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Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights

Throughout 2017 the museum will host a series of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism. #NGU2017

Movement for Justice LGBT banner

Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights

 

 

 

 

Main Galleries:

Throughout 2017
Banners
The banner hang in our main galleries will include several LGBT+ banners, including the iconic North West Campaign for Lesbian & Gay Equality ‘Never Going Underground’ banner, Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners banner and the Ed Hall designed Movement for Justice LGBT banner.

Exhibitions:

Sat 25 February – Sun 3 September
Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights
January 1967: it’s illegal for men to have sex together, lesbianism is condemned as sinful or seen as a medical misfortune, and trans rights are non-existent.  50 years later, LGBT+ legal protection and equality is almost UK-wide.  There was, however, nothing inevitable about that progress, and there were steps back as well as forward.  Curated by members of the local LGBT+ community, this unique exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, exploring and celebrating those who campaigned and continue to campaign for equality for LGBT+ people.  The exhibition details the development of an LGBT+ movement, showing the internal and external struggles, the different party political approaches to equality, and the social and historical context of the last sixty years of activism.  This is the complex and compelling story of a long and often bumpy journey.
Family Friendly exhibition, suitable for all ages
In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £5
10.00am – 5.00pm

Fri 14 April – Sun 25 June 2017
Love is Not a Crime: 10 years of the Lesbian Immigration Support Group
The Lesbian Immigration Support Group (LISG) are a group of women in Greater Manchester who are lesbian and bisexual asylum seekers and refugees and their supporters.  To mark their 10th anniversary they have created a moving display exploring the history of the group and the challenges that LGBT+ refugees and asylum seekers face today.
Suitable for all ages
In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
10.00am – 5.00pm

Sat 24 June – Sun 3 September
Continuum: Framing Trans Lives in 21st Century Britain
Recent years have seen an explosion in media interest in trans* issues – however misconceptions about the realities of trans* people’s lives remain.  Curated by Artmob, Continuum showcases the diversity of trans* voices in 21st century Britain and features 15 artists from a variety of backgrounds, working across a range of artistic media.  The exhibition welcomes visitors into the artists’ lives to share their stories in all their playful, heartfelt and gritted glory.  Their work reveals how much there is that unites rather than divides us and, in the process, gets to the heart of what it is to be human.
Suitable for all ages
In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
10.00am – 5.00pm

Sat 1 July – Sun 10 September
Queer Noise: The History of LGBT+ Music & Club Culture in Manchester
Queer Noise is a community exhibition exploring how queer club culture and LGBT+ music-makers in Greater Manchester helped to redefine attitudes towards sexuality across the city and beyond.  It features rarely seen material provided by Manchester District Music Archive’s online community.
Suitable for all ages
In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
10.00am – 5.00pm

Events:

August:

Wed 30 August
Story Telling with Olly Pike and craft activity
Come on down to listen to the wonderful Olly Pike of ‘Pop’n’Olly’ read three fantastic stories covering the themes of LGBT+ and equality.  After listening to the stories get creative and make your own shadow puppets so you can recreate the stories at home!
Family Friendly activity, suitable for over 1s to adults
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
12.00pm – 3.00pm

Sunday 27 August
Community and Identity – artist-led discussion with Jak Soroka
How do communities affect our sense of identity? How does identity impact our relationship to community? When does community strengthen our sense of self or self-expression? Join Jak Soroka, one of the Continuum artists, for an artist-led discussion on queer communities – past, present and future. Part of our Never Going Underground season, a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3.
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Fri 25 August
LGBT+ History Tour
Celebrate Manchester Pride on a tour of the PHM’s main galleries and discover how the history of gender and sexuality has been affected by society, politics and activism over the past 200 years.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.15pm – 2.00pm

Friday 25 August
Continuum exhibition tour
Join Alex Gardner and Louis Bailey, curators of Continuum for a tour of the exhibition to learn more about the artists’ work and the creation of the show. Part of our Never Going Underground season, a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3
11.00am – 12.00pm

Wed 23 August
We are family! Family fun day
PHM is teaming up with a host of cultural organisations to celebrate our personal identities and explore what it means to be unique!  Throughout the day there will be events and activities for all ages to enjoy.
Family Friendly activities, suitable for all ages
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
11.00am – 3.30pm

