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FREE events ahead of Bianca Del Rio in Birmingham

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Following the success of a host of free activities over Pride weekend curated by Town Hall Symphony Hall for the local LGBTQ community, THSH are delighted to present two free pre-show foyer events ahead of Bianca Del Rio’s main hall concert on Monday 30th July. The events begin at 6pm with a performance from Soprano […]

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From Russia to Rainbows

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Placebo co-founder and bassist Stefan Olsdal talks parenthood, bigotry and mental health with Sam Bennett Did Stefan Olsdal always feel accepted as a gay man in rock ‘n’ roll? In the early days of Placebo, he says, and during their heyday, “I was struggling with my sexuality, I was not completely comfortable in my own […]

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An Interview with Céline Gittens

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Now a principal dancer with the prestigious Birmingham Royal Ballet and after performing in the handover ceremony for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Céline Gittens discusses the current climate for black and mixed heritage dancers and how Birmingham has become her home. How did you first come to Birmingham? I was 18 years old and having […]

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Recording Memories: Rose and Rosie

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“This online culture doesn’t always have to have negative connotations. Some creators really do try to make a positive difference to the world, and that’s certainly what we’re trying to do.” Married British comedy and entertainment duo Rose Ellen Dix and Rosie Spaughton have gained popularity through their online videos, amassing over 160 million views […]

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Welsh Proms return to St David’s Hall

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This weekend (21 July) marks the return of one of the most anticipated events in Cardiff’s concert calendar as the Welsh Proms is back at St David’s Hall! Now in its 33rd year, the 2018 series includes everything from classical, folk, jazz and brass to the world’s most memorable movies themes. There’s great family fun […]

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ROMEO Sponsors LGBT Water Polo Team – Amsterdam Waterproof

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ROMEO has been announced as the proud sponsor of Amsterdam Waterproof, the LGBT water polo team representing the Netherlands in August at the Gay Games in Paris. For this special event, ROMEO, the gay dating platform, has launched a special website which can be viewed here. Esteemed Dutch photographer Henri Verhoef, sets the tone with […]

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Isle of Wight Pride Returns!

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In 2017 the Isle of Wight saw its first ever Pride event and such was the success of the day a year later they are hosting UK Pride. Whilst it sounds like a success story, there were stumbling blocks and vocal public objectors to the first Pride that could so easily have caused organisers to […]

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UK Black Pride: “Come and celebrate with us”

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The UK Black Pride (UKBP) festival takes place on 8 July in London’s Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, between 12 noon and 8pm. Led by the unwavering Phyll Opoku-Gyimah (otherwise known as Lady Phyll), the team behind this wonderful celebration has swelled to match the diverse intersectional challenges faced by many in the wider community. Fyne Times caught up […]

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“This is why we continue”: A Q&A with L Fest Director Cindy Edwards

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Born from a rather different event, L Fest is the UK’s one and only award-winning music, arts and comedy festival for lesbians and allies. This year, the festival site is moving to Bodafon Fields in Llandudno in north Wales. As she battled traffic on her way there, we caught up with festival director Cindy Edwards […]

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“I’m just doing what I do”: An Interview with Karnage Kills

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Toby Hambly Grime rapper Karnage Kills has been making waves since he put out Hoe Diaries last year. He’s been a regular on the London scene and released his debut mixtape Suck It at the end of 2017. Managing to keep up a solid output on the side of his full-time job as a tailor, […]

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