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Saturday 5th  November 2016 (10am til late)

November 2016 sees the return of Manchester’s Sapphormation Festival, for Women Who Love Women….

The fourth Sapphormation Festival is a day event of activity, discussion, live performance and good food taking place on 5th November. This year’s theme is ‘Stories’ and provides a welcoming and eclectic space to try out new things and explore key issues and ideas relevant to women today. Highlights of the event include an intimate perfomance of Glue, film showings; workshops; storytelling and Bonfire and Fireworks Display. The heart and home of the festival is the Joyce Layland LGBT Centre close to Manchester City Centre. Sidney St Cafe will offer a great range of food all day on Saturday.

What might you gain from the event?

With few places and events dedicated and tailored for Women who love Women, Sapphormation Festival 2016 offers one of those unique spaces. We hope festival attendees will leave with a sense of community, adventure, opportunity, learning, new experience and great enjoyment! The full range of what’s on offer can be found on the programme page and events section of the website.

What makes this event exciting?

Each year Sapphormation Festival brings something new and different and aims to offer something that all women who love women can get involved with. The workshops offer good thinking space; the Glue performance offers a thoughtful insight into one woman’s own life story, the craft and letter writing segments encourage creativity to flow; the optional walks and alley cat cycle routes add a bit of physical challenge and expression in the outdoors; the cafe space provides hearty food and hearty chatter. We’ll look forward to seeing you in November!

Sapphormation brings together a wonderful Sapphic mix of workshops and activities for women who love to talk, meet, enjoy culture and feel part of something bigger. Sapphormation is a project of The Empowerment People. All ages welcome. Suitable for women who love women* (*Includes trans women who identify as women who love women. Children welcome to the entertainment events in the day provided they are supervised by a responsible adult. Glue performances ages 16 and above only)

Our partners

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Our funders

This festival is part funded by The Big Lottery Fund Awards for All programme and LUSH charity pot grant programme. This project is also supported by a grant from Superbia. Superbia Grants provide financial support for LGBT events as part of Manchester Pride’s commitment to the quality and diversity of cultural events taking place throughout the year in Greater Manchester. http://superbia.org.uk

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