QUEER AS FOLK 20 HAS CHOSEN GEORGE HOUSE TRUST AS THEIR CHARITY PARTNER
The partnership will see the anniversary show which takes place on Friday, February 22nd, raise vital funds for the charity.
As well as donation buckets on the doors, £1 from every programme sold for the event will also be donated and it is hoped a good sum of money will be raised.
Carl Darcy, director of the show’s organisers CDC Events and co-executive producer of Queer as Folk 20, said:
"George House Trust is a charity extremely close to the hearts of the LGBT community in Manchester.
People living with HIV continue, even today, to experience HIV stigma and George House Trust work extremely hard to update the public’s perception of the virus. Not only that, the charity offers valuable services to those people living with and affected by HIV.
When we decided to celebrate the shows 20th birthday, we wanted to raise funds for a charity and it just made sense to choose George House Trust.
We’re hoping that the money raised can help to keep providing services which really are priceless.”
Queer As Folk 20: Still Doin’ It Live will celebrate the greatest anthems from Queer as Folk and will see performances from guest artists including Strictly Come Dancing & STEPS star Faye Tozer, original soundtrack artist Hannah Jones along with other guest stars and instrumental support from Manchester Camerata’s orchestra.
Actor Craig Kelly has also been announced as the first Queer as Folk cast member joining the glittering line up for the show’s 20th birthday live music extravaganza.
Queer as Folk, written by Russell T Davies, was set around Manchester’s Gay Village. It received international acclaim at the time and a cult status around its epic soundtrack, which included smash hits such as 'I Am What I Am', 'Haven’t You Heard', 'Love Pains' and 'Santa Maria', which filled dancefloors around the world.
Steph Mallas CEO of George House Trust said:
“We are delighted to be part of what we know will be a fantastic evening. In the twenty years since Queer as Folk aired, huge advancements have been made in HIV treatment and today we know that somebody on effective HIV treatment cannot pass on the virus.
However, our support services are still much needed and we are hugely grateful to Queer as Folk 20: Still Doin It Live for choosing George House Trust as their charity partner and raising funds to help support people living with HIV from the communities reflected so memorably in Queer as Folk.”
Tickets for QUEER AS FOLK 20: STILL DOIN IT LIVE are currently on sale and the show performance will be on Friday 22nd February 2019, at the Albert Hall, Manchester.
For more information and to purchase your tickets visit the Queer as Folk 20: Still Doin' It Live website.