Queer Urban Walk

During the past few weeks Doorstep have been collecting stories and memories from the people that they've met while spending time on Canal Street. These anonymous stories were read out by participants on this Queer Urban Walk, placing the stories in new contexts and bringing new voices to the mix.

Doorstep are interested in how taking a story and moving it within the social and physical parameters of a space with a defined identity, on this occasion Canal Street and the Gay Village, can raise questions about the fixity of that place's identity and of the identities of the people that go there.

This event is part of a wider project Mixing It Up, an aesthetic and educational programme that interrogates the identities of the city of Manchester's most well trafficked neighbourhoods.