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Under Your Nose

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28 Feb 2024 6:00 pm -9:00 pm

Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Free, booking required

Under Your Nose

A film screening for all to close our LGBT+ History Month celebrations

Join us for a special evening of celebration with a screening of Veronica McKenzie’s documentary film Under Your Nose.

The film explores the history of the UK’s first Black lesbian and gay centre and explores how a group of Black and Asian LGBT activists in London came together to create a much-needed space for the community.

We will be joined on the evening by director Veronia McKenzie for a short Q&A following the film. There will be hot refreshments served 6-6.30pm

Film synopsis: 40 years ago a group of activists came together with one aim: to open a centre for the black LGBTQ+ community. Against the backdrop of 1980s politics, the rise of Thatcher ism, and the AIDS epidemic, they started on the path. Drawing on archival materials Under Your Nose is a feature documentary dedicated to those trailblazers who facing hostility, and often personal danger offered hope and a lifeline to many others. Their legacy is still apparent today.

Watch the trailer.

This event is held in collaboration with the University of Manchester BAME staff network and the LGBT+ ALLOUT network.

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