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Hope Mill's LGBTQIA+ Turn On Fest returns

Now in its fourth year, Turn on Fest – Hope Mill Manchester's annual LGBTQIA+ arts festival – continues until Saturday with a focus on grass roots Manchester artists and new development work.

The headline event of this year's festival is an In Conversation with author and activist Jill Nalder, talking about her book With Love from the Pink Palace, the inspiration behind hit TV drama series, It’s A Sin.

Hope Mill artistic director Joseph Houston said: “When we launched the festival back in 2020 we were passionate about creating space for LGBTQ+ artists to explore. The festival this year offers an extremely varied line up of Manchester artists, inspiring themes, and an opportunity for the queer community to come together to listen and learn."

The festival continues with...

Qweer Shorts (January 18). A night for writers to test out new queer writing.

Quentin Crisp - Naked Hope (January 19). Mark Farrelly’s hugely acclaimed solo play visits Quentin at two phases of his extraordinary life: alone in his Chelsea flat in the 1960s, certain that life has passed him by, and thirty years later, giving a performance of his one man show An Evening with Quentin Crisp in New York.

Development Evening (January 20). Four LGBTQIA+ Artists will be chosen to share their work in development as part of the evening. Supported by Manchester’s LGBT Foundation.

A Conversation with Jill Nalder (January 21). Actor, activist, author and inspiration behind Russell T Davies’ critically acclaimed drama It’s a Sin. Jill will be joined by the show's star Nathaniel J Hall, to share the real-life story that inspired the drama and talk about her book.

More info and tickets here


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