Queer Media Festival at HOME

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
Jewel's Catch One - Image courtesy of Queer Media Festival.

Queer Media Festival at HOME Manchester, Manchester 5 November 2016 Tickets from £5.00 — Book now

Queer Media Festival returns to HOME this Saturday with a packed schedule of in-conversations, films, performances, workshops and, to top it all off, an afterparty with giants of the queer club scene, DJs Jamie Bull (HomoElectric) and Claud Cunningham (Black Angel).

Once again the festival have lined up a diverse set of panelists and speakers: 70% women and 40% from the BAME community. The aim is to provoke, inspire and connect the next generation of LGBT filmmakers, programmers and audiences. So, grab a wristband and you can dip in and out of sessions which include industry professionals from BBC, Channel 4 and Gay Star News, the Executive Director of UK Black Pride, award-winning theatre creators and the artists behind the @Gaybar project

Film-wise, the day will start with a selection of shorts, each selected by QueerMedia16’s young programmers. Hot new doc, Jewel’s Catch One – which tells the story of Jewel Thais-Williams, who broke down racial and cultural barriers while running the oldest Black-owned gay disco in America – will play at 2pm. Then, later on, there will be a chance to see Strike a Pose, which charts the lives of the seven backup dancers who famously joined Madonna on her Blonde Ambition tour. The screening will be accompanied by a live dance piece from House of Ghetto and short film, Voguing: The Message.

Queer Media Festival at HOME Manchester, Manchester 5 November 2016 Tickets from £5.00 Book now

What's on at HOME Manchester

Where to go near Queer Media Festival at HOME

Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Music venue
The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Event venue

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
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Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

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