Making a Queer Noise in Manchester

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We all love a Queer Noise so it is with a sense of real honour that I can announce I will be contributing to the forthcoming Queer Noise community exhibition at the People’s History Museum in Manchester. Celebrating highlights from the history of queer music and club life in Greater Manchester the exhibition includines rarely seen photos, flyers, posters and videos from the 1950s to today and I’m delighted the original of my Claude Cunningham Scene Queen’s cartoon from Diva Magazine is joining this stunning collection of must-see LGBT+ club history. To be able to celebrate a woman who has made such a vital contribution to the women’s scene is a real thrill and I would like to thank curator Abigail Ward for asking me to be part of such an exciting project.

Queer Noise tells the story of how proudly queer musicians and clubbers in Greater Manchester helped to redefine attitudes towards sexuality across the city and beyond. The exhibition is on display at PHM from July 1st until September 10th and is based on the digital project of the same name. Queer Noise is part of PHM’s Never Going Underground season, a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism. The ‘Never Going Underground: Fight for LGBT+ Rights’ exhibition will also be open.

Queer Noise The History of LGBT+ Music & Club Culture in Manchester 1st July -10th December 2017.  People’s History Museum Left Bank, Spinningfields, M60 9 Manchester. Web | Queer Noise Archive | Facebook 

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Wildblood and Queenie are exactly what it says on the tin. (Almost.) DJs, freelance journalists, cartoonist and queer writer who likes to wiggle, campaign and disco. Like they do.

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