The Untold Orchestra Present ACT UP (16+)

Fri Aug 26 2022 at 07:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Contact Theatre | Manchester

Manchester Pride
Publisher/HostManchester Pride
The Untold Orchestra Present ACT UP (16+)
Join the Untold Orchestra as they present ACT UP as part of Superbia at Manchester Pride Festival.
About this Event

The Untold Orchestra

The Untold Orchestra is a Manchester based organisation made up of creative freelancers across Manchester. They are set on changing the orchestral world, making it a more accessible art form for audiences and communities across the city. As well as performing regularly in venues across the city their recent projects include: the NIA CHOIR (a womxn’s soul and blues community choir at the NIAMOS, Hulme), working with Bill Laurance (Snarky Puppy) on multiple live and recording based projects and are currently developing a multi art form piece exploring the reality of black artists in Manchester where they are collaborating with notable Manchester artists including Shirley May, Jenna G, DJ Paulette and Cookie Love.

Cheddar Gorgeous

Cheddar Gorgeous (A.K.A Dr Michael Atkins), is a Drag performer, visual artist and academic. They are the founding members of Manchester drag collective The Family Gorgeous from Channel 4’s Drag SOS and in addition to performing in clubs, bars and cabarets across the globe have pushed drag into new territories through collaborations with The Manchester Art Gallery, The Manchester Museum, and other cultural institutions. Their work seeks to expand upon drags potential as a a more open form of queer story telling that may be applied as activism, research methodology, community building and self exploration. Cheddar believes that drag has potential beyond a form of entertainment, and is a shifting space in which participants may explore multiple identities, feelings and experiences.

Lavender Rodriguez

Manchester based, Hampshire grown Lavender Rodriguez explores sounds between alternative/electronic soul to afrobeat by night, whilst working as a classical composer by day. Their music celebrates the intersectionality of queerness, mixed race and life experience and is recently returning to the Manchester scene.

Superbia at Manchester Pride Festival

Superbia is a culturally rich celebration of LGBTQ+ arts taking place over Manchester Pride Festival weekend taking place from Wednesday 24th August - Sunday 28th August.

Curated by Creative Producer, Beau-Azra Scott, this year's Superbia programme will be delivered in alcohol-free, accessible spaces across the city centre and is designed to celebrate Manchester's extraordinary queer talent through a diverse range of mediums.

Superbia at Manchester Pride Festival supports and platforms local queer artists, offering them vital paid work and a platform to showcase their projects and talents. The Superbia programme has been cultivated with love, acceptance and inclusivity at its core, so be sure join us and immerse yourself in queer culture!

  • Superbia Cinema Pride Special
  • Queer Kids Music Workshop (13-18)
  • NoirTones present ASMR; Arts Social Music Rally & Rise-Up (14+) - Supported by Rainbow Noir & LGBT Foundation
  • Manchester Is Queer Exhibition Launch (All Ages)
  • Wowgals presents a Feminising Make-Up Masterclass & Mixer (18+)
  • The Untold Orchestra present ACT UP (16+)
  • Fatty Acid, LAD$ Collective and Pride Punx present QUEERCORE - where workshop meets jam (18+)
  • Feel Good Fest (All Ages)
  • Disabled, Queer & Hear; Drop-In Social & Show (All Ages)

About Superbia

Superbia is Manchester Pride's year-round arts and culture programme designed to support artists and performers' mental health and wellbeing through creative arts. Superbia curates, funds and promotes LGBTQ+ events throughout Greater Manchester, reducing social isolation and providing opportunities for communities to connect.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester, United Kingdom


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