Manchester Pride has changed over the years since its inception in the mid-1980s. The Pride weekend provides more than just entertainment for the LGBT community, but is Pride doing enough to keep up with the community’s diversity in 2022?
This week’s Friends of the Meteor is from Dmitrijs Andrejevs, an academic at the University of Manchester, on the subject of former Soviet states removing monuments from the days when they were part of the USSR.
Manchester Pride is often criticised for being commercialised and being more of a party than a protest. But it can be both, as Gary Roberts discovered at the 2022 Pride weekend.
Bluedot claims the festival ‘eco-crown’ not just for having a range of initiatives to cut emissions and waste, but also by offering a genuine attempt to inform, educate and influence its audience.
A collaboration with local artists and Starling charity showcases inspirational artwork produced by neurodivergent young people at Manchester Art Gallery whilst talking about upcoming projects and how to get involved.
That’s the theme of a pop-up art exhibition being held in Salford on 27 August, to spread a little joy in a time when LGBTQ+ people are under attack from the media and politicians.
The Dream Weavers festival, at the Northern Quarter’s Oppidan Social, highlighted a shared dream of a society built on solidarity and justice. Activist groups and charities from across Greater Manchester attended to share their inspirational work.
The British born Thomas Paine played a fundamental part in the American Revolution, which led to the formation of the world’s most powerful democracy.
The radical free thinker’s life is depicted in Paul Fitzgerald’s new graphic novel PAINE. The author answers The Meteor’s questions on Paine’s pivotal role in the American Revolution, how he fell foul of the French Revolution, and what the arch anti-royalist would have made of the Queens Platinum Jubilee.
Four-day festival in Manchester, 19-22 June, aims to reconnect and invigorate activists and campaigners across the Greater Manchester region.
SICK! Festival is working to start the conversation on difficult health topics through art and performance.