LIFE DRAWING IN BASEMENT SAUNA

Thursday 1st November 6:30-8pm

Basement Sauna, 8 Tariff Street, Manchester M1 2FN

Join Oliver Crabtree for a life drawing class in Basement Sauna. You don’t need to have life-drawing experience or be a regular at saunas to take part in the session. We’ll provide all the materials and towels, just bring an open-mind.

This workshop is for gay, bi and other men who have sex with men. This includes people who self-identify as men some or all the time.

CHEMSEX: A COMMUNITY RESPONSE

Friday 2nd November 6:30-8:30pm

LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HF

Join LGBT Foundation and David Stuart for a non-judgemental, informative and compassionate session on ChemSex in Manchester. This workshop and discussion is open to all members of the community whether you know someone who engages in the ChemSex, or you want to know more about how ChemSex has impacted our LGBT communities, families and allies.

SEXWITHOUTSHAME BALL

Saturday 17th November 6:30-11pm

NIAMOS, Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU

Join LGBT Foundation and The House of Decay for the inaugural SexWithoutShame Ball. The Ball will celebrate vogue and ballroom culture whilst commentating those we’ve lost to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Tickets: £11+ booking fees Book tickets at http://tinyurl.com/SWSBall

All event profits will pay for HIV self-test kits, safer injecting and safer sex packs, pregnancy test kits and sanitary products for LGBT people who need them.

TEST AND TRIM

Sunday 18th November 12-6pm

RCNQ/Barber Below

Join LGBT Foundation and Riot Barber for a Test & Trim event at Barber Below. To mark National HIV Testing Week we’ll be offering confidential rapid HIV tests with friendly staff from LGBT Foundation and haircuts with the LGBT-inclusive RCNQ team.

We know the pennies get tight closer to Christmas so pay what you can - all donations will purchase HIV self-test kits, safer injecting and safer sex packs, pregnancy test kits and sanitary products for LGBT people in Greater Manchester who need them.

Make a day of it and join us for the basement for a series of films, served with popcorn and soda.

12-2pm Hairspray (2007)

2-4pm Grease (1978)

4-6pm Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Bookable appointments are available at http:/tinyurl.com/testandtrim

‘parTy boi’ FILM SCREENING AND PANEL

Thursday 22nd November 6:30-9:30pm

Number 70, 70 Oxford Road, Manchester

Join LGBT Foundation and Rainbow Noir for the Manchester premier of parTy boi, black diamonds in ice castles, a documentary highlighting methamphetamine addiction among LGBTQ people of colour in the US.

After the film screening there will be a Q&A and panel discussion exploring UK substance use within LGBTQI communities, the rising prevalence of the ChemSex scene, and how we ensure sexual health and wellbeing services and support are inclusive of LGBTQI people of colour.

Tickets: Free.

Book tickets at parTyboiManc.eventbrite.com

SEXWITHOUTSHAME TAKEOVER

Saturday 8th December 11am-8pm

Partisan Collective, 19 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M4 4FY

Join LGBT Foundation for a day of eclectic workshops and activities for LGBT people to celebrate passion, pleasure and sexual identity.

Full programme events coming soon.

Workshops include:

  • ‘The Impact of PrEP’ - exploring how we increase knowledge and access to HIV medication taken by someone who is HIV negative
  • ‘Femme as F*ck’ - delving in to how masculinity and femininity has defined our roles in the bedroom and how we can feel in control regardless of what positions we find ourselves in
  • ‘Intimate touch’ - learn relaxation techniques and explore how we form an intimate connection with our partner(s)
  • Activities include:
  • ‘Self-love zine-making’ - highlight your best assets through a montage of photos, poems and tales of the night.
  • ‘Screen-printing is sexy’ - create slogans of solidarity and screen print them on tees, tote bags and underwear.
  • ‘Love Is The Drug’ - prepare for an evening of performance exploring sex, drugs and love. Expect poetry, monologues and sexual innuendos aplenty.

Tickets: Free but some workshop places are limited.