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I am proud to be Lesbian in Liverpool because I want to work towards a happier, healthier, more creative and more powerful LGBT community across the whole North West region, starting with my beautiful home town.

About Me

I feel very honoured to be on the Governance Group for Liverpool Pride.
A native of New Brighton, but long term resident in L8, I have worked in arts venues for more than twenty five years, including the Liverpool Everyman, Nottingham Playhouse, TATE Liverpool, Unity Theatre, LIPA and now FACT.
My passions are theatre, visual art and film, and I have worked at FACT in Liverpool for the last nine years . In that time I have volunteered to work on Outsiders, Liverpool's LGBT Film Festival, helped to create FACT's Gay Sunday event and organised Alt:Queer, a weekend of art, film and debate.

I believe that the Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans communities of Merseyside are served brilliantly by the arts organisations across the city with Homotopia at the core and I wish to ensure that Liverpool Pride carries on this excellent tradition with its own cultural programme - keep an eye on the website as more details come on line.

I work with a brilliant team of volunteers to put on Liverpool Pride's film programme with partners The Light Cinema in New Brighton, FACT in Liverpool and The Plaza in Crosby. Keep an eye on the website for our next event

Member Since: 15/03/2010

Joan's Latest Blog Entries

A SEASON of ground breaking films, organised by Manchester Metropolitan University, will celebrate LGBT cinema next month.
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How much do we love The Light in New Brighton and Picturehouse@FACT in Liverpool? Both cinemas are committed to showing LGBT film with us again... more

Over the next few days, we'll be blogging about Homotopia as there is so much great content in this year's festival. As we are such film buffs... more

As we're screening the wonderful The Way He Looks as our October film at Picturehouse@FACT, here's an interview with Director Danile Ribeiro on... more

Thanks to everyone who have completed our feedback survey so far – very interesting and intelligent responses with a range of views. Here is the... more