Sun 20 – Mon 28 August
Pride @ PHM
To celebrate Manchester Pride we are opening our doors to community groups, individuals and artists who wish to hold an event at the museum.  Follow the link above for details of the full programme.
Family Friendly events, suitable for all ages
Booking may be required for individual events.  Please follow the link above for full details
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
See programme details for timings

Wed 16 August
Make Your Mark: Dream Catchers
Be inspired by the people in our collections – they dreamed BIG!  So can you with your very own dream catcher.  Think about your ambitions and dreams and learn how to make a woven rainbow dream catcher to take home with you.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for over 5s to adults
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Thurs 10 August
The Queers Are Revolting!
Instigate Arts takeover PHM for this month’s Radical Late, presenting a night of creative, queer activism and art with Greg Thorpe, The Penthouse, Kate Keeper and more.  Cut backs are intersectional and as the LGBTQ+ community find itself disproportionally affected some of Manchester and Salford’s most rad, creative queers subvert the gentrification of Pride.  You are invited to an evening, an event, an experience.  It’s radical and it’s real, because the QUEERS ARE REVOLTING!
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £5
6.00pm – 8.00pm

Wed 9 August
Make Your Mark: Sing a Song – with songwriter Quiet Loner
Throughout history people have used songs to help them with their struggles.  Join singer/songwriter Matt Hill (Quiet Loner) for this fun workshop about how songs can help us express ourselves. Learn about rhymes, make some noise and sing some songs!
Family Friendly activity suitable for over 5s to adults
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Wed 2 August
Make Your Mark: Fabric Flower
Be inspired by the stories in our exhibition Never Going Underground and learn how to make your own beautiful flower.  Turn your flower into a larger celebration of the LGBT+ movement as part of a joyful community artwork before taking it home to enjoy!  Part of our Never Going Underground season, a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for over 5s to adults
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.00pm – 3.00pm

July:

Thurs 27 July
LGBT+ History Tour
Come and mark the anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 with an LGBT+ History Tour of our galleries!  Join LGBT+ people from all walks of life to reflect on what the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexual acts means today, and look ahead to what LGBT+ rights will look like in 50 years time.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.00pm – 2.00pm

Wed 26 July
Make Your Mark: Crafty Portraits
Get crafty and create a portrait exploring different aspects of your identity.  Be inspired by the Claude Cahun photographs in our exhibition Never Going Underground and celebrate all the things that make you, you!
Family Friendly activity, suitable for over 5s to adults
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Sun 16 July
LGBT + Proud Parenting 2017 – Identity, Family, Equality
Come along to this free event to celebrate LGBT+ parenting for support, sharing, information and fun.  It’s for anyone interested in LGBT+ parenting including LGBT+ parents and their children, LGBT+ parents-to-be and their families and friends.  There will be activities throughout the day for children and young people, and a free crèche available with limited places.  You are welcome to come for part or all of the day.
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £10
10.00am – 4.30pm

Thurs 13 July
Queer Noise – launch night
Join Manchester Digital Music Archive for the launch of their Queer Noise community exhibition.  Curator Abigail Ward will be in conversation with Rod Connolly and Zoë McVeigh (LIINES) – the DJ/promoter team behind Bollox Club - one of Manchester’s best-loved alt-queer hangouts.  In the foyer DJ Kath McDermott will play classic tracks from legendary queer nights Flesh at the Haçienda 1991-1996 and Homo Electric (1998-2002).  Performance artist Grace Oni Smith will be doing a 10-min projection-based ‘Welcome’ performance in response to Kath McDermott’s DJ set. Fairtrade drinks provided by the Co-op.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £5
6.00pm – 8.00pm

Friday 7 July
Gender in motion
Join Vijay Patel to explore your experiences of gender through animation. Learn how to create a quick and easy stop-motion animation with a Smartphone using cut-outs, photographs and more! Part of SPARK, a brand new trans arts festival, raising trans-visibility in a creative way, in Manchester from 1-7 July. Part of our Never Going Underground season, a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism.
Suitable for all ages
Booking required via Eventbrite – https://genderinmotion.eventbrite.co.uk
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3
1.00pm – 4.00pm

