Homotopia Festival: Queer Joy is a Protest

1st – 20th November 2022

We’re tired of being angry. The simple act of living our most fabulous, out and proud queer lives, just the act of being ourselves in a cis-heteronormative world, is a protest.

You’re invited to join us for 3 weeks of unadulterated queer joy.

Here n Queer

Here n Queer

16/09/2022 - 20/11/2022    
All Day
Here n Queer is a street-art photography project focusing on claiming public spaces where queer people have been made to feel unsafe.
Homotopia X Melodic Distraction

Homotopia X Melodic Distraction

01/11/2022 - 20/11/2022    
All Day
Four incredible queer musicians select their favourite songs by other LGBTQIA artists.
Please Touch The Art (itch my brain)

Please Touch The Art (itch my brain)

01/11/2022 - 12/11/2022    
All Day
A textile, sensory, and immersive art exhibition by QueerCore artist Rhiannon May.
QueerCore at Homotopia Festival

QueerCore at Homotopia Festival

01/11/2022 - 20/11/2022    
All Day
Homotopia's artist development programme QueerCore presents 4 incredible emerging talents.
Historic Queers

Historic Queers

02/11/2022 - 20/11/2022    
All Day
A colourful and iconic solo exhibition by QueerCore artist Rosa Kussabi.
A Lovely Word at Homotopia Festival

A Lovely Word at Homotopia Festival

03/11/2022    
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Liverpool's most eclectic spoken word night. Poetry performance slots available!
Homotopia Festival 2022 Launch Party

Homotopia Festival 2022 Launch Party

04/11/2022    
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The BIGGEST queer night of the year is back, with The Bitten Peach & Turner Prize.
Creative Workshops

Creative Workshops

05/11/2022    
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hands-on workshops, suitable for all - total newbies very welcome!
Try Something New

Try Something New

05/11/2022    
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
6 local writers and performers, each get 10 minutes to share something fabulous and new!
Queer inSIGHT

Queer inSIGHT

06/11/2022    
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A Flux-fuelled night in celebration of all things LGBTQIA+ with Spoken Word, Live Music, VJ and DJ sets.
Young Homotopia: Hansel & Gretel

Young Homotopia: Hansel & Gretel

07/11/2022    
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The classic tale of Hansel and Gretel, with a very queer twist from our talented, young icons.
Woman Hood

Woman Hood

08/11/2022    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A magical stage world, with contemporary dance, elaborate costumes and rousing music.
Confetti

Confetti

09/11/2022    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A queer rom-com from Will Jackson, star of Yours Sincerely at Homotopia Festival 2021.
Artist in Residence: Tabby Lamb

Artist in Residence: Tabby Lamb

10/11/2022 - 13/11/2022    
All Day
This year’s Homotopia Festival Artist in Residence is non-binary theatre-maker, writer, director, and performer Tabby Lamb.
Queer Arts North

Queer Arts North

10/11/2022    
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come meet other LGBTQIA creatives, including programmers and commissioners working across the North.
Tabby Lamb's Trans Excellence

Tabby Lamb's Trans Excellence

10/11/2022    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Get up close and personal with some of the UK’s most sublime transgender artists, actors and creatives.
QTIBPoC Creatives Meetup

QTIBPoC Creatives Meetup

11/11/2022    
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
A creative networking session for LGBTQIA people of colour hosted by Noire Gayze.
UTOPIAN (t&c's apply)

UTOPIAN (t&c's apply)

11/11/2022    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Filled with high heel rollerskating, hula hooping, strip-teasing, and queer party madness.
Queer The City Walking Tour

Queer The City Walking Tour

12/11/2022    
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join us for a walking tour, exploring the heart of queer Liverpool, the visible and the unknown, the famous, infamous and untold stories of LGBTQIA life in the city.
An Evening with Ms Sharon Le Grand & Friends

An Evening with Ms Sharon Le Grand & Friends

12/11/2022    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Iconic performer Ms Sharon Le Grand returns to Liverpool for an evening of cabaret and mayhem.
This Charming Man

This Charming Man

12/11/2022    
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A laugh out loud exploration of masculinity, gender and identity from comedian Sian Davies.
Tea for T4T

Tea for T4T

13/11/2022    
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
You’re invited to a very special tea party celebrating Liverpool’s trans community, with Artist in Residence Tabby Lamb.
The Future of Queer Media

The Future of Queer Media

14/11/2022    
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
With print media declining and queers increasingly accepted in society, what is the future of LGBTQIA media?
ANNE+ Viewing Party, with Creators Q&A

ANNE+ Viewing Party, with Creators Q&A

15/11/2022    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join the drama series creators to discuss queer representation and the story of a 20-something lesbian living in Amsterdam.
This Arab Is Queer

This Arab Is Queer

16/11/2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Celebrating a new anthology, LGBTQIA Arabs come together to share their personal stories of hope, struggle and love. 
Queer Punk Is A Protest

Queer Punk Is A Protest

17/11/2022    
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
We're bringing together three of the hottest, queerest punk bands in the UK for a huge, raucous night of live music.
Late at Tate Liverpool

Late at Tate Liverpool

18/11/2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join TATE Liverpool after hours to celebrate the Turner Prize 2022 and its return to our city.
Family Weekender

Family Weekender

19/11/2022 - 20/11/2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join Homotopia and friends for a weekend of creative activities and fun performances, suitable for all the family (however you define yours).
2022: Where Are All The Lesbians? The Trans Ally Edition

2022: Where Are All The Lesbians? The Trans Ally Edition

19/11/2022    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Our magical mystery tour exploring dyke history and the representation of queer women in popular culture, returns for one last special edition.
An Evening with The Villanelles: Queer Anthems

An Evening with The Villanelles: Queer Anthems

19/11/2022    
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Come for a boogie with live jazz band The Villanelles playing your fave queer bangers!
Trans Day of Remembrance 2022

Trans Day of Remembrance 2022

20/11/2022    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The community comes together to commemorate our trans siblings lost to hate and prejudice
Music Night & Closing Party

Music Night & Closing Party

20/11/2022    
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Our annual music night and closing party. Come celebrate the final moments of Homotopia Festival 2022.