Events in February 2017

Arts Award Drop


Work your way through Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Awards to explore the arts, develop your skills and become a creative leader.

£13 FULL // £7 CONC.

A 20 Stories High and Contact Co-production. 'I Told My Mum I Was Going On An R.E Trip…’ explores what seems to be one of society’s last taboos.

Media Drop (2017)


MCs, DJs, vocalists, poets and music producers! Collaborate, build your skills, share tracks and material in person and online.

Technique (2017)


Develop skills in lighting, sound and technical theatre led by our professional technicians.

Level Up: Music Project (2017)


Develop music production skills working with industry professionals to arrange, mix, produce and record music.

Young Identity (2017)


Write, create and perform with Manchester’s premiere young spoken word performers.

£11 FULL // £6 CONC.

A celebration of new transgender performance curated by Kate O’Donnell

QC17: Bollox - Power Ballad Disco

£6 [+£1.20 booking fee]

Power Ballad Disco where belting out the lyrics to the saddest songs and punching clenched fists to the sky are highly encouraged.

QC17: Queer Comedy Night

£13 FULL // £7 CONC.

Tickle your funny bone as some of the UK’s best stand-up comics join us to kick off the second week of the festival in style.

£13 FULL // £7 CONC.

An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, this is Joan of Arc – possibly the world’s first drag king.

QC17: Outspoken

£9 FULL // £6 CONC.

A very special showcase of queer spoken word,poetry and literature in the beautiful setting of Manchester Central Library.

QC17: David Hoyle - Diamond

£15 FULL // £10 CONC.

Diamond is an unforgiving queer performance of sexuality and British culture exploring LGBT history from 1957 to 2017.

QC17: Mother’s Ruin

£12 FULL // £8 CONC.

Alt-queer performance platform Mother’s Ruin returns with an anarchic night of queer comedy mayhem.

QC17: A Queer Revue!

£6 [+£1.20 booking fee]

A Queer Revue! teams up with Make A Scene and backstreet diva discotheque Drunk At Vogue for the 2017 Queer Contact Festival Special.

QC17: Wall to Wall Prince

£15 FULL // £10 CONC.

A celebration of the music of his Purple Highness featuring David McAlmont and Baby Sol on vocals, Janette Mason (MD) and an all-star band.

£13 FULL // £7 CONC.

A thrilling new play about motherhood and blood ties, between women and across nations, in a brave new world.

Imani Jendai: SpeechLess

£11 FULL // £6 CONC.

Using tap, mime and physical theatre, Imani Jendai charts her journey from child to woman during 60s, 70s and 80s England.

Future Fires: Short Course


Future Fires Short Course is a two day course designed to help you develop ideas for arts projects in your community.

Exhibitions in February 2017

FAKE TRASH: Who's Bad?


Explore what it is to be bad in a new photographic exhibit marrying queer culture and high fashion.


New photography and video exploring the lives of LGBT young people in Greater Manchester.

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