LGBTQI Saturday Spectacular at Manchester Central Library

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The Manchester Children’s Book Festival appeared at Manchester Central Library this weekend, as part of their Saturday Spectacular celebrating LGBTQI history month.

The event attracted families from across Manchester and beyond to celebrate the wealth of sexual identities that make up the modern family identity.

We spoke to Lisa Bach, Manchester Children’s Book Festival event organiser:

“We themed our story tent around diversity and featured numerous LGBTI books to celebrate LGBT history month. It was great to see such diverse families attend and visit the story tent, particularly the children who really got engaged with the books on offer helping them identify themselves and/or their families in the stories. ”

17035394_10102604016766935_1716109122_nManchester Children’s Book Festival were joined by Archives+ who showcase family history through their archives based in Manchester Central Library.

The Manchester charity Proud 2 b Parents, who support LGBT parents from across Greater Manchester and it’s surrounding boroughs. Their support has been vital for many families and they brought their expert advice to this Saturday Spectacular as always.

You can join in with the next Saturday Spectacular at Manchester Central Library on March 18 where we’ll be celebrating St Patrick’s Day with a variety of Irish themed books, events and activities.


The Manchester Children’s Book Festival have plenty more dates up their sleeve throughout the year. Make sure the FREE Family Fun Day taking place on June 24 is in your diary!

You can check out our full Festival programme here and also follow @MCBFestival on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #MCBF2017 to keep up-to-date with all our events and news.
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