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PHM celebrates Manchester Pride

PHM celebrates Manchester Pride

Visit our LGBT displays and enjoy the following events at the museum to celebrate Manchester Pride 2014

20 August 2014

22 August 2014, LGBT History tour, Gays Against Fascism banner © People's History Museum

18 August – 9 September 2014,  #SELFIE_SHOW-OFF exhibition by Karol Kochanowski @ People's History MuseumMon 18 August – Tues 9 September
#SELFIE_SHOW-OFF exhibition by Karol Kochanowski
Solo exhibition by Karol Kochanowski, an award winning Polish artist who currently lives and works in Manchester.  Kochanowski’s practice covers a range of various media and styles, such as oil/acrylic painting, collage, sculpture/installation, digital image or scannography, with the present focus on oil painting.  He develops a matter of sub consciousness being the main link between the artist’s practice and the issues of the contemporary world.  Part of the Manchester Pride Fringe and our Play Your Part programme of events and exhibitions.
Suitable for all ages
In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable for everyone, please make a donation
10.00am – 5.00pm

Fri 22 August
LGBT History tour
Celebrate Manchester Pride in this special LGBT tour of the museum’s main galleries.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donationPride © Pathe Films
Suggested donation £3
1.15pm – 2.00pm

Sat 23 August
Celebrating Community Spirit during 1984/5 Miners’ Strike: Q&A with members of Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners and the cast of the film Pride
During the Miners’ Strike of 1984 a group from London called Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) was set up to support the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).  They staged successful fundraising events including The Pits and Perverts Benefit Ball.  The NUM did not forget the support of LGSM and they marched shoulder to shoulder with them at Gay Pride in 1985.  That same year they also used their block vote to ensure that the rights of gay men and women were recognised for the first time in the Labour Party Manifesto.
Come along and meet some of the original LGSM members and the actors who portray them in the cinematic release of PridePride will be in cinemas onPride Friday 12 September and stars a host of wonderful British actors including Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, Paddy Considine, George MacKay and Joseph Gilgun.  We are delighted to confirm that the panel for the event will be Stephen Beresford (screenwriter), Joseph Gilgun (actor) and Mike Jackson (member of LGSM). The museum holds the archive of LGSM and we will be displaying some of the collections during the event.
Suitable for adults and young people over 12
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
11.00am – 11.45am

Oliver BlissTues 26 August – Sat 30 August
Microresidency: Oliver Bliss
Oliver Bliss will run creative textiles workshops crafting messages of hope to MPs who did not vote ‘Yes’ to equal marriage.  You can learn about the role of MPs, be inspired by the pioneering banner collections challenging Section 28, and craft your own history-making messages.  This craftivist project will champion a triumph in our collective history!  Part of our Work in Progress workshop programme.
10.00am – 5.00pm