

Talent development with Dibby Theatre

Published: Thu, 28 Jan 2021

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Pride Out and Pride Sports cycling initiative

Pride Out and Pride Sports cycling initiative

Join the chat to discuss the future of LGBTQ+ #cycling network across the UK

Published: Thu, 28 Jan 2021

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LGBT History Month items

LGBT History Month items

Selection of planned events to celebrate LGBT History Month 2021

Published: Thu, 28 Jan 2021

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Andy Burnham invites you to celebrate this important commemoration.

Published: Tue, 26 Jan 2021

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Emma Goswell: Coming Out Stories

Emma Goswell: Coming Out Stories

Emma is so proud of and thankful to all the wonderful LGBTQ people who shared their stories with her

Published: Fri, 22 Jan 2021

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It's a Sin by Russell T Davies

It's a Sin by Russell T Davies

The waiting is over as 'It's a Sin' hits our TV screens this week.

Published: Thu, 21 Jan 2021

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Manchester Village Stories

Manchester Village Stories

The Manchester Village Stories Project

Published: Thu, 21 Jan 2021

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Les Flicks shortlist for inaugural awards

Les Flicks shortlist for inaugural awards

The inaugural Lesflicks Film Awards 2021 announces its shortlist!

Published: Thu, 21 Jan 2021

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First homelessness service for LGBTQ+ community opens in Manchester

First homelessness service for LGBTQ+ community opens in Manchester

Greater Manchester’s first commissioned homeless service for people identifying as LGBTQ+ and experiencing homelessness has opened in the region

Published: Thu, 21 Jan 2021

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£37m scheme to create a new community in Manchester’s New Cross district

£37m scheme to create a new community in Manchester’s New Cross district

CAPITAL&CENTRIC and Kamani Property Group submit plans for new Swan Street community

Published: Thu, 21 Jan 2021

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Have you seen our new look Instagram page?

Have you seen our new look Instagram page?

Are you a user on Instagram?

Published: Fri, 15 Jan 2021

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Learn new skills with Gaydio

Learn new skills with Gaydio

Gaydio’s work club is open to anyone who’s 50 + and looking to improve their prospects via Friends of Dorothy

Published: Fri, 15 Jan 2021

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Social impact developer Capital&Centric announce New Cross

Social impact developer Capital&Centric announce New Cross

CAPITAL&CENTRIC and Kamani launch consultation on Swan Street community

Published: Fri, 15 Jan 2021

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Simone French and drag legend Cheddar Gorgeous to reboot 'MIF Matchmakers'.

Simone French and drag legend Cheddar Gorgeous to reboot 'MIF Matchmakers'.

Matchmakers is a creative date-line to help local artists find the perfect collaborative match

Published: Wed, 13 Jan 2021

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Tribeca launch a raffle

Tribeca launch a raffle

Win a £1000 bar tab to spend at Tribeca

Published: Mon, 11 Jan 2021

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Visual art, dance, mental health, music and drag created by Manchester based artists

Visual art, dance, mental health, music and drag created by Manchester based artists

Manchester Pride Supports 11 Local Talent With Series Of Commissions From Marginalised LGBTQ+ Artists And Communities

Published: Wed, 23 Dec 2020

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Rainbow Planters for Gay Village

Rainbow Planters for Gay Village

Friends of Manchester’s Gay Village bring some rainbow cheer to our Gay Village

Published: Wed, 23 Dec 2020

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Turn On Fest 2021 POSTPONED.

Turn On Fest 2021 POSTPONED.

HOPE MILL THEATRE ANNOUNCES POSTPONEMENT

Published: Wed, 23 Dec 2020

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Live Stream from Culture Club

Live Stream from Culture Club

Boy George leads the band for this global stream at the weekend.

Published: Thu, 17 Dec 2020

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Cruz 101 live streams for the festives

Cruz 101 live streams for the festives

Cheddar Gorgeous leads the line up

Published: Thu, 17 Dec 2020

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Drag Race Dutch queens are coming to the UK in 2021

Drag Race Dutch queens are coming to the UK in 2021

Drag Race Holland's Top 6 will sashay into the UK inc Manchester.

Published: Thu, 17 Dec 2020

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CALENDAR QUEERS 2021

CALENDAR QUEERS 2021

Beau-Azra and Rudy Mead have created a stunning calendar featuring so many familiar faces.

Published: Thu, 17 Dec 2020

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Hand to Hand Combat released highlighting domestic violence rise

Hand to Hand Combat released highlighting domestic violence rise

Online release of short film 'Hand to Hand' to raise awareness of domestic abuse.

Published: Thu, 17 Dec 2020

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McFly, The Vamps and classical legend Alfie Boe to Trentham next year

McFly, The Vamps and classical legend Alfie Boe to Trentham next year

TRENTHAM LIVE 2021 announces three great events set over one weekend featuring a stellar line-up of artists.

