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Tuesday 21 August 2007

Caribbean Carnival targeted with policing costs

Since 2004 Manchester has had two Caribbean Carnivals. The one in July that has run for decades is now ignored by Manchester City Council. Go to the Council information centre and they will actually deny that there are two Caribbean Carnivals in Manchester each year.

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Filed under: Manchester — GS @ 2:49 am
Thursday 16 August 2007

Get Bent Film Festival showreel (video)

Get Bent website.

Get Bent! Short Films

Date: Friday, August 31, 2007 20.00 – 00.00

Location: Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester.

Description: The cutting-edge of underground queer film-making from across the country and beyond comes to the Contact Theatre. Get Bent! has selected ten cinematic gems that explore the darkest and most humorous recesses of contemporary life. The evening rounds off with a special performance by instrumental four-piece, 7 Hertz accompanying a black and white queer cult classic. Followed by DJs and late bar.

Warning: Contains explicit material.

This event is wheelchair accessible. Please contact filmfest (at) get-bent-manchester.com for any further information.

Get Bent! Documentaries: Life in Motion

Date: Saturday 1st September 13.00 – 19.00

Location: Council Chambers, Manchester University Students Union, Oxford Rd.

‘Life in Motion’ is a wheelchair accessible event. Please contact filmfest (at) get-bent-manchester.com for any further information.


Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,The media,TV & film — GS @ 2:10 pm
Friday 27 April 2007

g7ukTalk: 27 April 2007

UPDATE (October 2008): this podcast has ‘retired’ into the archives. I’ve left the production notes below.

Chris joins me to talk about:

* Queer Up North: Europe’s leading queer arts festival which starts here in Manchester in the next few days, with events throughout May.

* Peter Tatchell

* Our show Bargain Hunters: why we haven’t made any more since June.

* Big Brother

* The TV phone scandals that have engulfed Britain recently and the recent BBC Panorama programme on the subject.

* The Basement Social Centre

* The Conservative Party

* Scally wear: we find out, does Chris own a hoody or any trackies?

* Doctor Who and Torchwood

Wednesday 28 February 2007

BBC World and WTC Building 7 collapse on September 11

This seems quite extraordinary. This clip seems to show BBC World reporting that World Trade Centre Building 7 has collapsed on September 11th. Yet the reporter is standing in front of a window and WTC Building 7 is still standing in the distance behind her. More info here.

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Filed under: Buildings,The media,TV & film — GS @ 12:12 am
Friday 2 February 2007

Manchester Pride exaggerates Parade crowd figures by 500%

250,000 do not watch the Parade as the organisers claim. The true figure is ‘tens of thousands’ and here is the proof.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 11:37 pm
Monday 13 November 2006

Liberation 91 protest, Manchester, UK 1991 (video)

Don’t believe the big fibs that are put around by commercial vested interests today. They make out that Manchester was some kind of gay wasteland before Canal Street took off in the early 1990’s.

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Filed under: Documentary,LGBT,Manchester,Politics,With video — GS @ 1:15 pm
Wednesday 25 October 2006

Questions that Manchester Pride, Marketing Manchester & the Manchester Evening News don’t want to answer

On 18 August 2006 I wrote to Manchester Pride with the following questions. I received a reply from Marketing Manchester, saying that I would get a ‘prompt reply’ just as soon as Pride was over. More than two months later I am still waiting…

Here is my letter:

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 1:14 pm
 
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