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
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
Here’s another little teaser for our upcoming digital #QueeringTheWhitworth tours as Manchester comes together to celebrate our #LGBTQ+ communities over the @ManchesterPride weekend. pic.twitter.com/454N64AqYQ
— the Whitworth (@WhitworthArt) August 27, 2020
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
On the eve of #ManchesterPride weekend our Creative Director Mark Ball reflects on the experiences that have shaped him and on the journey of the LGBTQI+ community over the past three decades.🌈
Read below 👇 https://t.co/tsRSpnZotS
(image from Manchester Pride 2019) pic.twitter.com/onRfB4vAlq
— Manchester International Festival (@MIFestival) August 27, 2020