LGBT History Month - It's Queer Up North?

28 January 2016 by Pure Radio

February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month.

On Saturday the 6th, the Working Class Movement Library in Salford will be hosting an event about working-class men and same-sex desires in the 20th century.

It will include readings by ex-Smiths drummer Mike Joyce, and a talk by Helen Smith from the University of Lincoln. Under the Rainbow has been speaking with Helen.

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Nov 2014 - Still Ill

6 November 2014 by Pure Radio

Still Ill is a tragic love story between the jumped up pantry boy and the boy with the thorn in his side.

It’s set in a world of violence between Manchester and Northern Ireland.

The play will be on at The Lowry and at Oldham Library later this month.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to the writer, Billy Cowen.

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Manchester Sound: The Massacre

1 July 2013 by Pure Radio

The Library Theatre’s dynamic production bringing together Manchester’s 1989 rave scene and the Peterloo massacre. Susanne Pendlebury went to find out more from actors Rachel Austin and Leah Hackett.

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Spooky Stockport: Spirits in the Library

26 March 2012 by Pure Radio

Stockport Central Library may have a handful of spirits lurking in its basement.

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May 2011 - Ecovada Play

26 May 2011 by Pure Radio

Vada is a drama group for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community. Over the past few months they have been preparing their latest work – Ecovada. This Friday they will be performing at Chorlton Library, and on Tuesday in Manchester city centre. Tonight, Under the Rainbow hears from one of the performers – Hugh Polehampton.

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