Friday 24, February 2012
'No show' for LGBT history month finale
THE final event of Salford University's LGBT history month has been scrapped due to “miscommunication” between staff and the Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus, writes Helga Bjorgulfsdottir.
Organisers had planned four weeks of events to raise awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender/transsexual issues, but the finale has been axed at the last minute.
Event officer Harriet Morgan-Shami for the LGBT staff network said they had planned for the Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus to perform for two hours on Thursday, 29 February 2012.
But the choir believed they were due to give a 30-minute show.
Ms Morgan-Shami said the network did not think it was worth having people buy tickets for such a short show.
She said: “There weren’t that many people who had bought tickets to the show either.
"We’re not going to schedule anything else instead, we’ve had five other events in the month and we thought it was enough.”
The chorus has been invited to attend a conference on Faith and Sexuality which is going to be held in September, but this has not been confirmed.
The LGBT history month had boasted the event was going to be “fantastic” and “good fun”.
The events have been well attended with Arts Council representatives showing up for the Storytelling Workshop which was in the beginning of the month.
Other events that were held this month were a pub quiz, a lecture on contemporary digital media, gender and sexuality and transgender equality training.
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