Covid-19 Survey … Manchester International Festival … Turn On Festival postponed


Socio-economic effects of Covid-19 on the LGBTQ+ community

Manchester Pride are compiling a report for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) who are looking at how best to understand the impact of Covid-19 on the LGBTQ+ community.

They are particularly interested to hear about your access to key services including healthcare and transport.

The survey should take about 20 minutes to complete and all data is anonymous.

Complete the survey here.

The data will help to create a report for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority on how the LGBTQ+ community has been impacted by Covid-19.

They need all responses in by the end of January, so it’s a tight turnaround – if anyone needs help filling it in, please feel free to contact Alex Khanyaghma, Community Engagement Officer at Manchester Pride on 0161 831 7700 or 07983 170 345.


Manchester International Festival Project

Manchester International Festival (MIF21) is definitely happening from 1 – 18 July 2021, and they would love for you to get involved. 

Have you got a love story you’d like to share? Do you want to express your love for the important people, places, objects and experiences in your life? They might be able to help, through a new project they are creating for next summer’s Manchester International Festival. 
They are looking to finalise participants as soon as possible. They are hoping that we can all get together in person – participants, artist, writers – sometime in February. If that’s not possible, the alternative is to create an online community and meet via Zoom.
Please see flyer:


If you’re interested, please let us know here.


Turn On Fest Postponed

Due to the most recent government guidelines, it was with a heavy heart that Hope Mill Theatre released the following statement regarding the second annual Turn On Fest. The LGBTQIA+ Arts festival, in partnership with Superbia, aims to celebrate, support and create a platform for queer artists in  Manchester and the north. We look forward to the day that we can do this in the fullest and safest way possible.

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