Fresh from revealing the line up for their debut 10,000 capacity festival - Homobloc at The Depot, Mayfield - Manchester's Homoelectric recently announced a program of talks, performance, activities and culture taking place over the weekend. Enlisting the help of key venues around the city, namely boujis eatery, The Refuge, intimate club YES, and the brand new Cultureplex, Homobloc will be providing a diverse range of activities, talks and performance.
This will be from the likes of Little Gay Brother, Jay Jay Revlon, The House Gospel Choir and more, joining the likes The Black Madonna, Robyn, Roisin Murphy, Larry Heard and more acts already announced.
Continuing its ethos of entertaining and educating, Homobloc will be hosting numerous talks over the weekend throughout Manchester. "There Goes The Gaybourhood" will be an in-depth exploration into how communities and cities have been helped and shaped by queer culture around the world, whilst Niven Govinden will be joining for conversation and reading from his Gordon Burn Prize shortlisted book; This Brutal House (2019).
Saturday, 9 November is the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and to commemorate the occasion the event will be presenting "Mauerstadt 30: Stories From The Berlin Wall" which will see Manchester-born, Berlin-based producer, filmmaker and cultural catalyst Mark Reeder (B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989) talk to Dr Beate Peter about Berlin's underground music scenes in the years leading up to the fall of the Wall, and how he risked his freedom to bring punk to the East.
The event will also include artists from London's queer underground, DJ Wes Baggaley (Fabric, NYC Downlow, Robert Johnson) and producer Margo Broom (DiY Soundsystem, Fat White Family, Meatraffle, Big Joanie) playing a set of electronic music inspired by the Berlin Wall.
Rounding off the weekend will be a One Deck session and Q&A with one of Homoelectric's long time collaborators, Roisin Murphy.
Check www.homobloc.co.uk for more info.