27 September – 25 November 2013
David Hockney, John Waters, Boy George, April Ashley and Sandi Toksvig all feature in this year’s Homotopia Festival in Liverpool.
Gary Everett, Artistic Director, has programmed a blend of international premieres, original commissions, emerging artists and established stars to celebrate 10 years of presenting the best of queer culture. He explains;
“In 2004 we set out to unite communities around high quality cultural experiences with a handful of events in small-scale venues. The festival has grown with our ambition and our audiences and Liverpool has embraced the lesbian, gay and trans* experience; so much so that you will find Homotopia at the Philharmonic Hall, the Walker Art Gallery and the Museum of Liverpool this year.
“This is in stark contrast to the experience of LGBT Russians who have witnessed retrogressive laws banning queer cultural expression introduced in Russia and a huge increase in violent homophobia. I believe it makes our work supporting and commissioning gay artists increasingly important.”
Homotopia is an arts and social justice organisation that draws on the LGBT experience to unite and regenerate communities through the production, promotion and commissioning of great art, heritage and culture for everyone. Homotopia is funded by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation and Liverpool City Council. www.homotopia.net