Published: Thu, 17 Dec 2020

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Sackville Gardens at Xmas

Sackville Gardens at Xmas

Some festive cheer against the background of lockdown restrictions.

Published: Fri, 11 Dec 2020

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Doing buses differently in GM? Read more here

Doing buses differently in GM? Read more here

Greater Manchester launches consultation on bus reform proposals in light of new report on Covid-19

Published: Fri, 11 Dec 2020

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New, extended Gay Pride Shop

New, extended Gay Pride Shop

Manchester’s Gay Pride Shop expands again!

Published: Wed, 9 Dec 2020

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Superbia spotlight series

Superbia spotlight series

Manchester Pride Supports 11 Local Talent With Series Of Commissions From Marginalised LGBTQ+ Artists And Communities

Published: Wed, 9 Dec 2020

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NHS adult gender service for Greater Manchester

NHS adult gender service for Greater Manchester

Primary care based new service across our region

Published: Wed, 9 Dec 2020

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Are you over 50?

Are you over 50?

We take a look at the various announcements and activities for this important part of our community

Published: Wed, 9 Dec 2020

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Mavericks announce 2021 tour

Mavericks announce 2021 tour

MULTIPLE CMA & GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCE 2021 TOUR.

Published: Wed, 9 Dec 2020

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The Online Queer Bookstore Our Community’s Been Asking For

The Online Queer Bookstore Our Community’s Been Asking For

A New Dedicated LGBTQ+ Online Bookshop & Blogsite Opens Its Doors.

Published: Tue, 8 Dec 2020

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Uk tour for Swan Song by Jonathan Harvey

Uk tour for Swan Song by Jonathan Harvey

ONE-MAN COMEDY BY JONATHAN HARVEY TO TOUR ENGLAND IN FEBRUARY

Published: Tue, 8 Dec 2020

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Indoor Christmas Market Launches 6th December

Indoor Christmas Market Launches 6th December

TriBeCa will be opening its doors from Saturday 5th December

Published: Thu, 3 Dec 2020

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Collabro tour dates announced inc The Lowry

Collabro tour dates announced inc The Lowry

Greatest hits UK tour for Oct/Nov 2021

Published: Thu, 3 Dec 2020

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Rude Girl and CC: The roar of queer women of colour

Rude Girl and CC: The roar of queer women of colour

New EP kicks out against oppression against the LGBTQ+ community and racial minorities

Published: Thu, 3 Dec 2020

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LGBT Foundation for night only

LGBT Foundation for night only

LGBT Foundation Festive Fabulosa -Thursday 10th December

Published: Thu, 3 Dec 2020

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Congratulations to Village businesses who lit up Red

Congratulations to Village businesses who lit up Red

Canal St venues light up with a Red hue to recognise World Aids Day.

Published: Thu, 3 Dec 2020

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Gramercy House

Gramercy House

We introduce you to the release of 10 new rental apartments just off Canal St.

Published: Thu, 3 Dec 2020

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Lgbt Foundation and Gaddum

Lgbt Foundation and Gaddum

ADVOCACY GROUP FOR LGBT CARERS LAUNCHED TO MARK CARERS RIGHTS DAY

Published: Thu, 26 Nov 2020

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World Aids Day 2020

World Aids Day 2020

World AIDS Day, founded in 1988, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV

Published: Thu, 26 Nov 2020

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Mind Your Head – LGTQ+ Mental Health Event

Mind Your Head – LGTQ+ Mental Health Event

Happy Valley Pride presents a special LGBTQ+ focussed online mental health panel as part of their winter season of events.

Published: Thu, 26 Nov 2020

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In Equal Parts: World AIDS Day 2020

In Equal Parts: World AIDS Day 2020

Meet The HIV Activists From Manchester Determined To End HIV Stigma For Good

Published: Mon, 23 Nov 2020

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Kampus wins national placemaking award

Kampus wins national placemaking award

Kampus - the new £250m garden neighbourhood being developed in central Manchester by Capital & Centric and HBD – has won a coveted national placemaking award.

Published: Fri, 20 Nov 2020

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Divina De Campo auction dresses for HIV charity

Divina De Campo auction dresses for HIV charity

Published: Wed, 18 Nov 2020

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Diversity in cycling: Time to face the facts

Diversity in cycling: Time to face the facts

An open letter: It’s time to face the facts, there is a concerning and unacceptable lack of equality, diversity and inclusion in cycling

Published: Wed, 18 Nov 2020

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Salford Pride are excited to announce their event TDOR:

Salford Pride are excited to announce their event TDOR:

Hosted by proud black trans woman & YouTuber Alexis Meshida, TDoR: Embrace & Empowerment

Published: Wed, 18 Nov 2020

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Greater Manchester HIV Testing Week and WAD Vigil update

Greater Manchester HIV Testing Week and WAD Vigil update

Greater Manchester dedicates a week to HIV testing as part of its plan to end all new cases of HIV in a Generation

