As part of the Queer Contact Festival currently taking place in Manchester, Outspoken is an event which includes poetry, prose and readings of spoken word. The event has been produced by Contact, who have put on a range of events for the festival. The Queer contact festival is a programme of events celebrating the diversity of the LGBT arts and culture scene. If you have not seen any of the shows and performances, this is a great one to catch as it is centrally located in the City Centre and is reasonably priced.
The all-female line-up includes Seni Seneviratne, Jackie Hagan, Louise Wallwein and Mandla Rae and will be hosted by Afshan D'souza-Lodhi. This is part of the libraries live events, which bring exciting literary events into public libraries. Listen to poems, thought and feelings from people who are not afraid to hold back. The night will live up to its name and bring some outspoken opinions to light. This is your chance to hear about these women's lives through their work. The event brings the group together but each woman has a unique perspective and will share their individual identity. This is set to be an event where you can hear powerful ideas and work.
Taking place on Wednesday 14th February at 6.30pm until 8pm. Tickets cost £8 or £5 for concessions and is suitable for ages 12 and over. Tickets can be booked via the Contact website. For more information contact the box office on 0161 274 0600.
The event is supported by Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Libraries and Superbia Grants who provide support for LGBT events in order to showcase diversity in the city. At the event, there will be new work from Superbia's Manchester Chapbook project. The event will take place at Manchester Central Library which is easily accessible via public transport and is opposite the St Peter's Square tram stop.
For those wanting to do something different on Valentine's Day or avoid the holiday altogether, this is set to be a thought-provoking event where you can learn about a range of diverse experiences and opinions.