Liverpool Homotopia Festival

This annual festival in Liverpool may be of interest to members


Cruising for Art

1-30 November 2011

Welcome to our 8th festival happening across Liverpool throughout November. This year's festival theme is 'Cruising For Art' and we are thrilled that artist Sadie Lee's iconic painting 'Anderrida Shurville' is the 2011 festival campaign which also forms part of a new exhibition 'Pin Ups'.
This year we showcase the bold, the queer, the unexpected and the daring. A celebration of 21st century life all its extravagant and dynamic diversity presenting an eclectic programme including 5 World Premieres, 4 UK Premieres and 5 new commissions & festival firsts with 35 events from visual art, theatre, film, debate, heritage, dance, literature and live art.

Highlights include the World Premiere of Sadie Lee & Matthew Stradling exhibition Pin Ups, and at the Walker Art Gallery is Savage Style: Costumes From Lily's Wardrobe, Earthfall's 'At Swim Two Boys', UK Premiere of Tranny Hotel, the first UK showing of Berlin-Yogyakarta: From Hitler's Terror To Human Rights Today World Premiere of a new dance theatre production by Joseph Mercier called 'Cruising, Clubbing, Fucking, The Featherstonehaughs present Edits, and, get ready for the inaugural Alternative Miss Liverpool that will set Liverpool alight.

Check out the full programme at

Don't forget you can take part in our forthcoming Alternative Miss Liverpool as its open to anyone. We are even offering workshops and classes in deportment, catwalk & movement in our very own 'Pop Up Charm School' led by Gary Clarke Dance Company. To find out more then contact the festival office on 0151 702 7369 or email

You can see the trailer for Alternative Miss Liverpool at

The last 12 months have been by far one of the biggest and most ambitious to date. With our year long Tom Of Finland Retrospective in Turku, Finland which has already attracted 55,000 visitors making a huge impact, our youth exchange 'Project Triangle' participated in Warsaw's Right To Love Festival & the award winning 'Pansy Project' in Istanbul, Turkey. Homotopia has truly gone international exporting the best of Liverpool.

Project Triangle was chosen over 61 other organisations and awarded The Merseyside Police Authority Community Safety Award for its work across Merseyside in challenging hate crime. One of the big achievements this year is our recent news from Arts Council England who awarded the organization National Portfolio Status securing our future until 2015.