Festivals

Queer Contact

Queer Contact Festival, 4-15 February 2016. Click here for full listings.

The eighth annual Queer Contact Festival returns bigger than ever 4-15 February 2016, with a packed twelve day programme of events, celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender arts and culture in Greater Manchester as part of LGBT History Month. Expect theatre, music, dance, cabaret, comedy, spoken word, and visual art at Contact and beyond, including new collaborations with HOME, RNCM, and Band on the Wall, alongside a special site-specific performance in partnership with the Royal Exchange Theatre staged in a Manchester church.

This year’s festival explores sexuality, gender, religion, and history, with local, national and international artists including Erasure’s Andy Bell, US transgender performers and activists Kate Bornstein and Our Lady J, award-winning poet Jackie Kay, visual artists AL and AL (alongside BBC Philharmonic), plus new festival commissions from Debs Gatenby, Laurie Brown, and Jamie Fletcher and Company.

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

THANKS TO

The Heritage Lottery Fund, Manchester Pride/Superbia, Poptastic, Word of Warning, The Sexuality Summer School at University of Manchester, Humanities in Public, Manchester Metropolitan University, Band on the Wall, LGBT Foundation, HOME, RNCM, Bar Pop, Apples and Snakes, the Writing School at MMU, Royal Exchange Theatre, George House Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust, LGBT Youth North West, Cake Tin Foundation, Richmond Tea Rooms, Royal Exchange Theatre, and Barefoot Wine.

Queer Contact 2016 Media Partners are DIVA, Gay Times, Canal Street, and Gaydio.

Queer Contact 2016 is produced by Barry Priest.

Shows relating to this project

QC16: Jez Dolan - Life's a Drag

QC16: Jez Dolan - Life's a DragRead More

QC16: Andy Bell is Saint Torsten

QC16: Andy Bell is Saint TorstenRead More

QC16: Eilidh MacAskill - STUD

QC16: Eilidh MacAskill - STUD Read More

QC16: Kate Bornstein - On Men, Women and the Rest of Us

QC16: Kate Bornstein - On Men, Women and the Rest of UsRead More

QC16: A Queer Revue!

QC16: A Queer Revue!Read More

QC16: Kate Bornstein - My Gender Workshop

QC16: Kate Bornstein - My Gender WorkshopRead More

QC16: AL and AL - Icarus at the Edge of Time

QC16: AL and AL - Icarus at the Edge of Time Read More

QC16: LGBT Question Time

QC16: LGBT Question TimeRead More

QC16: Comedy Playground

QC16: Comedy PlaygroundRead More

QC16: Jamal Gerald - FaDoubleGot

QC16: Jamal Gerald - FaDoubleGotRead More

QC16: Outspoken

QC16: OutspokenRead More

QC16: Laurie Brown - The Daily Grind

QC16: Laurie Brown - The Daily Grind Read More

QC16: Debs Gatenby - A Place Called Happiness

QC16: Debs Gatenby - A Place Called HappinessRead More

QC16: Jamie Fletcher and Company - Dancing Bear

QC16: Jamie Fletcher and Company - Dancing Bear Read More

QC16: Mother’s Ruin – Loved Up!

QC16: Mother’s Ruin – Loved Up!Read More

QC16: Queer Youth Debate

QC16: Queer Youth DebateRead More

QC16: Our Lady J - For The Love Of Gospel

QC16: Our Lady J - For The Love Of GospelRead More

QC16: The Gospel According To Jesus, Queen of Heaven

QC16: The Gospel According To Jesus, Queen of HeavenRead More

QC16: The Library - For The Love of Drag

QC16: The Library - For The Love of DragRead More

Exhibitions relating to this project

QC16: Khalil West and Ajamu - I Am For You Can Enjoy

QC16: Khalil West and Ajamu - I Am For You Can EnjoyRead More

QC16: Lee Baxter/George House Trust - George Turns 30

QC16: Lee Baxter/George House Trust - George Turns 30Read More

QC16: Wretched Ginger Boy - #ManchesterQueens

QC16: Wretched Ginger Boy - #ManchesterQueensRead More

QC16: AL and AL - Incidents of Travel in the Multiverse

QC16: AL and AL - Incidents of Travel in the MultiverseRead More

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