Archive | Concerts and theatre

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

Rosie Wilby.

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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Welsh company storms Edinburgh with new play about gay hero Alan Turing

Welsh company Scriptography Productions has achieved unprecedented levels of success with its first ever touring production of a new play about Alan Turing written by Catrin Fflur Huws at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Zoo Venues. The play has previously toured Wales and The Arcola in London, during which its overwhelmingly positive reviews included, “a sensational piece […]

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Rosie Wilby: The Science of Sex

Rosie Wilby.

8th – 15th August at 17.00 at Sneaky Pete’s, Cowgate, PBH’s Free Fringe   BBC Radio 4 regular Rosie Wilby dons her lab coat and safety goggles once more to revamp her award-winning investigation into the science of attraction, which she was invited to perform in New York in 2013, incorporating some new ideas and […]

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Former MP Stephen Lloyd lands West End director role

After narrowly losing his seat as the MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon, Stephen Lloyd was one of many former parliamentarians looking for a fresh challenge after May’s general election.  However, it hasn’t taken the popular politician very long to re-start his career in business after being appointed Business Development Director at West End, an international […]

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The gay burlesque scene

Out of the smoky clubs of the 1930s sprung a time travelling dance tradition which has leapt into the modern age, bringing with it a new body positive culture and a sense of inclusiveness. Neo-Burlesque is now everywhere, from small pubs in Cornwall to massive nightclubs in European capitals. But all this has left one […]

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H&M recruits Caitlyn Jenner for new campaign

  Clothing company H&M have recruited Caitlyn Jenner to be the face of their new sportswear campaign.  Launched just a […]

1 in 12 adoptions in England now to same-sex couples

Three in four LGBT people going through the adoption process actively consider adopting siblings, according to new research by New […]

Same-sex marriage comes to the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man’s new Marriage and Civil Partnership Act has been granted royal assent, which means same-sex couples will […]

Election of Methodist Bishop could split the Church

The Methodist Church in the USA is facing a possible split after an openly gay women was elected as a […]

Gay Portsmouth asylum seeker detained

An Algerian man currently living in Portsmouth has been detained and is currently at an immigration removal centre after he […]

Unison launches survey on public spending cuts

The cuts in public spending on services affects us all in various ways, but how has it affected the LGBT+ […]