Queer Noise is a small (but perfectly formed) community exhibition at the People’s History Museum based on Manchester District Music Archive’s crowd-sourced online project of the same name. Curated by Abigail Ward, it tells the story of how proudly queer musicians and clubbers in Greater Manchester helped to redefine attitudes towards sexuality across the city and beyond.
Queer Noise is part of the People’s History Museum’s Never Going Underground season, a year-long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism.
Queer Noise launches on Thurs 13 July, 6.00pm – 8.00pm.
At the free launch Abigail Ward will deliver a lively visual presentation celebrating the history of queer music and club life in Greater Manchester. Material includes rarely seen photos, flyers, posters and videos from the 1950s to today.
Expect funny anecdotes, cool musical snippets and visual delights from across the decades! Fair-trade wine provided by Co-op. All welcome.