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A Fyne Chat with Charlie Healy

Charlie Healy auditioned for ‘X Factor’ in 2009 as part of Harmony Hood, managing to get to the judges’ houses stage of the competition. In 2010 he returned to the show as a member of Nu Status that made it through to boot camp. Returning again in 2011 as part of The Keys, Charlie was […]

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Roxxxan: “I’m Not Backing Down”

Hailing from Birmingham, at the age of 20 Roxxxan took up an internship for a record label in London after an uninspiring stint working in makeup. After jumping onstage for an impromptu performance during a DJ set by Skream, the laid-back, yet animated and passionate – oh, and openly bisexual – rapper was rubbing shoulders […]

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Out of the Closet: An Interview with Jude Adams

“I was a closeted singer,” states 58-year-old Jude Adams. As a child and teenager, she says, she knew she could hold a tune, but she kept her vocal ability hidden for decades – not singing publicly until she was 50. “I have very high expectations of myself, and I thought my voice had to be […]

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Merthyr’s First LGBT+ Club Night

To celebrate LGBT+ history month, Hope Not Hate and Visible Merthyr are organising a unique historical moment in Merthyr’s history – the Welsh town’s first LGBT+ club night. The team are still putting a call out to performers, such as DJs (soul, disco and funk), musicians, artists, drag performers, film makers (there is space to project […]

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BRAVE – London Gay Big Band to launch Abby Road album

The London Gay Big Band (LGBB) has teamed up with thirteen of the UK’s leading vocalists to record their debut album ‘Brave’ at Abbey Road Studios. Tipped to be one of the most exciting jazz releases of the year, the album is a unique collaboration between the LGBT community group and some of the UK’s […]

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Purple Pride in Barcelona, Culture Pride in Madrid

Barcelona and Madrid are ready to host Brazilian like carnival Pride Parades filled with colour, culture, pride celebration and yes, a lot of party. June 27 in Barcelona and July 4 in Madrid, these are the main calendar dates for two of the largest Pride Parades in Europe. With over 200,000 people expected in the […]

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Dekmantel Festival 2015 Announces Night Program

DJ Harvey, Derrick May, Omar S, Surgeon, and Dopplereffekt are amongst the names released for the night program of the Amsterdam based Dekmantel Festival. On Friday the 31st of July, Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of August, Dekmantel By Night will offer an extensive and complementary night program in Amsterdam’s Melkweg next to […]

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Pre-order the Eurovision digital album now!

Eurovision 2015 album out now While we already know the release date of the physical CD and the DVD for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, then now you can also pre-order the digital album! The digital album also includes all the 40 competing songs of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and will be released as […]

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The Saturdays – Living for the weekend

It has been seven years since Una Healy, Rochelle Humes, Mollie King, Frankie Sandford and Vanessa White joined forces to become The Saturdays, in the process becoming one of modern pop music’s great success stories. And now, 18 smash hits later, the band are in the mood to celebrate what counts as genuine longevity in […]

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Same-sex competitive dancing faces ban

Equal rights campaigners have called a potential ban on same-sex ballroom dancing as ‘illegal discrimination’. New rules are being considered by the British Dance Council (BDC) which would mean all major competitions would have rules describing a couple as ‘one man and one woman’. Instead of competing in major events, same-sex dancing couples would have […]

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Review: The Dragprov Revue

The Dragprov Revue – a title born out of the marrying together of drag and improv. But in the case […]

Mi Flamenco Presents: Incognito

Exciting, moving flamenco dance, powerful song, virtuoso guitar and cello – with lots of charm, imagination and theatre thrown in […]

Getting Life Back Up: An Interview with Elton Justice

Scotland-born Elton Justice spent three years of his life living in a country of the Far East (having previously lived […]

“Different, New, and Quite Dangerous”: An Interview with Jo Noble

Last year Jo Noble directed Oxford Playhouse’s 17|25 Young Company in Jane Eyre, which “got really good reviews”, she recalls. […]

LGBT Adoption and Fostering: “It Is Just Happening”

Ahead of LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week (5-11 March) we talk to the New Family Social’s James Lawrence – himself […]

A Shift Towards Equality: An Interview with Zoe Broughton

Sam Bennett Over 20 years ago, Oxford video journalist Zoe Broughton and Jamie Hartzell made a film about a group […]