Celebrate Pride 2020 online with HOME

With Manchester Pride 2020 postponed, and an Alternative Manchester Pride Festival taking place online we wanted to share a look back at last year’s Pride Parade and share some videos and events you can enjoy at home this weekend.

To Equality and Beyond!

First up, we spoke to theatre maker Lane Paul Stewart who created HOME’s winning 2019 Pride Parade entry.

I was inspired to contribute a proposal that had personal importance to me, especially as 2019 was the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, the explosive revolutionary catalyst for the LGBT+ rights movement and Pride itself

Read his full interview here: To Equality and Beyond! and view our Flickr album of photos from the day below

Manchester Pride Parade 2019

Insane Animals Chat and “Gay For You” Lockdown Special Edition

We had a little chat with Bourgeois & Maurice to talk about their lockdown experiences and the making of Insane Animals – you can watch their chat with Jude Christian here:

And don’t miss the special lockdown edition of their super-catchy song from Insane Animals – “Gay For You”

The Shiny Shrimps

Last year we hosted a Q&A with co-director and Shiny Shrimp Cédric Le Gallo and actor Geoffrey Couët – one question from an audience member seemed particularly relevant.

Queer Games Online Workshop

As part of our Homemakers events, on Sat 29 Aug 2020 at 1pm join Plaster Cast Theatre Company and Cerian Wilshere-Davies for Queer Games, a free, relaxed workshop, full of drama games and gentle participation, all about having fun, playing and getting some respite in this current climate.
Sign up here: Queer Games Workshop.


Celebrating across the city

Across the city here’s a look at how some other cultural organisations will be celebrating Pride digitally this weekend!

Queering The Whitworth

The Whitworth are running digital tours across the weekend, follow them on social media to join in #QueeringTheWhitworth

Manchester Museum Queer Tales: Myths and Monsters

Manchester Museum’s celebrations include in a fabulous, family friendly digital drag show, Queer Tales: Myths and Monsters. Watch below and check out their Queering Manchester Museum web pages for extras.

Manchester International Festival: Queer In This Together