MANCHESTER PRIDE: The Superbia Weekend

Gary Hart August 11, 2016

Manchester Pride’s year-round calendar of cultural events Superbia will host a weekend of specially commissioned and curated free events at 70 Oxford Street arts complex in Manchester city centre from August 26-28.


The events, which will take place over the same weekend as Manchester Pride’s The Big Weekend, have been curated by Superbia with support from Manchester Metropolitan University who have donated both space and staff as part of an ongoing relationship.

All events will be free and take place in an accessible building which will be open throughout the weekend for people to drop in and find out what’s happening.

6pm‚Äď10pm:¬†The Superbia Weekend Launch: welcome speeches and live music from The Sunday Boys and Husk, followed by a one-hour cinema screening of specially selected LGBT+¬†short films presented by Queer Media.

11am: Pre-Pride-Parade Meet-Up: The café opens to the public providing a great location to meet up before the Parade. Swing by, grab a coffee and check out the weekend programme of events.

Time TBC: Post-Pride-Parade Arty Party!: After the Parade is over everyone is invited to keep hold of their flags, banners, ribbons, flyers, whistles and join artist Nicola Dale for a group project to help turn your Parade souvenirs into a giant work of art. All ages welcome to take part!

4pm: Author Gregory Woods in conversation with Dr Andrew Moor: Renowned poet and academic, Gregory Woods discusses his poetry and his new book, Homintern: How Gay Culture Liberated the Modern World.

5.30pm:¬†Panel event: ‚ÄėIslam, Gender and Sexuality‚Äô: Academic Leyla Jagiella and Samia Rahman of the Muslim Institute discuss LGBT+ issues from a Muslim perspective.

7pm: Film screening: Oriented: Documentary on the lives of three gay Palestinian best friends.

7‚Äď10pm:¬†Superbia Cabaret!:¬†An evening of cabaret, open mic and comedy, starring Kate O‚ÄôDonnell, the Addictive Comedy crew, and more!

8pm: Presentation: ‚ÄėQueer Noise: The hidden history of LGBT+¬†music in Manchester‚Äô: Historian and archivist Abigail Ward¬†will take you on a journey through Manchester‚Äôs nightlife past.

11.30am:¬†Presentation: ‚ÄėOUT!¬†Manchester Pride‚Äôs LGBT+ history website‚Äô:¬†Abigail Ward explores this amazing new digital resource from Manchester Pride for LGBT+¬†Manchester history.

12pm:¬†Panel event: ‚ÄėLGBT+ people, recovery and sobriety‚Äô: LGBT+ artists, recovery activists and community members discuss their work and experiences with sobriety and recovery.

2pm:¬†Panel event: ‚ÄėCommunities and Charities‚Äô: Manchester community and support groups discuss their work, aims and campaigns, including representatives from TransBareAll, BiPhoria and Rainbow Noir.

Superbia supports LGBT+ life across Greater Manchester offering funding from the Superbia Grants programme, by promoting existing events and projects, and by curating its own events.

More event details will be announced in the coming weeks, for more information visit Facebook page, Twitter or website.

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