Published: Wed, 18 Nov 2020

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Here4U Campaign with Dan Westwood

Here4U Campaign with Dan Westwood

Our Becca Hamilton caught up with Mental wellbeing campaigner Dan Westwood

Published: Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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A Grand Auction of my Life at HOME Manchester

A Grand Auction of my Life at HOME Manchester

David Hoyle seeks to examine the past

Published: Fri, 13 Nov 2020

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New name announced for a very special train

New name announced for a very special train

Avanti West Coast reveal chosen name for Pride train

Published: Fri, 13 Nov 2020

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LGBT Job Coaching – FREE Employability Support

LGBT Job Coaching – FREE Employability Support

Health and well-being support for the LGBTQ unemployed now available

Published: Fri, 13 Nov 2020

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Miriam Margolyes stars in a love story between two Land Army girls

Miriam Margolyes stars in a love story between two Land Army girls

IRIS PRIZE LGBT+ FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE AUDIENCE AWARD

Published: Fri, 13 Nov 2020

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HIV: Lets sort this together

HIV: Lets sort this together

The PaSH Partnership are launching Greater Manchester HIV Testing Week from the 16th -22nd November.

Published: Fri, 13 Nov 2020

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Gaelic and LGBTQ equality singer Marcas Mac

Gaelic and LGBTQ equality singer Marcas Mac

Gaelic singer Marcas Mac is set to blast onto the commercial scene as a solo artist

Published: Fri, 13 Nov 2020

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Chanukah Lewinsky leads a series of events for the Jewish Museum

Chanukah Lewinsky leads a series of events for the Jewish Museum

Manchester Jewish Museum launches brand new Trailblazer Arts Season

Published: Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Light up the stage for next generation

Light up the stage for next generation

Contact Theatre needs you. Read why here?

Published: Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Design Manchester returns on 12-16 November with DM20: Go Global, Stay Local

Design Manchester returns on 12-16 November with DM20: Go Global, Stay Local

This year Design Manchester’s annual celebration of creativity and design, DM20, is going global

Published: Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Happy Birthday Mermaids

Happy Birthday Mermaids

This week we say “Happy 25th Birthday” to Mermaids

Published: Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Trans Rights are Human Rights and The Role of Pride in Race Equality

Trans Rights are Human Rights and The Role of Pride in Race Equality

The UK’s most prominent activists discuss cancel culture, transphobia, the importance of joint activism, feminism and white supremacy in pride.

Published: Mon, 2 Nov 2020

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Forever Not Maybe released by Les Flicks

Forever Not Maybe released by Les Flicks

Lesflicks is proud to release Forever Not Maybe, a romantic drama feature film, available to watch from 12 November 2020

Published: Thu, 29 Oct 2020

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Turn on Fest returns for 2021

Turn on Fest returns for 2021

TURN ON FEST is once again keen to showcase a range of work and hear from artists from a range of backgrounds

Published: Thu, 29 Oct 2020

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Homotopia 2020

Homotopia 2020

Art, Activism and Allyship in action with Homotopia in Liverpool.

Published: Thu, 29 Oct 2020

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50 Windows of Creativity - A City To Be Proud In

50 Windows of Creativity - A City To Be Proud In

Lee Baxter is joining a raft of Mancunian artists for a new art trail across the city centre.

Published: Thu, 29 Oct 2020

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MCR Monsters to return this Halloween

MCR Monsters to return this Halloween

Giant inflatable monsters unveiled in Manchester as city prepares for Halloween this weekend

Published: Thu, 29 Oct 2020

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Drag Queen story time 2020

Drag Queen story time 2020

Manchester Pride showcases story time with Drag Queen Auntie Anna P to provide LGBTQ+ representation in storytelling for children during half term

Published: Fri, 23 Oct 2020

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Happy Valley Pride Announce New Digital Events

Happy Valley Pride Announce New Digital Events

Happy Valley Pride has announced new series of online events all by established artists

Published: Fri, 23 Oct 2020

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Salford Pride launch Chit Chat

Salford Pride launch Chit Chat

ChitChat welcomes all members of the LGBT+ community to come together and meet

Published: Fri, 23 Oct 2020

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Swan Song with Andrew Lancel to tour

Swan Song with Andrew Lancel to tour

One-man comedy by Jonathan Harvey to tour socially distanced venues

Published: Fri, 23 Oct 2020

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New music from Paul Usher

New music from Paul Usher

Blistering new single. ‘Time Don’t Heal’ is an acerbic yet soulful heartbreak bop

Published: Fri, 23 Oct 2020

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MAKE A SCENE in your own home

MAKE A SCENE in your own home

Make a scene (in your own home) - Scream on Saturday 24th October 2020

Published: Fri, 23 Oct 2020

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Once Upon A Poem: LGBT poems

Once Upon A Poem: LGBT poems

Carol Sapiano has written this saucy book of LGBT Poems

Published: Fri, 23 Oct 2020

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