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V&A: Fashioned from Nature

Fashion reigns… and doubtless has done since the age of bearskins. However, in the last few centuries this desire to stand out from the crowd has also impacted on the environment as the demand for the latest, brightest and rarest of materials has become a global obsession. Reflecting on this disturbing trend, the V&A is […]

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Where We Came From: The Inheritance

Sam Bennett There are those of us who didn’t attend drama school but have still formed opinions of what it’s like – be these based on reality television, teen comedy-dramas, or Fame. “People have heard all the myths about drama school and I think I’d be lying if I said that some of those weren’t […]

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Funny without Jokes: Stephen Bailey

Sam Bennett A couple of hours prior to going onstage in Covent Garden, Stephen Bailey thinks back to when he first started out in stand-up. He would do jokes of the same ilk as other comics, he tells me, because that’s what he thought people wanted. If he performed by that rule today, he explains, […]

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In The Wake: An Interview with Helen Trevorrow

Kay, devastated by her mother’s death, is struggling to maintain her high-flying career in public relations. When called upon to handle a gruesome discovery in London’s Royal Albert Dock on behalf of her client, she soon becomes entangled in the mystery she’s been brought in to manage. As she spirals out of control, long suppressed […]

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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 of this drag king/drag queen double act, the drag seems almost secondary. The gift Ed Scrivens (‘Eaton Messe’) and Francesca Forristal (‘Christian Adore’) have for improvisation is what carries the show – a talent made […]

Mi Flamenco Presents: Incognito

Exciting, moving flamenco dance, powerful song, virtuoso guitar and cello – with lots of charm, imagination and theatre thrown in Incognito, by international flamenco company Mi Flamenco is touring for the last time this spring. It is a show not to be missed. It contains all the spirit of authentic, pulsating flamenco, intertwined with the […]

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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 in London). One day he posted the following about the country’s prime minister on his Facebook page: “He is an elected dictator.” Government authorities then set about ruining his life. “It was a constant psychological […]

“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. “It was a complicated text in many ways,” I’m told. “Often in quite dense novels, an awful lot of interest is in the minutiae of the writing, the descriptions and so forth, which of course […]

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Youth Pride MCR

Youth Pride MCR

LGBTQ+ charity takes engagement programme online with programme of workshops for 14+ LGBTQ+ young people and allies Manchester Pride is launching a pioneering series of online workshops for LGBTQ+ young people as it pivots its yearlong programme of engagement in response to the Covid-19 lockdown. The LGBTQ+ charity held its very first Youth Pride MCR […]

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Sidney & Friends on Prime

Sidney & Friends on Prime

Sidney & Friends is now available on Amazon Prime Video, after more than 100 screenings in 28 countries, and winning 13 Best Documentary Awards (plus 11 additional nominations). Following its world premiere at the prestigious BFI Flare: London’s LGBTQ+ Festival (on 22 March 2018), feature documentary Sidney & Friends went on a two-year-long international film […]

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Klinko Sells Archive of Celebrity Photos for NHS COVID-19 Appeal

Klinko Sells Archive of Celebrity Photos for NHS COVID-19 Appeal

Acclaimed photographer, Markus Klinko is selling his ENTIRE archive of photographs, featuring everybody from David Bowie, Lady Gaga and Billie Eilish to Beyoncé and Kate Winslet, to raise funds for NHS Charities Together, as part of Taglialatella Galleries’ Art for Relief campaign from 16-22 April. Klinko famously shot David Bowie’s last, large-scale shoot before his […]

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Tally Spear Releases New Single

Tally Spear Releases New Single

Tally Spear releases her brand new single ‘Can’t Find What I’m Looking For’, taken from her forthcoming EP due for release later this summer. ‘Can’t Find What I’m Looking For’ is an energised, dark bassy pop track laced with a flippant rock attitude produced with Max Marlow (Kodaline, Declan McKenna). Tally’s brooding yet high-flying vocals […]

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LGBTQIA+ History in Lockdown

LGBTQIA+ History in Lockdown

Sue Sanders, chair of Schools OUT UK (the charity that launched LGBT+ History Month), stresses the importance of engaging with our queer past, something very doable during lockdown. When Paul Patrick and I started LGBT+ HM in 2005, it was in the hope schools – among other places – would use February to make the […]

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Time to #BeKandid

Back in February we attended the sex-positive launch party of gender-free sex toy company Kandid, which is on a mission […]

LOVE IS NOT CANCELLED

A campaign to support the LGBTQ+ over 50s community that are most at risk, supported by queer nightlife Little Gay […]

Milk Teeth: Health First, Band Second

“It’s a weird time,” says Becky Blomfield, a week before the release of Milk Teeth’s eponymous second album. COVID-19 has […]

A Journey to Jupiter

Stopping the Stigmas of Sex-Work Originally doing adult performance to support his undergraduate degree, for Enby Jupiter, it has become […]

Christopher Green: “The unique set of circumstances that is me”

  Amidst the running of his new performance No Show, we spoke to playwright and performer Christopher Green, to find […]

Love, Difference and the Soul of Oxford

Queer Art For Everyone Jack Smith is a self-taught artist, taking inspiration from the beauty of Oxford and its LGBTQ+ […]

The Circus of Horrors at St David’s Hall

The Circus of Horrors is back with a wonderfully weird celebration of the beautifully bizarre to celebrate its 25th anniversary […]

Samra Habib: Encouraging a Choir of Voices

A memoir of hope, faith and love, Samra Habib’s We Have Always Been Here starts with growing up as part […]

Nathaniel Hall: Letting Go of a Secret

Actor and theatre-maker Nathaniel Hall, spoke to us in the middle of his tour of First Time, an autobiographical theatrical […]

20 Years on From Lift-Off

In January 2000, the ban on gay personnel serving in the armed forces was lifted. Twenty years on from the […]