• The Gang: Photographs by Catherine Opie
    2014 The Gang
  • Transmitting Andy Warhol
    The first solo exhibition of Warhol’s work in the North of England
  • DV8 Physical Theatre
    UK Premiere of 'John'
  • Miracle of Miracles
    2014 festival listings
  • April Ashley:portrait of a lady
    Exhibition extended to March 2015
    April Heritage
  • Homotopia secures Dr Martens as event sponsor
    dr martins homepage

HOMOTOPIA 2014 FESTIVAL

The Gang: Photographs by Catherine Opie

4 Oct – 15 Feb 2015 Walker Art Gallery

April Ashley:portrait of a lady

Exhibition tours 29 Oct, 5, 12, 19 Nov

Now+Then: Three Decades of HIV in Merseyside

10 Oct – 8 Feb 2015/ Museum of Liverpool

DV8 Physical Theatre present ‘JOHN’

Thurs 23 & Fri 24 Oct / Liverpool Playhouse

David’s Place

1 – 22 Nov/Fall Out Factory

Rainbow Jews

Sat 1 to Tues 25 Nov/Unity Theatre

‘Jarman (All this maddening Beauty)’

Tues 4 & Weds 5 Nov /Unity Theatre

Who Am I? The LGBTQ  Monologue

Free workshop 6 Nov

Le Gateau Chocolat presents Black

Thurs 6 & Fri 7 Nov/Unity Theatre

Polari Salon featuring Jonathan Harvey

Thurs 6 Nov/Unity Theatre

Transmitting Andy Warhol

7 Nov – 5 Feb 2015/ Tate Liverpool

Fenella Fielding in My Scouse Voice

Fri 7 Nov/Unity Theatre

Scars On Sunday

9 Nov/Fredericks

Dance Triple Bill

Tues 11 Nov/Unity Theatre

Diva Debate ‘You Gotta Have Faith’

Weds 12 Nov/Unity Theatre

David Mills in Gimme Some Sugar

Thurs 13 Nov/Unity Theatre

Nick Phillips in Ecce Homo

Fri 14 & Sat 15 Nov/Unity Theatre

Mojisola Adebayo Retrospective

Sat 15 Nov/Unity Theatre

Trans* Day of Remembrance

3pm 20 Nov Museum of Liverpool

Debs Gatenby in Hi Anxiety

20 Nov/Lantern Theatre

Still Ill

Fri 21 & Sat 22 Nov/Lantern Theatre

Arts Council England award Homotopia NPO funding until 2018

Arts Council England award Homotopia NPO funding until 2018

Arts Council England this week announced their new national portfolio of arts organisations and museums, representing a major public investment in England’s art and culture. Homotopia was awarded £240k over 3 years which starts in April 2015. It was one of a handful of organisations that received an increase in funding. In this uncertain economic climate, the financial support from ACE will go a long way to ensure that Homotopia can continue to produce its award winning annual festival and innovative year round participatory and education programme.  It also means the organisation can extend its youth and educational work as…

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The Un-Straight Museum – Live Broadcasts

The Un-Straight Museum – Live Broadcasts

On Friday 13th & Saturday 14th June, as part of the Un-Straight Museum, we will be broadcasting 5 events live as part of the conference. You will be able to watch and share these via the Youtube links below.  You can contribute to the conference via twitter using #unstraightconference Scheduled for 9:45am on 13 Jun 2014 Representatives from the Swedish-based online project ‘Unstraight Museum’ will discuss and analyse the situation in Swedish institutions famed for their liberality and social justice. Scheduled for 13:45pm on 13th June 2014 National Museums Liverpool and Homotopia discuss their partnership work that has resulted in the…

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David Hockney: Early Reflections Attracts 60,000 vistors

David Hockney: Early Reflections Attracts 60,000 vistors

  David Hockney : Early Reflections which ended in March 2014 has attracted record audiences of 60,000 at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. The exhibtion which opened in October 2013 and a key highlight of our 10th anniversary also received many positive reviews from both press and audiences. Curated by Walker Art Gallery and made possible with the support of Christies and Arts Council Collections. The exhibtion is part of National Museums Liverpool’s Modern Masters exhibition series part funded by the European Union – the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Image ‘Man in Shower in Beverly Hills’, 1964 © David Hockney. Photo © Tate,…

