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Homotopia Scratch Night: Open Call

Homotopia Scratch Night: Open Call

Homotopia has a long history of supporting the most exciting emerging LGBTQ+ talent in theatre, dance and art. And this year we’re on the hunt for fresh performers and artists. We are inviting theatre makers, poets and artists from the North West of England and North Wales who identify as LGBTQ+ to apply to perform at our Scratch Night. The Scratch Night will take place on Saturday 10 November, 17:00 at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool. Apply before 10:00 on Monday 24 September to be in with a chance. What you need to know Four performers or companies will have the…

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We’re hiring!

Festival Assistant – Fixed term, part-time (freelance)   Homotopia is the UK’s longest running LGBT+ arts festival, now in its 14th year. Based in Liverpool, we curate a month-long programme of theatre, visual art, dance, film and music every November. We are looking to appoint a freelance Festival Assistant to help in coordinating the planning and the day-to-day running of the festival.   Working alongside the festival’s Guest Curator and Festival Manager, you will be responsible for administrative and marketing tasks to include: General office administration, maintaining accurate records, responding to emails, dealing with phone calls etc; Events coordination, sourcing…

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John Waters to Headline Homotopia in His Only UK Show This Year

We are excited to announce that director, screenwriter, author, actor, stand-up comedian and all-round cult legend John Waters will return to Homotopia in 2018. In his only live UK performance of the year, John Waters: This Filthy World is on Saturday 10 November 2018 at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall. Priority tickets go on sale on Wednesday (tomorrow!) with general release from Friday 15 June. Find out more and book here. This Filthy World is John Waters’ one-man show, a ‘vaudeville’ act that celebrates the film career and tastes of the man William Burroughs once called, ‘The Pope of Trash’. Focussing on…

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Cheryl Martin Appointed Guest Curator 2018

Cheryl Martin Appointed Guest Curator 2018

We’re back! With this year’s festival theme: “I Will Survive” We are very excited to announce that writer and director Cheryl Martin has been appointed as our Guest Curator for Homotopia Festival 2018. As the UK’s longest running LGBT+ arts festival, we will mark our 14th year with a month-long programme showcasing the best local, national and international queer art and culture this November. Save the date! The theme of this year’s festival is “I Will Survive” and RuPaul’s Drag Race season 5 winner Jinkx Monsoon is the first of several headline acts to be announced. Monsoon returns to Liverpool…

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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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