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Friday 11th April from 7.30 p.m.


Symposium: a drinking party or convivial discussion, especially as held in ancient Greece after a banquet.

Four gay poets invite you to join them in readings and discussions with a drink or two in the downstairs bar at Taurus Bar, Canal Street, Manchester on Friday 11th April from 7.30 (or earlier if you want to eat some supper).

The evening will begin with Philip Watts, Mike Baynham, John Casson and David Dickenson reading their poems and inviting discussion. After a break we will discuss whether there is a need for specifically “gay/queer poetry” or whether it is time to see this poetry as simply poetry.

If you would like to read your own poetry please contact John: or ring him on 01204 706531. Otherwise just come along to enjoy a convivial, creative evening.

Friday, June 6 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Suzie Sequin presents : The Looking Glass Burlesque

Grab your popcorn and make yourself comfy as The Looking Glass Burlesque is off to the movies! Featuring hollywood goddesses, disney favourites, camp 80's legends, comedy greats, amercia's sweethearts, tim burton's finest and a whole host more!

Bringing movies to life for the evening will be:

  • Suzie Sequin
  • Twinkle Pink
  • Florence Fontaine
  • Ellie DeVille
  • Kitty Noir
  • Liberty Belle

The Looking Glass is proud to be bringing our Birmingham show's host with the most for this evening, the fabulous Jacques Bruxelles ably assisted by our resident maid and glamour puss, Miss Beau Shortcake.

Tickets only £8 available on the door (or can be reserved with Suzie Sequin).

Tickets are limited, so get yours while you can! Lots of car parking nearby, as well as Piccadilly Station a few mins walk away. Why not come along early and grab something to eat or a cocktail? You know it makes sense! So sit back, relax and get ready to meet the stars as The Looking Glass Burlesque brings you 'Silver Screen Sirens'.

Mags Eatock

© Mags Eatock

I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. When other kids had their noses pressed up against toy shop windows, for me it was WH Smith or the local art shop.

I have tried all mediums but enjoy Acrylics, mostly because of the flexibility they afford me: I combine these with “Interference paints” which give the brilliant metallic effects on some of the works on display.

In 2009 I combined my fascination with the universe with my love of rainbows; I started creating intergalactic works which invariably include the Pride colours within the painting and I have been highly delighted with the results.