Liverpool-based festival Homotopia is currently running. Having secured Homotopia’s future for another 3 years with renewed Arts Council support, the 2014 festival is packed with exciting national premieres (DV8), regional firsts (Andy Warhol and Catherine Opie exhibitions) unique collaborations (Fenella Fielding and Le Gateau Chocolat) and exclusive appearances (Terence Davies) that appeal to audiences gay and straight alike.
This year’s festival sees Homotopia continuing its partnership with the Walker Art Gallery (Opie) and forging new partnerships with Liverpool Playhouse (DV8) and a marketing partnership with Tate Liverpool (Warhol).
In a year dominated by the equal marriage vote in the UK, Homotopia will interrogate faith and sexuality with ‘In Conversation With Terence Davies’ and Vicky Beeching and Peter Tatchell in the Diva Debate. It will also look to Africa where several nations have passed or are considering anti-gay legislation with Le Gateau Chocolat and Mojisola Adebayo.
They also look back and celebrate queer history with U.S. company Force/Collision (Jarman) and former Bloolips performer Nick Phillips (Ecce Homo).
Full festival listings and more details can be found at www.homotopia.net.