• CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2016-2017
  • ALIEN SEX CLUB
    2015 ASC homepage
  • Lebo Leptie Phume Daveyton, Johannesburg, 2013 / Somizy Sincwala, Parktown, 2014 © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg
    2015 Zanele Muholi
  • Festival Sponsor
    Liverpool John Moores University
    2014 LJMU homepage
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2016-2017

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2016-2017

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 2016 and also we are keen to hear about plans (even if in early development) for 2017 & 2018 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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Competition time!

Competition time!

The Duckie Crew are coming to St. Helens as part of Homotopia 2015 with partners Heart of Glass. Not only do we want you to be there – we also want you to select the playlist! For the chance to win TICKETS and TRAVEL (from Liverpool on a mini-bus of dreams!!) to 21st Century Music Hall at The Citadel Theatre in St. Helens simply tweet the name of a music track you want to hear to @theheartofglass signing off with #DuckieTunes from now until 8pm Tuesday, November 10th. If Mistress of melody Amy Lamé selects your request we will take…

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Homotopia co-presents first queer visual art show in Latvia

Homotopia co-presents first queer visual art show in Latvia

Slash: In Between The Normative And The Fantasy June 18th – August 2nd 2015 Kim? – Contemporary Art Centre Riga, Latvia Homotopia, is co-presenting the first ever queer visual art show in Latvia. The exhibition Slash : In Between The Normative And The Fantasy will open on June 18th and take place at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre as part of the official Europride 2015 programme. The exhibition is an international collaboration between partners in the United Kingdom, Holland, Latvia and USA. Latvia is the first country of former the Soviet Union territory to host EuroPride. kim? Contemporary Art Centre together with Berlin…

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April Ashley exhibition attracts 930,000 visitors

April Ashley exhibition attracts 930,000 visitors

After 17 months and 930,000 visitors the ground-breaking exhibition April Ashley; portrait of a lady, about the life of the Trans icon, model and actress will officially closed on Sunday March 1st at the Museum of Liverpool. Commenting on the popularity of her exhibition and its closure April Ashley said; “It has made me very proud to know I have been looking out on every visitor to the museum for a year and a half! There aren’t many people who can claim to have been a museum piece in their lifetime and I shall be sorry to see the exhibition…

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Watch the Diva Debate live online

Watch the Diva Debate live online

  The live debate from Liverpool at 6pm on Wednesday 12 November will be webcast live for people to watch wherever they are in the world. Diva editor Jane Czyzelska will be chairing the discussion with panel guests including; Vicky Beeching, Rabbi Ariel Friedlander, Rose Neelam and Peter Tatchell. Topics likely to be discussed are equal marriage, different faith attitudes to homosexuality and trans’ identities, faith schools and media representations of faiths. Click on the following link to go straight to the debate – the feed will go live just before 6pm tomorrow (GMT) and the debate is scheduled to…

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Dr Martens support for Homotopia

Dr Martens support for Homotopia

  Homotopia is proud to announce it has secured the iconic British footwear brand Dr. Martens for the second year as event sponsor for 2014. As part of this year’s programme Dr Martens are supporting the iconic photographic exhibition by Catherine Opie entitled ‘The Gang’ which is currently at the Walker Art Gallery until February 2015. Amy Nelson, Dr Martens UK Retail Marketing Manager said: ‘Music and subculture is at the heart of Dr.Martens and we are excited to continue our involvement with the Homotopia festival for the second year running. Dr. Martens stands for individuality and the right to…

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Morrissey and Marr say ‘YES’ to new play at Homotopia

Morrissey and Marr say ‘YES’ to new play at Homotopia

  To obtain the rights to perform any Smith’s song in a dramatic piece of work is extremely rare – in fact it may never have been granted before according to the Performing Rights Society. However, Morrissey and Marr have just given permission for Billy Cowan’s play, Still Ill, to use what is many fans’ favourite song, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out. Still Ill, at The Lantern Theatre 21 & 22 November, is a blistering new drama that involves gay paramilitaries and gives an honest assessment of Ulster ten years after the signing of the Good Friday…

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Liverpool John Moores University Announced As Festival Sponsor

Liverpool John Moores University Announced As Festival Sponsor

  In a press release issued today by LJMU it was announced that they will continue their support of and partnership with Homotopia for the second year.   Supporting the Homotopia international festival of arts and culture   Liverpool John Moores University is continuing its successful cultural collaboration with Homotopia for the 2014 annual international festival of arts and culture. The partnership is set to bring even more exciting opportunities to students and staff, while contributing to the arts sector in Merseyside.   LJMU is the highest ranking university in the Stonewall index of Britain’s best employers for lesbian, gay…

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Hot Off The Press

Hot Off The Press

  Read an interview with Homotopia’s artistic director Gary Everett all about this year’s festival

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