World AIDS Day
Sunday 27th November 12-3pm
Design your own slogan and template, then screen print it on posters, t-shirts, postcards and tote bags.
We’ll look back to pieces from LGBT social movements including ACT UP, Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, Never Going Underground and the Gay Liberation Front for inspiration.
All materials will be provided, just bring your thoughts and creativity.
People’s History Museum Left Bank, Spinningfields Manchester M3 3ER
Monday 28th November 6:30-9pm
LGBT Foundation is proud to present a screening of ‘How To Survive A Plague’ is partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University’s School of Arts and Humanities.
How to Survive A Plague is the story of two coalitions— ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time. With unfettered access to a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage from the 1980s and '90s, filmmaker David France puts the viewer smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heart-breaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.
Post-screening, staff from LGBT Foundation, George House Trust and BHA will lead a panel discussion on activism, diagnosis, treatment and how we collectively support those living with HIV.
Number 70, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH
Wednesday 30th November 6-8pm
Join LGBT Foundation for an informal social space for anyone affected by HIV, including friends, family members and supporters.
You’ll have an opportunity to paint a tile that reflects your experiences, forming a commemorative piece of artwork for Manchester’s World AIDS Day Vigil.
These tiles pay tribute to the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. In June of 1987, a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would neglect. Their goal was to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS, and to thereby help people understand the devastating impact of the disease. This meeting of devoted friends and lovers served as the foundation of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. Today the Quilt, with More than 48,000 individual 3-by-6-foot memorial panels, is a powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic.
All materials will be provided along with refreshments and snacks.
LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HF
Thursday 1st December 7-8:30pm
Join us for a candlelit to commemorate those who we have lost to HIV and AIDS. This is also an opportunity to show solidarity to those living with HIV, whilst ensuring that people continue to fight stigma faced by many members of our community.
Sackville Gardens, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3WA
Saturday 3rd December 11am-4pm
BHA presents music, food, dancing, stalls, massage and other events including a remembrance of those lost to HIV and a celebration of how far we have come in the fight against HIV.
St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester M12 6FZ
Saturday 3rd December and Sunday 4 December 12 – 3pm
George House Trust welcomes visitors to the UK premiere of "This is my Face", a photographic exhibition created by a group of men from Santiago, Chile. The exhibition provides an insight into their experiences of living with HIV.
George House Trust, 75 - 77 Ardwick Green North, Manchester M12 6FX
About Manchester World AIDS Day Partnership
LGBT Foundation, George House Trust, BHA, Manchester City Council, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and the Office of the police & Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester form the Manchester World AIDS Day Partnership. Collectively we raise awareness of HIV throughout Manchester whilst challenging stigma and prejudice.
This year we’ll be fundraising on Saturday 26th November, Wednesday 30th November and Thursday 1st December across the city centre.