talks & workshops
Places I have spoken and things I have learned:
Author interview with Dave Haslam, May 2018.
I hosted an on-stage interview with the author and DJ about his new memoirs, 'Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor', at Manchester's King Street Festival.
Assessing need/desire for an LGBT+/Queer Film Festival for Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, May 2018.
I devised, curated and hosted this 4 hour workshop for Manchester Metropolitan University, with 3 special guest speakers and 20 attendees in which we discussed existing models of queer film festivals, the role of the queer film festival in community and activism, and ways this might be brought into existence for Manchester.
Sex, Drugs & Criminality, The Lowry, May 2018.
Part of Teentalitarianism, the young programmer's takeover at Week 53 Festival, I was a panellist on a gameshow-style discussion event looking at these most thorny of subjects. Brave and exhiliarting programming.
Artist Inspiration Day, Manchester Jewish Museum, May 2018.
I was selected to join a group of 15 artists to devise and brainstorm creative solution for Manchester Jewish Museum during their temporary relocation to Central Library and forthcoming exciting capital expansion.
LGBT+/Queer Research & Policy Showcase, Manchester Metropolitan University, Feb 2018.
I facilitated a knowledge-sharing session between academics from Manchester Metropolitan University and policy makers from Manchester City Council and key LGBT+ charities to share the focus of work with a view to finding common ground and strategic opportunities.
Introduction to Performance, Portico Library, Jan 2018.
I attended this exciting workshop by artist Nicola Dale on tips and strategies for beginning performance work.
Radical Space is the Place, Texture, Nov 2016.
I was a guest panelist on a discussion of the subcultural roots of nightlife, focussing on what has happened to nightlife in the context of austerity, gentrification and dispossession.
Queer(ing) Politics: What role for art and culture?, Partisan, June 2016.
I chaired a panel on queer culture, identity and politics which you can watch here.
Working in the Arts, Salford University, Feb 2013.
Lecture for Salford undergraduates on working in the arts, cultural production, freelancing and establishing a cultural presence.