In a world that’s starting to feel more divided than ever, Manchester Metropolitan University and The Union are reversing the trend by celebrating what unites us with a three day free Arts Festival. The event includes panel discussions, talks, film screenings (including the BAFTA-winning Pride) kids activities and art exhibitions. The Arts Festival isn’t confined to the student population either: everyone is welcome to come along and explore issues surrounding race, faith, sexual orientation, consent, gender identity and disability. Manchester has always shown a propensity for tolerance and inclusivity, so head down and check out how we can help craft the future of the city for the better. We’re particularly impressed by the film programme which includes everything from cult NYC documentary, Paris is Burning, to modern LA-based trans drama, Tangerine and Iranian animation, Persepolis. There are workshops for those interested in Girl Gang, the feminist activist group, as well as kids sessions run by organisers such as Kids of Colour. For the full programme and to reserve tickets for the free events, click on the link below.

Fri 12 – Sun 14 Oct, The Union, Manchester Metropolitan University, 21 Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester M15 6AD. Tel: 0161 247 1162.

A Manchester Wire partnership post.

Fri 12 Oct - Sun 14 Oct
John Stansfield
Published on:
Sat 6 Oct 2018