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Past Events: 2015

Sexuality Summer School: Queer Arts as Activism
18 – 22 May 2015

The Sexuality Summer School 2015 brought to Manchester an extraordinary line-up of scholars, artists, performers, filmmakers and writers.

SSS 2015 Final Poster

Public Events

12-2pm Monday 18 May
Public Lecture with art historian and filmmaker Gavin Butt (Goldsmiths):
“Anti-Gravitas: Queer Importance in Art and Performance”
Venue: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Cambridge Street, M1 5BY

Readings available to download here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kd4kadj2rdqenw1/AABsgebVBgFYcjCgpcoMX4gra?dl=0

5-6.30pm Monday 18 May

“Why Sing?” Roundtable. Filmmaker John Greyson (York, CA) in conversation with Richard Dyer (Kings) and Lisa Henderson (UMass Amherst)
Venue: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Cambridge Street, M1 5BY
For recommended readings to accompany this session, please visit:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4tcojrixcliroar/AAB9cT0Pcgqequiobmc2HFy0a?dl=0

6.45-8.30pm Monday 18 May
Screening of John Greyson’s Fig Trees (2009, 109 mins)
Venue: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Cambridge Street, M1 5BY

5-7pm Tuesday 19 May
Performance lecture with photographer and artist Del LaGrace Volcano: “INTER*ME: Give me an L! G! B! T! I! Q! or How I Lived (Through) my Acronymous Identities”
Venue: John Casken Lecture Theatre, Martin Harris Centre, Oxford Road, M13 9PL

8-10pm Wednesday 20 May
“I, Victim” Performance by David Hoyle
Venue: Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, M15 6JA
To book, visit: contactmcr.com/davidhoyle or call 0161 274 0600

5-7pm Thursday 21 May
Public Lecture with writer and filmmaker Sarah Schulman (CUNY):
“Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair”
Venue: John Casken Lecture Theatre, Martin Harris Centre, Oxford Road, M13 9PL
See here for recommended readings related to Sarah’s lecture: http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:z2u-i7cz24ha-kia7d/sexuality-summer-school-public-lecture-with-sarah-schulman-cuny-conflict-is-not-abuse-overstating-harm-community-responsibility-and-the-duty-of-repair

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The Sexuality Summer School 2015 also included workshops for students with Jackie Kay, Nina Wakeford (Goldsmiths), and members of CSSC at the University of Manchester, including: Jackie Stacey, Monica Pearl, Laura Doan, Daniela Caselli and Kaye Mitchell.

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