50 Sackville Street
Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 3WF
Free – Booking required
This event will be oversubscribed first come first served
Trojan Horse / Rainbow Flag is a program of artist films about LGBTQI+ spaces, screened within the immersive atmosphere of Tribeca.
The basement dance floor will be transformed into a screening room for the evening. At a time when LGBTQI+ spaces on Canal Street and across the UK are increasingly under threat from gentrification the selected films variously configure a range of environments as places of resistance, community, desire and historical significance. By presenting both urban and rural spaces, the artists encourage us all to view our environment through a queer lens.
Artist Ian Giles newly commissioned film Trojan Horse / Rainbow Flag; about the closure of LGBTQI+ pub the Joiners Arms in East London provides the conceptual springboard to show works by Sam Ashby, Mathew Parkin, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings and Patrick Staff. Supported by Arts Council England.A publication featuring a text by writer Paul Clinton alongside the transcript from Giles film will be distributed at the screening.
Following the screenings there will be an informal discussion about queer spaces with local leaders and organisers including Greg Thorpe (Superbia, Drunk At Vogue), Rod Connolly (Bollox) and Abigail Ward (Manchester District Music Archive)