Homo Heroes 2013: LGB&T venue of the Year Award
Publish Date: 07/08/2013
The The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s annual Homo Heroes Awards, now in its third year, gives people the chance to recognise individuals, groups and organisations that have made a difference to the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual people, in the past year. These are the finalists for the LGB&T Venue of the Year Award....
Contact Theatre, Manchester
Contact is a dynamic professional theatre that combines performance spaces, digital facilities, exhibition spaces and a great café bar. As part of Contact's ongoing commitment to diversity, Queer Contact presents and produces events throughout the year for LGB&T communities.
As part of LGBT History Month, this programming converges in the Queer Contact Festival featuring the best in performance, music, spoken word, theatre and visual arts, with local young people and performers interacting with the cream of UK and international talent.
Richmond Tea Rooms, Manchester
The Tea Rooms offer a safe environment for all members of the LGB&T community. Their traditional English style tea room, serving food and an array of beverages throughout the day and evening has to be seen to be believed. The totally OTT decor, gives a knowing nod towards a Tim Burton inspired design. Their chefs have created unique specialities whilst also providing the traditional favourites too. In contrast, their adjoining cocktail lounge, with its quirky fixtures and fittings offers the most delicious hand made cocktails imaginable.
Richmond Tea Room gets involved in ventures for all the community, along with their engagement with local groups and charities; helping and supporting both financially and with venue hire and events.
Taurus is enjoyed by all ages, genders and orientations; a melting pot of those who share a mind set. Relaxed atmosphere and a place to converse. Excellent food & drink. Private dining. Service led. Situated in the heart of the Gay Village on Canal Street, Manchester, where The Canal meets The Community.
The team at Taurus actively gets involved in community fundraising and is a meeting space for many LGB&T social and support groups as well as a fantastic place to meet new friends.