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Manchester’s LGBT Centre: we were born in the 80s

Manchester’s LGBT Centre: we were born in the 80s

A walking tour telling the story of Manchester’s LGBT Centre

6 August 2016

6 August 2016, Manchester's LGBT Centre - we were born in the 80s @ People's History Museum

Time 14:00 - 16:00

Duration 2 hours

Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3

Please meet in the Community Gallery at PHM.  The walk finishes at The LGBT Centre on Sidney Street (just off Oxford Road)

6 August 2016, Manchester's LGBT Centre - we were born in the 80s @ People's History MuseumThis walking tour follows the story of how Manchester became the first place to build an entirely publicly funded, purpose designed centre for the gay community, just as Thatcher’s government were enacting Section 28.  It follows the money, as it were, from the Town Hall to Canal Street and then to Sidney Street and one of the city’s most diverse urban blocks, home to an evangelical church and conference centre, a plethora of fast food takeaways and a pub, Manchester’s Islamic Centre, a veggie wholefoods co-operative as well as The LGBT Centre!

The story is one of unlikely success in the face of the public funding landscape, some hostile political foes and an infamous 147 signature petition.  It is also one which perfectly shows the change in public sector funding from the 1980s to the present day.  Above all, it is a heartening story of community spirit and perseverance.The LRM

The walk starts from the Community Gallery at People’s History Museum and will finish at The LGBT Centre on Sidney Street (just off Oxford Road); a thriving community hub with exciting future plans.  It’s the perfect place for post-walk tea, cake and story swapping.  All attendees will receive a free zine.

Part of the Loitering With Intent events programme.Arts Council England

Suitable for adults and young people

  • Treat yourself to 15% off in The Left Bank cafe bar and 10% off in the museum shop when you attend an event at the People’s History Museum
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Booking Requirements:

  • Please meet in the Community Gallery at PHM.  The walk finishes at The LGBT Centre on Sidney Street (just off Oxford Road)
  • Please note event attendees must arrive at least ten minutes before the start time of the event, otherwise their booked space will be given to someone on the reserve list
  • Please contact the museum as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your reservation so your place can be given to another visitor
  • Please note all donations are non refundable
  • For further information please contact the museum on 0161 838 9190 or email events@phm.org.uk

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