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Homotopia brings queer joy to Liverpool this Autumn

Homotopia returns to Liverpool venues this autumn with a month-long programme under the theme of Queer Joy is a Protest.

This year’s event – the UK’s longest running LGBT+ arts and cultural festival – takes place from November 1-20.

It features theatre, music, spoken word, film, performance, walking tours and creative workshops and includes events at the Unity Theatre, Everyman, Picturehouse at FACT, Bluecoat, Tate Liverpool, the Museum of Liverpool and Lovelocks Coffee Shop.

This year’s artist in residence is Fringe First award winner, theatre maker, artist and performer Tabby Lamb, while award-winning Liverpool comedian Sian Davies will premiere a new show, This Charming Man, at the Unity.

An opening party takes place at Tate Liverpool while November 20 sees a music night and closing party at Lovelocks in Old Haymarket.

Festival director Char Binns says: “Since its inception, Homotopia has been a celebration of queer culture. Over the past few years we've seen an increase in violence towards our community, including towards our artwork, with two pieces in the public realm destroyed last year.

“When you find yourself under threat it becomes more important to tell your stories, it becomes more imperative to find joy.

"Queer joy is a protest, especially against those who might not believe in inclusivity, diversity and celebration.

"Our annual festival is a place to express this through arts and culture, but it is also a place for us to come together and revel in our community.”

Homotopia runs from November 1-20. More details about the programme HERE

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