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Homotopia Launch Party 2013

Homotopia Launch Party 2013

   

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Variations of the Heart – Tmesis Theatre

Variations of the Heart – Tmesis Theatre

    Choreographed by Elinor Randle A passionate duet between two women and a story of the human heart, it’s power, and it’s many variations. Firstly inspired, and using live recordings from Meike Holzmann & Egle Mei’s musical project, ‘Heart Variations for String Quartet’; an incredible story of over thirty people’s hearts. Venue & Booking VenueUnity Theatre. 1 Hope Place. L1 9BG DateSaturday 9th November Categories2013 Time7pm Tickets£10/£8Book Tickets

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Young Man!

Young Man!

  Young Man! Choreographed by Carlos Pons Guerra   DeNada Dance Theatre A meaty, bold duet spiked with memories of your favourite Almodóvar films, partly inspired by Jean Cocteau’s timeless libretto Le Jeune Homme et la Mort, Carlos Pons Guerra’s fatal and kitschy duel of seduction promises to subvert perceptions.

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England’s Erotic Dream & Germ Free Adolescents

England’s Erotic Dream & Germ Free Adolescents

  England’s Erotic Dream Featuring photographs from LJMU’s Special Collections and Archives including England’s Dreaming: the Jon Savage Archive, this exhibition focuses a queer gaze on London’s early punk scene. A transgressive and defiant attitude to gender and sexuality is flaunted and celebrated in these images of Siouxsie Sioux, Billy Idol, the Bromley Contingent, The Clash and many more.   Germ Free Adolescents Combining rare and original artefacts donated to LJMU Special Collections and Archives by former X-Ray Spex manager Falcon Stuart this exhibition documents the life and music of the iconic Poly Styrene (Marion Elliot Said). A revolutionary musical…

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Earthfall: Chelsea Hotel

Earthfall: Chelsea Hotel

    Take a journey to New York’s iconic Chelsea Hotel with award-winning Earthfall. A voyeuristic exploration of its inhabitants lives, loves and longings. From Andy Warhol to Jack Kerouac and Dylan Thomas to Patti Smith, stories both true and false combine through radical dance, live music and film capturing significant moments in the history of this rebel artist mecca.  Check in to Chelsea Hotel where every room tells a story.

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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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The Making of ‘April Ashley, Portrait of a lady’ #5

The Making of ‘April Ashley, Portrait of a lady’ #5

    Designer, Olivia du Monceau takes a tour of the space and talks about some of the design considerations that have gone into the making of the exhibition.

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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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Le Gateau Chocolat: Black

Le Gateau Chocolat: Black

    WORLD PREMIERE   “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” Maya Angelou Le Gateau Chocolat has a story to tell.   Black is Le Gateau Chocolat’s new show: a world premiere for Homotopia: this new solo piece explores Le Gateau’s life, loves and fears. This is an intimate portrait of the Nigerian born singer and his own personal battles.   Previously, Le Gateau Chocolat has sung internationally on major stages including Sydney Opera House, Menier Chocolate Factory, Royal Opera House, and Glyndebourne Opera as well as performing all over the world with hit…

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David Hockney: Early reflections – UNCUT

David Hockney: Early reflections – UNCUT

  David Hockney: Early reflections – Uncut from Homotopia on Vimeo. We caught up with Ann Bukantas head of fine art Walker Art Gallery and curator of David Hockney : Early Reflections. This is the full uncut interview.

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