Archive | Concerts and theatre

Anastacia at St David’s Hall

POP legend Anastacia brings her remarkable voice to St David’s Hall on The Ultimate Collection tour on Saturday 4 June. But hurry – tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday (4 November) and are expected to sell fast! With over 30 million worldwide sales to her name, the charismatic American singer-songwriter will reel off […]

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“Embracing the freaks”

The current UK tour of Rocky Horror comes to New Theatre Oxford 13th-31st December.

Sam Bennett sits down with Charlie Condou at the Randolph Hotel, the venue for the Rocky Horror Show Oxford launch, to discuss same sex families, Coronation Street, and feeling different… “There wasn’t anything for same sex families events wise,” Charlie Condou says of life before he set up Out with the Family, an initiative described […]

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A Rocky Horror Christmas!

The Rocky Horror Show press call at the Randolph Hotel,

The cast of The Rocky Horror Show weren’t over at the Frankenstein Place on 22nd September – they were at the Randolph Hotel to promote their Christmas run in Oxford! Actress and model Georgia May Foote (who plays Columbia) and S Club 7’s Paul Cattermole (who plays Eddie/Dr Scott) were joined by three of the […]

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The Pink Festival

During the first weekend of September, The Pink Festival will be headlined by Andy Bell – best known as the charismatic front man of enduring electropop duo Erasure – in an unmissable show at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Born and brought up in Peterborough, Andy became Patron of Dhiverse in 2015, a charity established some […]

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Drug use, decadence and death

Offbeat Festival, Oxford, is 50 shows in seven days. Here Sam Bennett reviews one of its offerings – High As Sugar As Let It Be, a musical about the most famous band of all time, played at the New Theatre, a stone’s throws away at Burton Taylor Studio the life of the lesser known Holly […]

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Sven Ratske – Internationally recognised performer celebrating the life and music of David Bowie

‘Starman’ combines many of the artist’s famous numbers such as “Space Oddity,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Heroes,” and “Rock and Roll Suicide” with classic album tracks plus inspired original songs by Ratzke and Rachelle Garniez. More than a mere tribute show, Starman is a one-man rock musical with unique characters and bold reinventions of glam rock classics. […]

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Zoe Lyons returns to Edinburgh Fringe

Zoe Lyons, a seasoned stand up with properly funny bones, returns to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival after a year’s hiatus to the Gilded Balloon Dining Room with her new show ‘Little Misfit’. This past year has seen her appear on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), The John Bishop show (BBC1) and win the Chortle Best […]

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Rosie Wilby: The Conscious Uncoupling

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Old Fire Station Loft , 40 George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ Saturday 25th June at 8.45pm (duration 50 mins) £8 / £6 As part of Oxford’s very first Off Beat Festival   ‘Brilliant piece about doing break-ups kindly’ Female Arts In an increasingly serially monogamous society, we all face the possibility of more serious breakups […]

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BFI Flare celebrates 30 years with the Top 30 LGBT Films of All Time

Lesbian love story, Carol, tops the BFI Flare poll Films spanning over 80 years make the top 30 Tuesday 15 March, London – To mark the 30th anniversary of BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival the BFI today announces the Top 30 LGBT Films of All Time in its first major critical survey of LGBT […]

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A Queer thing happened at Aberystwyth

Saturday 10th October saw the return of “Cabarration: a cabaret night with an LGBT bite”:   a glitzy line-up of local and national talent in the Arts Centre’s Great Hall, from burlesque to camp comedy via circus and song. The night ended with a DJ and dancing, and dress style was definitely “putting on the glitz” […]

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World AIDS Day – Don’t forget your ribbon on 1st December

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World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in […]

Warwick rowers strip for equality

The multiple award-winning and globally acclaimed Warwick Rowers announce the official launch of their 2017 calendar with the release of a […]

Launch of World’s Fastest HIV Self Test in UK

Ahead of European HIV Testing Week (18-25 November), the world’s fastest HIV self-test will go on sale in the UK, […]

Gay man attacked by Trump supporters

A gay man from Calgary has reported that he was attacked by supporters of President Elect Donald Trump on election […]

Sports Minister criticises FA boss’s views on gay players

The Sports Minister Tracey Crough has commented that gay footballers should have more encouragement and support to come out. Her […]

Aberystwyth University named Black History Month Diversity Champion

  Aberystwyth University has been named a 2016 Black History Month Diversity Champion. The award was given in recognition of […]