LGBT Voices

As part of LGBT History Month we would like to invite you to the library to listen to oral history clips, talks, artwork & performance.

Manchester Central Library holds a wide variety of sound archive collections capturing people from the city's LGBT communities talking about what the city means to us and how we have made it our home. From queerupnorth to the Proud Trust to the Polari project, themes emerge from the oral history interviews including helpline anecdotes, 'coming to Manchester' tales and many meditations on the meaning of community, protest and support.

This afternoon session is open to anyone interested in sound archives. It will feature project managers talking about their experience of 'doing' oral history in the community. A soundscape created from the archives by sound artist Vicky Clarke will be premiered. Young people and local spoken word artists will showcase their creative responses to the archives.

Find out more about the workshops on our blog: Sound Art Workshops at @theproudtrust

Feeling creative? Here's the brief for spoken word artists...


No booking required, just come along!