Sapphormation is an annual festival for ‘women who love women’, a day-long event at Sidney Street’s LGBT+ Centre and MMU All Saints Campus featuring art, workshops, performances and discussion groups that are all entirely free to attend. This year’s theme is Defiance, and is dedicated to the suffragettes, and to all the inspirational women who have sought to open up politics and smash the glass ceiling. Already confirmed for the day are novelist and activist Hilary McCollum, who’ll be talking about the history of Lesbian suffragettes, performance poet Ella Otomewo and Girl Gang Manchester, who’ll be hosting a feminist games session. This festival is aimed at lesbians and bisexual women.
Sat 3 Nov, The LGBT+ Centre, 49-51 Sidney Street, Manchester, M1 7HB, 11.30am – 7.30pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk
A Victorian Wedding Revisited at Blackburne Hall (pictured)
Blackburne Hall in Bury hosts this talk on Saturday evening. A wedding that took place over 150 years ago is brought to life as the outfits worn by bride and groom are brought out of the archive of the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection. This talk, led by archive staff and the couple’s great grandson, will take you through the family’s history, as well as shining a light on some of the customs and fashions of 19th Century nuptials. This talk coincides with an exhibition of the garments, also at Blackburne Hall.
Sat 3 Nov, Blackburne Hall, Behind Bury Parish Church, The Rock, Bury, BL9 0AH, 7.30pm – 9pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Last Chance to See Subi
Subi is an exhibition of contemporary Korean ceramics that crosses three venues: Castlefield Gallery, Manchester Craft & Design Centre and Manchester Art Gallery. It closes its doors this Sunday, so this weekend really is your last chance. You can find out more in our full preview.
Until Sun 4 Nov, Castlefield Gallery/ Manchester Craft and Design Centre/ Manchester Art Gallery, opening times vary, www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk
Festivo Winds at The Whitworth
The Whitworth continues their Autumn programme of free concerts, with this performance from woodwind quintet Festivo Winds. Formed in 2017 at RNCM, this talented young group boast a traditional repertoire, mixed in with some contemporary arrangements. They will be performing in the building’s South Gallery, overlooking the peaceful vistas offered by Whitworth Park.
Sun 4 Nov, The Whitworth, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER, 3pm, whitworth.manchester.ac.uk
Published on: Thu 1 Nov 2018