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QUEER CONTACT RETURNS 5-15 FEBRUARY 2015 - CLICK HERE FOR FULL LISTINGS

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.                                                                                                                                              

THANKS TO

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.

Shows relating to this project

QC2015: Amy and Rosana Cade - Sister

QC2015: Amy and Rosana Cade - Sister Read More

QC2015: David McAlmont and Guy Davies - Fingersnap Live

QC2015: David McAlmont and Guy Davies - Fingersnap LiveRead More

QC2015: Eggs Collective Get A Round

QC2015: Eggs Collective Get A RoundRead More

QC2015: DIVA - Let’s Talk About Sex Baby

QC2015: DIVA - Let’s Talk About Sex Baby Read More

QC2015: Queer Media Festival

QC2015: Queer Media FestivalRead More

QC2015: The House of Suarez Vogue Ball

QC2015: The House of Suarez Vogue BallRead More

QC2015: Witch*unt

QC2015: Witch*unt Read More

QC2015: Comedy Playground

QC2015: Comedy Playground Read More

QC2015: Polari

QC2015: PolariRead More

QC2015: Shortcuts - Tom Marshman and Ashley Knowles

QC2015: Shortcuts - Tom Marshman and Ashley Knowles Read More

QC2015: Kate O’Donnell - Big Girl’s Blouse

QC2015: Kate O’Donnell - Big Girl’s BlouseRead More

QC2015: Pagelight Productions: A Very Victorian Scandal

QC2015: Pagelight Productions: A Very Victorian ScandalRead More

QC2015: Mother’s Ruin - Mother Lovin’

QC2015: Mother’s Ruin - Mother Lovin’Read More

QC2015: Queer Youth Debate

QC2015: Queer Youth DebateRead More

QC2015: Justin Vivian Bond - Love Is Crazy

QC2015: Justin Vivian Bond - Love Is CrazyRead More

QC2015: Love Art

QC2015: Love ArtRead More

QC2015: Seeing Queerly - Shortbus

QC2015: Seeing Queerly - Shortbus Read More

Exhibitions relating to this project

George House Trust: HIV Activism on Paper

George House Trust: HIV Activism on PaperRead More

Pacitti Company: The SPILL Tarot

Pacitti Company: The SPILL TarotRead More

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