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Rent Party opens at Sheffield’s Crucible

13th December — Tonight, Rent Party begins a 10-night run at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre. Commissioned by Homotopia and written by Cheryl Martin and Darren Pritchard, Rent Party’s scratch performance took place as part of this year’s Homotopia festival. Following weeks of development, the party is now coming to Sheffield for ten nights of vogue, song, dance and spoken word. Rent Party creates a kaleidoscopic picture of what it means to be young, gifted, black… and poor, and gay. Find out more and book tickets >>

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Homotopia & Merseyside Police: Celebrating 10 Years of Partnership

Chief Constable Andy Cooke, QPM writes about the special partnership developed between Homotopia and the Merseyside Constabulary over a decade. This year sees Merseyside Police celebrate 10 years of partnership working with Homotopia. This is a legacy and testimony to our commitment to eradicate discrimination, fear and hate in all its facets We have a huge part to play within all our communities to educate people and ensure that our community first ethos extends to all communities. Homotopia affords us this unique opportunity. By being part of the event we are visible about our stance on Transphobia, Homophobia, Biphobia and…

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50 events for the 50th anniversary of decriminalisation

2017 programme announced! Now in its 14th year, Homotopia festival returns this autumn. Through visual art, performance, film, theatre, talks, readings, cabaret, dance and debate, Homotopia presents #Liberation50, relating to how the past half-century has shaped and affected LGBTQI culture. Homotopia has, for over a decade, brought artists and audiences to Liverpool, utilising the city’s arts spaces and furthering Liverpool’s historic and community-led cultural scene that has defined the city for generations. In the words of Assistant Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Wendy Simon: “Liverpool City Council recognise that cultural events can contribute to building understanding, awareness and break down barriers…

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Stories, objects and memories from Liverpool’s LGBT+ community

The Museum of Liverpool – in partnership with Homotopia – will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act with a powerful exhibition exploring stories from the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) community from 1967 – 2017. Tales from the city, opening on Friday 13 October, brings together – for the first time – often hidden voices, personal items, shared memories and official documents that reflect how the lives and experiences of Liverpool’s LGBT+ community have changed during the last five decades. Working with Homotopia and other supporters, curators at the Museum of Liverpool have developed…

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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

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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