Artists Jez Dolan and Joseph Richardson have been on a mission to save Polari, one of the world’s most endangered languages, a bold yet secretive part of Gay history. And this Friday 18th October they are inviting everybody to join them at Manchester’s John Rylands library for the Polari Mission Symposium.
The symposium will present a range of guest speakers from the arts and academia who will each lecture on a different aspect of Polari and its crucial yet still relatively unexplored impact on LGBT heritage. The day will also host some surprising elements of performance, opportunities to view and discuss the exhibition, and will conclude with a round table debate / Q&A session between delegates and speakers.
A mission to save Polari, one of the world’s most endangered languages, a bold yet secretive part of Gay history
Likely to be the first event of its kind in terms of the exploration of Polari. Places are FREE but numbers are limited. The Polari symposium will run from 9.30-6pm.
Tea and coffee will be provided during the day.
Join the artists for a bona bijou troll through the fantabulosa history of Polari, learn the basics, and get involved with recording and saving a dying language!