Saturday 1 July
Continuum – Meet the Artists
Join us for a tour and a chance to meet some of the Continuum artists as they discuss their work and the exhibition, and answer your questions! Part of SPARK, a brand new trans arts festival, raising trans-visibility in a creative way, in Manchester from 1-7 July. Part of our Never Going Underground season, a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite – https://meetthecontinuumartists.eventbrite.co.uk
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3
1.00pm – 4.00pm

June:

Fri 23 June
Continuum: Framing Trans Lives in 21st Century Britain – launch night
Join Artmob for the launch of their new exhibition.  Continuum showcases the diversity of trans* voices in 21st century Britain and features 15 artists from a variety of backgrounds, working across a range of artistic media.  The exhibition welcomes visitors into the artists’ lives to share their stories in all their playful, heartfelt and gritted glory.  Fairtrade drinks provided by the Co-op.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £5
6.00pm – 8.00pm

Sat 17 June
Remembering Resistance: Memories of Manchester Protests
Were you involved in protests in Manchester over the past 50 years?  Come and share your stories with researchers from Lancaster University.  We’re interested in protestors, the police, the media, bystanders and anyone else who has something to say.  Activities include contributing to a map, a timeline, a memories booth, a photography area and a sharing circle where you can tell stories about your experiences of protests with other people.
Family Friendly event, suitable for all ages
No booking is required for the general event.  If interested in participating in the sharing circle activity, please email rememberingresistance@gmail.com
Free
11.00am – 4.00pm

Sun 11 June
Make Your Mark on the Solidarity March
The LGBT+ Liberty Festival is a celebration of Mancunian LGBT+/queer culture taking place in solidarity with the National Equality March for Unity in Pride in Washington DC, marking the first anniversary of the Orlando attack. Join us for an exciting artistic workshop to create the ultimate rally accessories. Explore themes and messages of solidarity with the US and transfer them on to your clothes, your banner, your own Liberty torch, or even on to yourself! Get radical and get creative in preparation for the rally at 2.30pm in All Saints Park. Part of the LGBT+ Liberty Festival weekend co-ordinated by Somewhere, a new Manchester LGBT+ arts and cultural CIC, and Instigate Arts, a Manchester arts organisation who create positive, progressive social change through arts production and participation. Part of our Never Going Underground season, a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism.
Family Friendly activity. Suitable for all ages
No booking required
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3
11.00am – 1.00pm 

Sun 4 June
A Cabaret: LGBT Rights and Campaigns
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the Proud Trust present a cabaret celebrating the history of LGBT rights campaigns through a selection of short sketches.  The cabaret captures the spirit and struggle of LGBT campaigns as a tribute to those who stood up for LGBT rights.
Suitable for adults and young people over 14
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
12.30pm – 1.30pm

May:

Wed 31 May
Make Your Mark: Painting Pots – Planting Pansies
Be inspired by the Pansy Project which brings beauty to places of sadness.  Decorate a teacup and plant a flower in it and take a little happiness away with you.  Why not tweet a photo of your teacup to @PHMLearn.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for over 5s to adults
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Thurs 25 May – Sun 4 June
Superhero Puppet craft table
Inspired by our exhibition Never Going Underground, create your own superhero puppet!  What would a superhero who stands up for others, fights for equality, or celebrates what makes us all different and unique look like?  Pop your puppet along to the exhibition’s story space and show off their superhero powers.  Why not tweet a photo of your superhero to @PHMLearn.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for all ages
No booking required, drop in activity
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
10.00am – 5.00pm

Tues 23 May
Inventing Normal Sex: An Un/natural History
As part of the University of Manchester’s Sexuality Summer School 2017 on ‘Why Be Normal?’, this public lecture by Professor Laura Doan will explore how writings on romance, love, marriage, and sexuality helped to shape the public’s understanding of ‘normal’ sex.
Suitable for adults with an interest in the history of sexuality
No booking required
Free
12.30pm – 2.00pm

April:

Thurs 13 April
Love Is Not a Crime launch night
Join the Lesbian Immigration Support Group for the launch of their exhibition Love Is Not a Crime and celebrate their 10th anniversary.  Fairtrade drinks provided by the Co-op.
Suitable for all ages
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £5
6.00pm – 8.00pm

