Birmingham gets involved in inaugural Stonewall Season festival

Birmingham gets involved in inaugural Stonewall Season festival
Local, National News
Posted on 16 Sep 2016

Stonewall, the LGBT equality charity has just announced its brand new festival of events, Stonewall Season, which will take place between Tuesday 1 and Tuesday 10 November in venues across Britain, supported by Visa.

Created to celebrate LGBT life and culture, Stonewall Season will feature a range of events, from film screenings, to panel discussions, club nights and a closing event at the Tanner Warehouse on trendy Bermondsey Street.

Stonewall Season will launch on Tuesday 1 November in Manchester, with a panel discussion held at the University of Manchester, with speakers including Coronation Street’s Daniel Brocklebank, trans activist Charlie Craggs and representatives from Manchester-based groups Proud Trust and Rainbow Noir.

It will culminate in a spectacular closing event, with an exhibition and auction of bespoke works of art created by some of Britain’s best-known artists from across the creative industries including Marc Quinn, Henry Holland and Gareth Pugh.

Birmingham gay super club, The Nightingale, is getting involved in the action on Thursday 5 November with a benefit event at the venue featuring club kids, go go boys and a great party atmosphere. £1 of every entry fee will be donated to Stonewall, as well as all revenue from a raffle and collection buckets throughout the night.

Meanwhile, on Friday 6 November, popular Birmingham lesbian bar The Fox will be hosting a bonfire party to celebrate Stonewall Season. The night will include entertainment, a BBQ and fireworks from 8pm. Sunday 8 November, sees the venue also host a quiz and bingo night with all proceeds from both nights donated to the charity.

For more information about Stonewall Season, visit stonewallseason.org.uk

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