Temporary Monument, Permanent Protest

I’m very happy to have been commissioned a new photographic intervention commemorating the 30th anniversary of the protests against Section 28. FullSizeRender In 1988, the UK government introduced Section 28, legislation that stated that councils should not ‘intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality’ in its schools or other areas of their work. Over 20,000 people marched in protest against the legislation on 20 February 1988 in Manchester: the city’s largest ever peaceful protest at that time. Click here for more info:
Queer Contact ’18: Temporary Monument, Permanent Protest


Attend an initial workshop with the organisers to explore ideas for the images, and discuss connections to the march and the issues surrounding the struggle for LGBTQ+ people’s rights in the 30 years since the protests. Either: Sat 10th February 2018 (2pm-5pm, Longsight Library, 519 Stockport Road, M12 4NE) Or: Sat 17th February 2018 (2pm-5pm, Manchester International Festival, Blackfriars House, M3 2JA) Then attend the public photoshoot of the images in Manchester City Centre. TUE 20 FEBRUARY 2018 (TIME/CITY CENTRE LOCATION TBC) The photographs will then be presented at a public event in May 2018, alongside performances, poetry and music celebrating the protest and its legacy.


Please email [email protected] if you’d like to take part, or for more information. Please note: this opportunity is unpaid but we aim to provide food and refreshments at all the session days.
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