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Marc Almond ‘Addicted To Excess’ exhibition

Marc Almond’s 60th birthday celebration remarkably coincides with the 50th year anniversary of the legalisation of homosexuality in the UK. This exhibition fuses imagery, artefacts, photographs and paintings from a trailblazing career, depicting a unique artist unafraid to venture into uncharted creative arenas.   Displayed publicly for the first time are photographic prints by Peter Ashworth of Soft Cell and Marc and the Mambas, a specially commissioned portrait by artist Mark Wardell and a unique series of collages created by Marc Almond. These works will be shown alongside photography by Mike Owen, Scott Ewalt, Aaron Cobbett and Andrew Caitlin, paintings…

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Job Opportunity Homotopia Festival

Homotopia Festival Project Manager   £22k pro rata  Homotopia is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England. This is an exciting opportunity to join a unique cultural organisation with an international profile. Homotopia champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. Homotopia produces year round engagement programmes and produces an internationally renowned arts festival every November. The organisation also has a groundbreaking social justice and heritage programme throughout the year & commissions a range of activities across the arts and museums – from theatre to digital art, to dance, live art & music to literature….

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Invitation for Popular History Presentations LGBT History Month 2018

Schools OUT UK is delighted to announce the Invitation for History & Archival Presentations for the 4th National Festival of LGBT History to be celebrated at Regional Hubs throughout the country during LGBT History Month (February) 2018.   This year Schools Out invite individuals and groups to showcase either:   A historical reading of the past, or An archival source and personal oral testimonies, sets of photos, or significant documents and the stories behind them A researched presentation on a piece of unknown LGBT history   Your historical presentation/reading/interpretation might be a presentation/explanation of a past – local, regional or…

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Jinkx Monsoon adds extra performance due to phenomenal popular demand

RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar announces additional performance due to phenomenal popular demand. RuPaul’s Drag Race season 5 winner Jinkx Monsoon will be co-starring in critically-acclaimed comedy-cabaret show The Vaudevillians at Unity Theatre as part of Homotopia Festival 2017 and has added a second performance due to popular demand. Throughout the 1920s, Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy toured the United States as The Vaudevillians, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. One day, while touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow – instantly freezing them alive….

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Homotopia NPO announcement

Homotopia is delighted to announce our success in securing National Portfolio funding by Arts Council England. The funding awarded also includes an uplift between 2018-22. Building on our work to date since 2004 our award from Arts Council England will further develop Homotopia as one of the largest LGBT festivals in the UK. This funding will see us build from this base over the next four years and expand our role as a nationally significant organisation, a champion for diverse, cross art-form and cross-sector collaborative practice and a conduit for innovation and artist led ideas. Homotopia Artistic Director Gary Everett added, “The NPO award is…

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2016 Festival Programme Announced

2016 Festival Programme Announced

This November the festival celebrates its 13th year with an electric programme of theatre, dance, exhibitions, film, cabaret and live art. This year’s line up includes standup Zoe Lyons with her new show Little Misfit; a stunning dance and physical theatre Triple Bill and Birmingham Rep present the theatre production  ‘Looking for John’ created and performed by Tony Timberlake. Exhibitions include Andrew Fekete: Out of Time and at FACT I Am For You Can Enjoy is an ongoing multimedia collaboration between Khalil West and Ajamu and You Are Here is a new pop up exhibition at Tate Liverpool. The award…

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Liverpool Vigil : In Solidarity With Orlando

NEWS: Liverpool To Show Its Support To Victims In Orlando, A Vigil To Be Held On St Georges Hall Liverpool Plateau Tonight at 7pm The City of Liverpool will show its support today following the homophobic attack in Orlando over the weekend. The iconic St George’s Hall in the heart of Liverpool city centre will host a special Vigil on the Plateau from 7-8pm tonight with speakers from Liverpool Pride, Trans Liverpool and the Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson. Organisers are encouraging all to come along show support. St George’s Hall will also be lit up by Liverpool City Council…

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Arts Council England – Free Advice & Guidance Sessions

Arts Council England – Free Advice & Guidance Sessions

Homotopia is working with Arts Council England on free advice & guidance sessions in April. ACE will be holding a day of free advice and guidance sessions on 15th April at Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, Liverpool L1 9BG (Map Here) from 10 am for those individuals and organisations from across Merseyside who may be interested in making an application for funding from ACE Under £15000 Grants for the Arts fund. This is an ideal opportunity for you, or someone you know to have an informal conversation with an Arts Council England Combined Arts or Theatre Relationship Manager about an…

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2017-2018

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2017-2018

Homotopia invites producers, community artists, promoters and professional artists to submit work for consideration for its international festival to be held at various venues across Liverpool in November 2017 and also we are keen to hear about plans (even if in early development) for 2018 & 2019 Since Homotopia launched in 2004 we have supported, curated, co-produced & commissioned a wide range of local, regional, national & international based companies, artists, events and performances including Gary Clarke Company, Caz & Britney, Joseph Mercier & Paniclab, David’s Place, My Scouse Voice, April Ashley : Portrait of a lady, Fellow Travellers Group…

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Homotopia Makes Alternative Power List

Homotopia Makes Alternative Power List

Homotopia’s artistic director Gary Everett has been named as someone who has made a major contribution to contemporary art in the last year by independent online art publication Artlyst. Artlyst publishes the Alternative Power 100 annually championing artists, curators and arts professionals as they say; “…we also champion the notion that with true creativity comes the ability to effect our cultural environment for the better of our artistic society and that of broader culture in general.” Gary Everett appears as artistic director of Homotopia alongside names such as Ai Wei Wei, Nicholas Serota and Cornelia Parker. Gary was delighted at…

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