Wed 12 April
Make Your Mark: Identity Boxes
What makes you, you?  Be inspired by the personal collections in our exhibition Never Going Underground and think about your family and what makes it unique.  Design an identity box and let your imagination run free with your decorating skills.  Create family peg dolls, pop-up home interiors and take a photograph of you and your loved ones to put inside.  Why not tweet a photo of your identity box to @PHMLearn.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for over 5s to adults
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Wed 5 April
Make Your Mark: Molly Spoons
Discover the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in our collections!  Create your own Molly spoon based on your individual talents and characteristics and then use our theatre space to tell your story!  Why not tweet a photo of your Molly spoon to @PHMLearn.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for over 5s to adults
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Sat 1 – Mon 17 April
Rainbow craft table
Be inspired by the colours in our exhibition Never Going Underground and make a rainbow sun catcher.  Celebrate a symbol of LGBT+ pride and welcome spring in!  Why not tweet a photo of your rainbow sun catcher to @PHMLearn.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for all ages
No booking required, drop in activity
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
10.00am – 5.00pm

March:

Sat 18 March
Queer Beyond London: have your say on Manchester’s LGBT+ history
Discover more about Manchester’s LGBT+ history with the team from Queer Beyond London.  Queer Beyond London is a collaboration between Birkbeck College, University of London and Leeds Beckett University to research histories of LGBT+ identities and communities in Manchester, Leeds, Plymouth and Brighton from the 1960s to the present.  Come and share your experiences of themes including family and kinship, migration and movement, activism and community building, and the uses of history.
Suitable for adults and young people, welcoming a mix of people across a range of ages, genders and sexual identities, ethnic and religious backgrounds interested in  Manchester’s LGBT+ past
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.30pm – 3.00pm

Sun 12 March
Never Going Underground Family Friendly Launch Day
Help celebrate the launch of our Never Going Underground Family Friendly programme!  Throughout the day there will be events and activities for all ages, designed and created in partnership with Proud 2 b Parents.  Join author and illustrator Olly Pike who will be reading his reworked fairytales throughout the day.  Explore our exhibition to a musical tune with Matt Hill’s music workshop.  Discover secrets of the galleries with our treasure hunt… for a special prize!  And show us what makes you unique and what your dreams for the future are in our craft workshops, where we will be making dream catchers and identity boxes!
Family Friendly activities, suitable for all ages
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
11.00am – 3.30pm

Sat 11 March
The Fabric of Protest
What factors impact on women’s working lives today?  Join our monthly creative textile workshop to collaboratively produce a piece of artwork rich in personal responses and exploration, looking at how women have and still are campaigning for better working conditions, and what still needs to be improved today.  Participants can attend individual workshops or join us on a regular basis to shape how the work develops.  As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations we will look at the lives of social justice campaigners Esther Roper and Eva Gore-Booth, who campaigned for equal rights for working class women, and who feature in our exhibition Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights.  Part of our Never Going Underground season, a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism.  Part of Wonder Women 2017, Manchester’s annual feminist festival, running 2-12 March 2017. This event has been supported with a grant from Manchester City Council.
Suitable for adults and young peopleover 11
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.00pm – 3.30pm

Sat 11 March
Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon
Join us as Rachel Reeves, Labour MP for Leeds West, sheds light on the life and career of Alice Bacon.  With an introduction by Andy Burnham MP, chaired by Lucy Powell MP.  Alice Bacon was the first woman to represent Leeds as an MP, and is the subject of a new biography by Reeves.  The daughter of a Yorkshire coal miner, Alice was an unlikely but powerful force behind the groundbreaking social reforms of post war Labour.  Like so many women in the politics of the period, Alice has been written out of history.  Find out why it is time her legacy was brought back to the fore.  Part of Wonder Women 2017, Manchester’s annual feminist festival, running 2-12 March 2017.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
11.30am – 1.00pm

Thurs 9 March
Queer Story Showcase: International Women’s Day
As part of our Never Going Underground season, Queer Media brings their pop up cinema event Queer Story Showcase to PHM to mark International Women’s Day.  Celebrate the stories of queer women with a triumphant selection of seven amazing female led LGBT+ short films.  Watch the joy, the sadness, the ups and downs, and the strength in coping with what life throws at you, all wrapped up in a bit of humour with a side order of realness.  The event will include a screening of a feature film that will be announced nearer the time.  Part of Wonder Women 2017, Manchester’s annual feminist festival, running 2-12 March 2017.
Suitable for adults
Booking required via Eventbrite
£9/£7 unwaged + booking fee
6.00pm – 9.00pm

