About In Conversation: Carl Austin-Behan OBE & Nathaniel Hall

Don't miss this unique opportunity to engage with two exceptional advocates, as they inspire us all with their stories of resilience, courage, and the power of community.

Join us for a remarkable evening as we present this In Conversation event with Carl Austin-Behan OBE, Manchester’s first openly gay Lord Mayor, Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Community Ambassador for the LGBT Foundation, Ambassador for The Proud Trust and George House Trust, and Nathaniel J Hall, freelance theatre-maker, writer, performer, director, producer and HIV activist.

Together, they will take us on a journey through 50 years of LGBTQ+ history, activism, and progress.

Carl and Nathaniel will share their personal stories, shedding light on their individual experiences, as well as delving into pivotal moments and milestones over the past 50 years, exploring the triumphs, challenges, and the ongoing fight for equality.

This special event is presented in support of Contact's 50th-anniversary programme, marking half a century of groundbreaking creative risk-taking and empowering the next generation.

Carl and Nathaniel will also be joined by poet Georgie Brooke to read their Contact-commissioned poem which launched the theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Access and Content Warnings


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Content Warnings

Adult content and references to experience of homophobia.

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