An Evening with David Sedaris … An Evening with Armistead Maupin … Visual Stories of LGBT people aged 50 -70


An Evening with David Sedaris

Sunday, 4 July 2021, 7.00pm

Salford Lyric Theatre at The Lowry, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3AZ

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humorists. He is appearing at The Lowry in Salford on Sunday, 4 July.

Sedaris at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018

He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition. Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is a New York Times best seller, and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. The audio book of Calypso has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category.

Much of Sedaris’s humour is ostensibly autobiographical and self-deprecating and often concerns his family life, his middle-class upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, his Greek heritage, homosexuality, jobs, education, drug use, and obsessive behaviours, and his life in France, London, and the South Downs.

Sedaris lives in Rackham, West Sussex, England, with his long time partner, painter and set designer Hugh Hamrick. Sedaris mentions Hamrick in a number of his stories and describes the two of them as the “sort of couple who wouldn’t get married.”

An Evening with Armistead Maupin

Friday, 15 October 2021, 7.30pm

HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester M15 4FN

Armistead Maupin, the much loved author and LGBT activist, is appearing at HOME on Friday, 15 October.

Maupin (left) with husband Christopher Turner in May 2013

Maupin has been blazing a trail through popular culture since the 1970’s, when his iconic and ground-breaking series Tales of the City was first published as a column in the San Francisco Chronicle. The novel series has been taking the literary world by storm ever since, and is currently being adapted by Netflix into a much-anticipated new series, starring Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis and Elliot Page.

Don’t miss the chance to join America’s ultimate storyteller, as he recounts his favourites tales from the past four decades, offering his own engaging observations on society and the world we inhabit.

Visual stories of LGBT people aged 50 – 70

The Centre for Ageing Better is working with a photographer and journalist to produce visual stories of five older LGBT+ people for Pride Month.

They are planning something similar to their AgeProud series where photos and a short piece of text tell the stories of older people who identify as LGBT+.

They need people aged approximately 50-70 to share their experiences as an older person and as someone who’s part of the LGBT+ community – to consider other issues, such as, ageism, employment, housing, social connections and the impact of COVID or how attitudes towards LGBT+ people have changed throughout their lifetime. If you are interested then please contact us.

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