There were lots of events this weekend for World HIV Day in Manchester.
The UK AIDS Memorial Quilt Trail had panels in 12 Greater Manchester locations, including HOME, Central Library, Manchester Art Gallery and the Cathedral.
To Whom It May Concern by Jordan Roberts
There was a launch event for a new art project with portraits and letters by people living with HIV in Manchester. The event included talks, poetry performance, drag, vogueing, interview panels and music.
The film The Garden by Derek Jarman was shown at Cultureplex.
Jarman subjectively explored a series of issues, from Section 28 to witch-hunting attitudes towards gay priests, and his own impending mortality.
Still Beginning at Cultureplex was a programme of seven new short films from Visual AIDS New York covering diverse aspects of HIV work and action from anti-stigma work to public sex culture, highlighting pioneering activism.
The videos by Shanti Avirgan, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Carl George, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters/Victor F M Torres, and Derrick Woods-Morrow will be available on-line soon.
World HIV Day Vigil in Sackville Park
The annual inspirational memorial service was held with George House Trust and special guests.
Reading The Epidemic at Cultureplex featured special guests reading and talking about HIV and AIDS past and present using poetry, education, memoir and personal testimony.