We're really excited to announce our full programme of activities for October's #TransMCR, our monthly trans community event here in Manchester!
We've got a fantastic selection of talks, holistic therapies, workshops and social spaces where you can try new activities, meet new people and share your experiences and interests. Plus it's all absolutely FREE! - For further info or details on travel and accomodation please visit: http://lgbt.foundation/TransMCR
#TransMCR takes place on the 2nd Saturday of every month, at LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HF.
---Full Schedule for Saturday 8th October---
11am-5pm Community Café
Drop into our cafe space, run by our lovely volunteers and staff, for free cake and refreshments.
12-1pm Befriending Space
Coming to #TransMCR by yourself or for the first time? Come and meet some of our Befrienders and make some new friends.
1-3pm Legal and healthcare advice & advocacy drop-in
Action for Trans Health and solicitors from Irwin Mitchell, will be available to offer healthcare and legal advice.
3-5pm Craft Corner
Try your hand at making a something special to take home or give to a loved one.
12-2pm Round table: Trans Community Needs Consultation
We are soon to be publishing a resource highlighting the needs of the trans community with a focus on access to services across a wide range of areas. We want to get your feedback and hear about your experiences. Come along and have your say!
2-3:30pm Workshop: Vlogging with Kate Adair
Join Kate for a workshop on how to structure, film and edit your own video blog. Kate has extensive experience of directing and producing videos, as well as being a regular contributor to BBC’s The Social. They’ll be time for a question and answer at the end of this workshop.
3:30-5pm Workshop: Poetry writing
In this introductory workshop you’ll learn about the elements that make a poem and how you can explore language and style in the process.
3:30-5pm Workshop: Covering letter writing
Cover letters and supporting statements are often your first chance to impress an employer. We’ll cover what to include and how to format them.
2-2:30pm Film: ‘Dawn’
As dawn creeps across London, two lost outcasts meet in the darkness. As the sun begins to rise, the pair are forced to look at themselves, and face the undeniable reality that in the cold light of day, it takes more than the eyes to see inside a soul.
2:30-4pm Workshop: Black History Month
Join us in this interactive workshop as we celebrate our black heroes and the pioneers who changed history. We’ll also be talking about BME trans visibility and representation.
4-5pm Discussion: Sex and consent
What kind of sex are you having? What kind of sex do you want? Is there a difference? This discussion based workshop is an opportunity to explore these themes in a safe and confidential environment.
WELLNESS CENTRE Swap Shop
Bring any items of unwanted but functional clothing, shoes, accessories, wigs, binders etc (clean & in good condition) and add them to our swap shop rail and feel free take anything that better suits your needs. This is great way to try new clothes and styles.
Come and have a chat about how to make the most of your make-up, and get tips on nails, brows and body hair in the process.
Fancy a massage to relieve stress and ease the mind? Come and book yourself a short session.
Fancy having a trim or want to experiment with new styles? Come and visit our salon! There will opportunity for you to learn how to replicate techniques when styling your hair at home too.
We have a dedicated changing room which is private and safe for anyone to use. The space will be equipped with a range of toiletries and products and accessible for anyone who wishes to get ready in the building or changed throughout the day.
Quiet Space/Prayer Room
Throughout the day, we have a dedicated quiet space if you wish to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the event. The room has prayer mats and multi-faith texts.
5:30pm onwards - After Hours at Kiki
After the event we’ll be heading to Kiki for some drinks and nibbles so you can continue socialising with the people you’ve met at #TransMCR.
The venue has disabled access and is located at 4 Canal Street, Manchester, M1 3HE
Terms & Conditions
- Unless otherwise specified, places for workshops, talks and the wellness services will be allocated on the day on a first-come, first-served basis.
- The building is wheelchair accessible via our lift and the event spans the full three floors of our building.
- This event is for over 16s
- Please note that the #TransMCR programme of events is subject to change.
For the most up to date information please visit: http://lgbt.foundation/TransMCR