The New Exhibition Delving Deep into the "After-hours Glamour of Manchester’s Queer Club Scene"

Out of the Ordinary by Jen Veitch focuses on the city’s legendary queer scene - and next week there’ll be free beer and DJs to celebrate the launch!

By Emma Davidson | August 17th '22

Kicking off the long pride weekend in Manchester next week, nightlife photographer Jen Veitch is presenting a brand-new line-up of work at an exclusive exhibition taking place at Piccadilly Tap. 

Starting at 5pm on Thursday 25th August and running for a month, the exhibition takes a deep dive into the after-hours glamour of Manchester’s queer club scene. It’s free entry and there’ll also be free beer provided by Piccadilly Tap, alongside a chance to chat to Jen about her work and life documenting part of the city’s fierce, forerunning club culture. 

The photographer has always had a passion for film, photography and music, naturally progressing into the field after studying filmmaking at Bournemouth University. Her event photography is a creative outlet documenting and capturing the genuine raw emotions and vibe within the Manchester queer club scene, while also being a way in which she can creatively express herself. 

She predominantly takes candid shots, and likes to compose and frame them as if each was a still from a film, creating bold images that can stand alone and tell an intimate story. After further studying TV and Video Production at Bournemouth Uni and doing a top-up BSc at Salford University, she went on to do a stint of travelling before returning to Manchester to work as a photographer in the fashion E-commerce world, all the while networking and becoming a part of the LGBTQIA + community. 

Jen is now a resident Homoelectric photographer, who also works as a full-time freelance videographer and photographer in the events industry, shooting highlight videos for weddings, too.

Her images capture the communities at the heart of Manchester’s current pioneering club scene. Led by institutions such as Hidden and The White Hotel, Jen’s images are a snapshot of the intimate and welcoming spaces in which friendships are formed and people are accepted for their unapologetic selves. 

Resident Homoelectric DJ, Will Tramp will join the party at Piccadilly Tap next week until late, kicking off the pride celebrations that span across the long bank holiday weekend. If you’re interested in viewing Jen’s work pre next week, she’s also currently exhibiting at Common as part of the New Normal event celebrating queer expressions at various venues across the city. Check out the full programme here.

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Out Of The Ordinary

Date: Thursday 25th August
Time: 5pm – late
Venue: Piccadilly Tap
Price: FREE

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