Thursday 5 to Sunday 15 February 2015, celebrating LGBT History Month in Manchester.
On-sale from Friday 14 November, 10am. Tickets from £5 plus Free events and exhibitions.
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. The 2015 programme is our biggest yet.
It includes stunning music from British soul sensation David McAlmont (opening the festival), and the UK premiere of Love is Crazy from New York’s Justin Vivian Bond as a part of a Valentine’s weekend to remember.
The programme also features compelling theatre about sexual and gender identity, society's obsession with age, and family - both the family you’re born into and the family you choose - in Sister from Amy and Rosana Cade, Big Girl’s Blouse from Kate O’Donnell, Eggs Collective Get A Round, and Shortcuts by Tom Marshman and Ashley Knowles.
There’s also alternative cabaret from Mother’s Ruin; a screening of cult classic movie, Shortbus; comedy from Joe Lycett (Celebrity Juice, 8 Out of 10 Cats), Shazia Mirza (Have I Got News For You, The Wright Stuff), Tom Allen (who recently supported Sarah Millican) and more in Comedy Playground; club nights, spoken word, debates, art, and, burning up Manchester’s dancefloors bigger than ever after sold out events across the North West, The House of Suarez Vogue Ball.
The full programme is listed below if you're on the full website or click here if you are on our mobile site.
Queer Contact 2015 has been 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 are DIVA, Gay Times, Canal Street, Gaydio, SEEN Liverpool and La Vida.
Queer Contact 2015 is proud to be a part of Manchester in Love and the First National Festival of LGBT History.
Queer Contact 2015 has been produced for Contact by Barry Priest.