Independent evaluation of this HLF-funded heritage project celebrating the history of drag.

Created by artist Jez Dolan, Life’s a Drag examines the history of drag in Manchester, beginning with the infamous Hulme Drag Ball of 1880, through to Manchester’s current Gender Queer drag revolution.

Photo credit: Joel Chester Fildes
Photo credit: Joel Chester Fildes

 

From Foo Foo Lamarr to Anna Phylactic, and from Jerome Caminada to Roxy Hart, this year-long project uncovers the secrets of Manchester’s drag stories and histories, through performance, exhibitions, workshops, a drag seminar, and oral history.

I’ve been responsible for co-ordinating the evaluation of the whole project, which includes quantitative and qualitative methodologies to ensure outputs and outcomes are measured effectively.