Other events

Saturday 11th November

10-5:30pm – Sidney St Café

Sidney Street Cafe is the vibrant cafe in The Joyce Layland LGBT Centre offering affordable, healthy food, and opportunities for local people to develop new skills. From 10 -11:30 am the café will be offering breakfast delights to get us all ready for the day. From noon until 5:30pm there will be plenty of choice on the Special Sapphormation Festival Menu as well as some refreshing drinks.


Performances throughout the day – Maya Chowdhry

Immerse yourself in ‘Peas on Earth’, delve and dive into the layers of food, and explore the
disconnection of people from the process that brings food to their forks. This immersive
artwork uses augmented reality delivered via the audiences’ smartphones to enquire if
what we eat is a political act.

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Maya Chowdhry describes herself as an inter-aCtive artist, she tells stories, weaving the
place she’s in with the layers the world imposes on them by using augmented reality. Her
previous work includes ‘Tales from the Towpath’ an immersive story exploring
Manchester’s waterways for Manchester Literature Festival.


11 – 12pm / 12.15 – 1.15pm – Cycle Maintenance

Any niggles with your bike? Bring it along and qualified and experienced women mechanics will show you how to fix it. Small repairs and adjustments (e.g. adjusting brakes and gears, punctures) and advice about more extensive work you might need.
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in the workshop are 3 women who volunteer  at the bike hive, a community cycling group based in Alexandra Park. The bike hive offers learn to ride sessions for adults in association with transport for greater manchester  (TFGM). We also take donated bikes, repair them and give them to refugees and asylum seekers. Connect with us on

Twitter:BikeHiveMcr



9 – 11pm – Unite TriBeCaarts

New women’s night called Unite TriBeCa. Arts, spoken words, singers etc(Note this is not a Sapphormation organised event)