Each February, as part of LGBT History Month, Contact brings you a festival of events spanning performance genres and including both emerging artists and the best of established UK and international work.
Previous festivals have featured Justin Vivian Bond, David McAlmont, The Tiger Lillies, Jackie Kay, Craig Hill, Bourgeois and Maurice, Bryony Kimmings, David Hoyle, Scottee, Myra Dubois, Rosie Wilby, Dickie Beau, Jonathan Mayor, Rosie Lugosi, Dominic Berry, Eggs Collective and more.
Queer Contact Festival 2016 will return 4-13 Feb 2016, with events taking place at Contact and elsewhere in the city. Full details of the programme will be released in November 2015.
Queer Contact 2015 was made possible with the support of the Wellcome Collection, Manchester Pride, Southbank Centre, Pink Fringe, Brighton Dome, Word of Warning, IHSSR/MMU, The BFI, Film Hub NWC, MacDonald Hotels and Resorts, Sexuality Summer School at University of Manchester, Apples and Snakes, Camden People’s Theatre, Royal Exchange Theatre, MDI, The Lesbian and Gay Foundation, George House Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust, LGBT Youth North West, Cake Tin Foundation, Queer Media Festival, The Village Business Association, and Barefoot Wine.
Queer Contact 2015 Media Partners were DIVA, Gay Times, Canal Street, Gaydio, SEEN Liverpool and La Vida.
Queer Contact 2015 was produced for Contact by Barry Priest.