Wed 8 March
Wonder Women guided tour
Take a guided tour of our main galleries and our changing exhibition Never Going Underground: The Fight LGBT+ Rights and see how women have campaigned for better working conditions.  We will look at the lives of social justice campaigners Esther Roper and Eva Gore-Booth who campaigned for equal rights for working class women.  Part of Wonder Women 2017, Manchester’s annual feminist festival, running 2-12 March 2017.  This event has been supported with a grant from Manchester City Council.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
2.30pm – 3.30pm

Thurs 2 March
Dear Friend: Our Mothers and Sisters
Discover the newly acquisitioned Feminist Webs Archive, learn more about the popular magazines such as Spare Rib and Scarlet Women, how youth workers changed the lives of girls and young women for the better, and write a letter to an inspirational woman.  Part of Wonder Women 2017, Manchester’s annual feminist festival, running 2-12 March 2017.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
3.00pm – 5.00pm

Wed 1 March
Guardian Local Private View of Never Going Underground
Join Guardian Members for an exclusive private view of our new exhibition Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights.  Discover the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism as we mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexual acts.  Enjoy a glass of wine with other Members before our Community Curators show you their highlights.  Guests are also entitled to a 10% discount in the museum’s shop for the evening.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Guardian Members
£8 + booking fee
6.00pm – 7.30pm

February

Sun 26 February
OUTing the Past: The National Festival of LGBT History
On the opening weekend of our new exhibition Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights, join us to celebrate LGBT History Month.  Our jam-packed programme includes talks, discussions, tours, theatre and music.  In partnership with Schools Out.
Suitable for all ages, the programme will include talks for adults and young people and Family Friendly events
No booking required
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £5
11.00am – 5.00pm

Sat 25 February
The Great Debate – LGBT Mayoral Hustings
How will Greater Manchester’s first elected mayor tackle the issues affecting you?  Join Gaydio’s Emma Goswell as she quizzes the candidates in an evening of lively debate, coinciding with the launch of our exhibition Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights.  Fill out a short survey to submit your questions ahead of the event or tweet @LGBTfdn using #LGBThustings.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Contact Theatre
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
6.00pm – 7.30pm

Sat 25 February
The Bi Series Launch: Our Forgotten Bi History
Join us for the Bi series – LGBT Foundation’s first series of events aimed at bi people.  To mark LGBT History Month, our launch event features a history talk from bi activist Jen Yockney MBE, informal ‘Speed-mating’ and the chance to add your story to our video history project.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
3.00pm – 5.00pm

Sat 25 February
Have Your Say!
Come along to this monthly discussion event where Mark Krantz will facilitate a discussion on the political talking point of that month, whilst PHM staff will draw links from the topics discussed to the museum’s collection.  This month’s discussion focuses on the question ‘What next in the fight for equality?’  2017 marks 50 years since the (partial) decriminalisation of homosexual acts.  Since then, the LGBT+ community has made huge gains.  With same-sex marriage won, many believe that the fight is over, but how equal are we really today?  Join us and Have Your Say!
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Sun 12 February
MobDoc: The Revenge of the Perverts
Join Queer Media for MobDoc, their LGBT+ mobile filmmaking workshop.  Learn how to create a film on your smartphone, with practical exercises focused on learning how to tell LGBT+ stories through archives and present day experiences.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
Free
10.30am – 4.30pm

Fri 3 February
Never Going Underground: banners tour
Did you know that the People’s History Museum has the largest collection of banners in the world?  And that we are the world’s expert in conserving them?  As part of our Never Going Underground season, in 2017 we have a special banner hang featuring banners used by organisations fighting for LGBT+ rights.  Join Engagement & Events Officer Catherine O’Donnell and Textile Conservator Jenny Barsby on an informative tour of the new banners on display and find out about their history and how we look after them for future generations.  Includes a peek behind the scenes in our Textile Conservation Studio.
Suitable for adults and young people
No booking required
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.00pm – 2.00pm

Funded by

 Heritage Lottery Funded

Project Partners
LGBT Foundation   Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus   Proud 2 b Parents   The Proud Trust

 Media Partners

Canal St     Gay Times