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Queer Family Tea

Queer Family Tea

MANCHESTER GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATION QUEER FAMILY TEA ANNOUNCES RELAUNCH EVENT 

On October 28, local grassroots organization Queer Family Tea (QFT), a volunteer-led organization that provides a sober space for LGBTQIA+ individuals in Greater Manchester, will be hosting an event to celebrate the relaunch of the organization’s in-person engagements. QFT meets once a week to engage in diverse and engaging programming like cooking classes, as well as hosting regular cabaret events with guest performers and entertainers. All members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies are welcomed and encouraged to attend. 

The relaunch event, a cabaret night, will feature multiple local entertainers, including comedians and poets. The event will be hosted at the historic Victoria Baths and will kick off at 5 p.m. with a tour of the building and a homemade meal in the cafe. At 7:30 p.m., the cabaret will begin in the old swimming pool at the Baths, and guests can expect music, spoken word, drag kings and queens, dance, and comedy. The event will be a sober space and guests are asked to respect that. 

QFT’s founder, Karl Olsen, said: “We are so excited to be back in-person again for our events. The Manchester community deserves a safe, sober space for queer individuals of all kinds to gather and interact. After a difficult year apart, we are so grateful to be able to gather with each other again and celebrate the Manchester LGBTQIA+ community that is so special.” 

Accessibility and inclusivity are vital to the organization’s mission as well. The venue is accessible via wheelchair ramp and will include accessible restrooms as well. QFT will be resuming its weekly events and programming following the relaunch, with pay-as-you-can meals weekly, beginning at 7:00 pm every Thursday, and often featuring free programming, such as arts, performance, and much more.  

For more information on the relaunch event, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/qft-cabaret-tickets-184196836697 For more information on QFT and its upcoming events, please visit here

Published: 21-Oct-2021

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