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Homotopia 10th anniversary party & ‘This Way Out’ opening

Homotopia 10th anniversary party & ‘This Way Out’ opening

  Boy George, unicorns, sprites and faeries joined the celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of Homotopia followed by the World Premiere of TradeMark & Boy George exhibition ‘This Way Out’ at Camp & Furnace

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John Waters ‘Trash’ Masterclass

John Waters ‘Trash’ Masterclass

Writer, director and actor John Waters showed us his favourite movie “Boom!” by Joseph Losey (Screenplay by Tennessee Williams) starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and the presented a ’Trash Masterclass’ at LivThe event was produced in partnership with the Liverpool Screen School, Liverpool John Moores University. It was a day to remember and many of the attendees met with John Waters at a special reception afterwards. [gallery ids="470,467,466,460,459,461,473,474,476,477"]  

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Homotopia wins at the Attitude Awards

Homotopia wins at the Attitude Awards

Homotopia won the culture award in recognition of its ten years unrivalled presentation of gay culture and education, last year’s winner was singer and actor Will Young. Other award winners with a Liverpool link were Paul O’Grady (himself part of Homotopia in 2011) who won the Icon Award for outstanding Achievement and Lime Pictures’ Hollyoaks that won the Media Award. Gary Everett, Homotopia’s director, was himself in the national press earlier this week when he leapt 36 places up The Independent on Sunday’s Pink List from 89 to 53. The Pink List recognises people whose work ‘makes a difference’ in…

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Homotopia’s Gary Everett moves up in the Independent’s Pink List

Homotopia’s Gary Everett moves up in the Independent’s Pink List

Congratulations to Homotopia’s festival director Gary Everett who has moved up from 89 to 53 in the Independent’s prestigious Pink List. “53. (89) Gary Everett @HomotopiaFest Artistic director of the Homotopia festival The tenth annual Homotopia festival in Liverpool began in September and runs until late November, featuring David Hockney, Boy George, April Ashley and Sandi Toksvig among others. Everett said that Liverpool had “embraced the lesbian, gay and trans experience” to the extent that festival venues included places like the Philharmonic Hall.”

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David Hockney ‘Early Reflections’

David Hockney ‘Early Reflections’

[gallery ids="319,318,317,316,315,314"]We had a sneak preview behind the scenes at Walker Art Gallery who are preparing a major exhibition of works by the iconic British artist David Hockney. In partnership with National Museums Liverpool ‘Early Reflections’ is an illuminating new exhibition of the early work of David Hockney. Bringing together a unique selection of paintings and prints by the artist it will chart the development of Hockney’s style and subject matter during the swinging 1960s and into the following decade. Paintings from his time at the Royal College of Art include evolving references to his own homosexuality. Later on in…

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Homotopia Pop Up Gallery Announced

Homotopia Pop Up Gallery Announced

  England’s Erotic Dream & Germ Free Adolescents 30th Oct – 25th November Tues – Sat, 11am – 5pm closed Monday & Sunday Free admission In collaboration with Liverpool John Moores Special Collections & Archives Homotopia will be presenting 2 major exhibitions at a specially created pop up. Public transport routes into the city – including Lime Street, Moorfields, and Liverpool Central railway stations as well as Paradise Street and Queen Square bus stations – are all just a short stroll away…. metquarter.com/contact   Event Sponsor Dr Martens

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April Ashley, Portrait of a lady launch

April Ashley, Portrait of a lady launch

[gallery ids="301,278,277,276,282,273,279,272,271,270"] The Lord Mayor Cllr Gary Millar & his consort Mr Steve McFarlane hosted a civic reception at Liverpool Town Hall with guest of honour Lord Prescott. It was a special occasion as April Ashley and Lord Prescott were reunited after 60 years. They worked together in 1953 at a hotel in St. Asaph. The event was followed by a special ‘In Conversation With April’ event with BBC Radio Merseyside’s Roger Phillips followed by the private view of the exhibition at Museum of Liverpool Photo credit Steven Connolly & Museum of Liverpool

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