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Neil McKenna – Fanny & Stella

Neil McKenna – Fanny & Stella

Day 2 of our London Homotopia.tv round up and we caught up with Writer and Historian Neil McKenna who will be coming to Homotopia this year to talk about his new book Fanny & Stella. Neil explained, “Fanny and Stella were Frederick Park and Ernest Boulton, two young men who used to dress up in women’s clothes and on the evening of Thursday 28th April, 1870, they were arrested as they left a theatre in drag.  They thought, and everyone else thought that it was just a casual arrest, that they had been rounded up because the police thought they were…

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Rupert Smith – Beefcake and Dripping

Rupert Smith – Beefcake and Dripping

With our first round of interviews which starts the build up to this year’s 10th birthday festival, Homotopia.tv today talked to Mr Rupert Smith, who describes himself as an ‘Author and sort of gay historian’.  Rupert will be part of our Hockney Weekend: Beefcakes and Dripping on Sunday 17th November.  “People know a lot about American physique photography”, Rupert told us, “People, like Bob Mizer and Bruce of LA, but there was a parallel movement going on in Britain, with lots of photographers, a lot of them gay, photographing body builders, service men, some of them quite legit but some of them were gay…

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Homotopia secures Dr Martens as event sponsor

Homotopia secures Dr Martens as event sponsor

Homotopia is proud to announce it has secured the iconic British footwear brand Dr. Martens as event sponsor for 2013 “As part of this year’s 10th anniversary programme we are presenting world premieres of 3 major exhibitions ‘England’s Erotic Dream’, Germ Free Adolescents’ and Boy George’s first ever public photographic exhibtion. The show is called ‘This Way Out’ and is a collaboration with long time friend TradeMark. Dr. Martens are working closely with Homotopia supporting these projects. Their input has been terrific and we are thrilled they are on board for the celebrations” Homotopia will also be creating its 10th anniversary campaign in collaboration…

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Guess Who Came To Dinner?

Guess Who Came To Dinner?

Look who popped up to Liverpool for the afternoon! Boy George and Mark Wardel (aka TradeMark) have spent the afternoon doing press interviews and making plans for their joint exhibition ‘This Way Out’ in a secret city centre location. One female shopper couldn’t place the familiar face in the furry Kangol cap and asked Boy George why she knew his face? ‘Crimewatch’ was George’s quick response! Thanks to Gary and all at 60 Hope Street for a fabulous dinner. George and Mark will become proper Homotopians on 30th October at the opening of this year’s festival and they will both…

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John Waters Money Can’t Buy Competition

John Waters Money Can’t Buy Competition

Win a John Waters prize that money can’t buy. On Saturday 9th November cult movie director, actor and author John Waters will be teaching a ‘Trash’ master class based on the 1968 Joseph Losey film, Boom! starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Noel Coward. This is a private Homotopia event for just 200 film students at Liverpool John Moores University but you could be there! Just email your answer to the question below to winner@homotopia.net and win one of 5 pairs of tickets. Where was John Waters born? The master class takes place in Liverpool on Saturday 9th November – travel…

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‘Queerussia: The hidden (p)art opens in Groningen

‘Queerussia: The hidden (p)art opens in Groningen

The exhibition ‘Queerussia: the hidden (p)art’ had its European Premiere in Mooiman Male Art  Gallery, Groningen, Netherlands on May 19th 2013. The exhibition has been developed in partnership with Homotopia. ‘Queerussia: the hidden (p)art’ features a selection of work by some artists that live in Russia and some as Russian refugees in the United States of America.  The selection also includes photographs from the new book ‘Asylum’ by Alexander Kargaltsev (New York, USA), paintings by Sergey Sovkov (Tolyatti, Russia), photographs and videos by Serge Golovach (Moscow, Russia) Seva Galkin (Moscow, Russia) and Slava Mogutin (New York, USA). In addition, a series of photographs…

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John Waters to join Homotopia’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations

John Waters to join Homotopia’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations

Homotopia, will be welcoming to Liverpool this November the American film maker, author, actor and cult icon John Waters at his only currently scheduled UK appearance in 2013.  Artistic Director Gary Everett is delighted and said: “From modest beginnings in 2004 Homotopia has grown into an international flag-bearer for high quality queer culture consistently punching above our weight. We are very excited to bring an international star like John Waters to Liverpool for our big tenth birthday celebrations.”  Having confirmed his appearance at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on 8th November, John Waters said:  Congratulations on 10 years of gay lunacy ! I can’t…

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Homotopia Secures Headline Sponsor

Homotopia Secures Headline Sponsor

Homotopia is proud to announce it has secured Liverpool John Moores University as the major sponsor and partner for 2013.  Homotopia Artistic Director Gary Everett explained how this partnership had come about: “This is a truly exciting and dynamic collaboration for this, our tenth anniversary year. We have been working alongside the Schools of Art and Law and the Special Collections and Archives department on this year’s programme of talks and exhibitions. Their academic input has been invaluable. We hope this association at a corporate level will offer students engagement opportunities to gain experience whilst offering the festival practical support in…

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