Queer Contact Festival 2017

Queer Contact Festival, 10-18 February 2017. Click here for full listings.

Dowload the festival brochure here.

2017 is an important year in British LGBT history as it marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of the Wolfenden Report that recommended that homosexual activity should no longer be a criminal offence. It also marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

Against this backdrop of historical significance, and the growing impact of worldwide politics on the rights of LGBT people, Queer Contact Festival returns for its ninth year, with a diverse and inclusive festival proudly celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender arts and culture in Greater Manchester as part of LGBT History Month.

Expect a packed programme of theatre, music, dance, cabaret, comedy, spoken word and visual art at venues across Greater Manchester featuring Le Gateau Chocolat, Baby Sol, David McAlmont, Kate O'Donnell, David Hoyle, Lucy Jane Parkinson, 201 Dance Company, FK Alexander, Dean Attta, Desiree Burch, The Lipsinkers and more.

Tickets from just £3 plus free events and exhibitions. For a list of multi-ticket/group offers click here.                 


The Big Lottery Fund, Manchester Pride/Superbia, Wellcome Trust, Richmond Tea Rooms, Pink Fringe, ON Bar, The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University, Archives+, Word of Warning, the Whitworth, Band on the Wall, The Proud Trust, LGBT Foundation, George House Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust, Cake Tin Foundation, Hideaway, and Barefoot Wine.

Queer Contact 2017 Media Partners are DIVA, Gay Times, Canal Street, Gaydio and Gaylife Manchester.

Queer Contact 2017 is produced by Barry Priest.

Shows relating to this project

QC17: Trans Creative

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QC17: Le Gateau Chocolat - Black

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QC17: Queer Youth Gathering

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QC17: LGBT Question Time

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QC17: Queer Comedy Night

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QC17: Milk presents - Joan

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QC17: 201 Dance Company - Smother

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QC17: Outspoken

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QC17: FK Alexander - (I could go on singing) over the rainbow

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QC17: David Hoyle - Diamond

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QC17: Mother’s Ruin

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QC17: Professor Alex Sharpe - Scary Monsters

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QC17: Wall to Wall Prince

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