Quaran … tired!? Then apply to Pride in Ageing First Birthday event

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How are you holding up? What are you doing to stay sane? Just asking for a friend 🙂 Seriously though, are you doing OK? We are doing the very best we can to get through these strange times.

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Launched by Sir Ian McKellen in June 2019, Pride in Ageing has already made huge strides in helping to ensure that Greater Manchester becomes one of the best places for LGBT people to grow older.

Pride in Ageing are holding their 1st Birthday Celebration Event: ‘Sensible Footwear’– a Q & A session with Kate Charlesworth

Friday 5 June 2020, 12.00 noon – 1.30pm

This is a public event to celebrate one year of Pride in Ageing. Lawrie Roberts, Programme Manager, will be joined on Zoom (an online platform that lets us all see and hear each other over the web) by Edinburgh-based cartoonist Kate Charlesworth, who will be answering questions about her landmark LGBTQ memoir ‘Sensible Footwear’.

Described by The Guardian as “joyous … leaves no stone unturned … an instant classic”. ‘Sensible Footwear’ is the first graphic history to document lesbian life in Britain from 1950 to the present and includes Kate’s recollections of visiting Canal Street whilst at art college in Manchester in the 1970s.

This event is being run in conjunction with LGBT Foundation’s Women’s Programme. Copies of ‘Suitable Footwear’ are available to order via the Myriad online store here with 25% off and free UK P&P using the code MYREADATHOME.

Free, limited spaces, please register for this event in advance here and you will receive a link or phone number to call to join the event on the day.

The Pride in Ageing programme was set up in response to concerns that too many lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people over the age of 50 are living in isolation and facing discrimination as a direct result of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Laws change but attitudes can be harder to shift.

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Lowry play

One of the trips we had planned was to see the play “The Last of the Pelican Daughters” at the Lowry in Salford – a play about family, money, what we inherit from our past, and what we choose to bring into the future.

The Wardrobe Ensemble were running a series of intergenerational workshops that bring older and younger people together to talk about the themes of the show: Inheritance, Money, Grief, Love and Family.

There is now a virtual version of the workshop which can be done with someone that you know and also with someone you don’t know. If you are interested in doing the workshop with a stranger of a different generation, please contact me to arrange: openshawtony1@gmail.com?

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Tony’s Coffee Time Picks

“I’m missing you all, so here is a playlist which reflects my feelings” which can be found here:

https://www.mixcloud.com/manchestercares1/tonys-coffee-time-picks-2/

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