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Homotopia festival celebrates its 20th edition

Liverpool’s Homotopia marks its 20th anniversary with a packed programme planned for next month.

The 2023 festival runs from November 11 to December 2, and this year's theme is Gods and Monsters.

Unmissable events are set to take place at venues across the city including the Unity Theatre, Open Eye Gallery, Invisible Wind Factory, Granby Winter Gardens and the Williamson Tunnels. And further afield, Homotopia also comes to St Helens’ Library.

The wide-ranging line-up includes exhibitions, films, performances, workshops, quizzes and talks.

Festival favourite David Hoyle returns to Liverpool to present his critically acclaimed live show The Ten Commandments which recalls his shame-inducing religious upbringing and delivers his own version of the commandments ‘to spark a revolution in human consciousness’.

See him at the Unity on November 17.

The Hope Place theatre also hosts Young Homotopia’s Aladdin Love on November 14 and Black Sheep, which fuses physical theatre, spoken word and song, on November 15.

Content in Cain’s Brewery Village is the venue for the Homotopia opening party on November 11, while the Invisible Wind Factory hosts Chosen Haram – an unique and complex take on circus described as dealing with themes of “sexuality, faith, addiction and connection” - on November 16.

Above: Chosen Haram. Top: David Hoyle.

Artist Claudiu Oprea takes over Granby Winter Gardens in Toxteth with a special installation, Bear’s Dream, which runs from November 12 to December 1, and British-Congolese photographer Bernice Mulenga presents an exhibition of work at the Open Eye Gallery from November 14 to December 17.

Meanwhile there is a two-day takeover of the Williamson Tunnels over the weekend of November 24-26 for an EAT Me Weekender: Cave. All the tickets have already sold out.

Homotopia was founded in 2003 and is a Liverpool-based arts and social justice organisation making a cultural impact through art and activism. Its annual festival is the longest-running LGBT festival in the country, while Homotopia also runs a year-round programme of artist development, public artworks and events.

The Homotopia festival runs from November 11 to December 2. Full programme details and tickets HERE


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