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From Caliban to Batman

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Shakespeare and superheroes with Inua Ellams Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a UK-based poet, playwright and performer who has written for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the BBC. The Actual is his fifth poetry release. With previous releases, he says, he always knew he was working towards some sort of book. This was not the case with The Actual, […]

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Illustrating LGBTQ+ Lives

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Didcot’s Cornerstone Arts Centre have been working with illustrator Jess Bolam to shine a light on the experiences of Oxfordshire’s LGBTQ+ community. Following a series of friendly, conversational interviews, various queer stories have been translated into beautiful illustrations by Jess for a gorgeous keepsake book, as part of a project (funded by Arts Council emergency funding) entitled Invisible: Visible. The artist has tried to reflect Oxfordshire’s LGBTQ+ community as a whole, she tells us, all the while […]

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Lucy Spraggan On Choices, Childhood and Chocolate

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English Singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan has come a long way since appearing on the X-Factor back in 2012. Now approaching the release of her sixth album entitled Choices, we caught up with Lucy who was spending the day horizontally due to a back injury in the gym the night before. “I’ve not been able to move.” She explains, “Normally I’d be […]

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From a Heart Like Wet Cement

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The Messy Truth with Caroline Bird To mark National Poetry Day at the very beginning of this month, we spoke to London-based poet, playwright and author, Caroline Bird upon this year’s release of her sixth poetry collection, The Air Year. Here, she tells us about the impact poetry has had on her life from the age of just 13 when she first became immersed in writing.   Has lockdown given […]

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From Cashier to Britain’s First Black Female Chartered Financial Planner:

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Meet Makala Green www.makalagreen.com | @TheWealthCheck Makala Green is Britain’s first black female chartered financial planner and Founder of Green Wealth Planning, an Associate Partner Practice of prestigious St. James’s Place Wealth Management, and The Wealth Check. With over 17 years of experience, she continues to be driven by a determination to demystify the financial industry and illustrate how money is a tool, […]

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Autumn 2021 What’s On is Out Now!

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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is back in business with a programme of events offering something for everyone.  Hairspray (Mon 6 – Sat 11 Sep) and 9 to 5 The Musical (Tue 28 Sep – Sat 2 Oct) starring Louise Redknapp are ready to satisfy the appetites of musical theatre lovers, and returning due to popular demand […]

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Your Wishes Have Been Granted!

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JOINING PAUL CHUCKLE, GARETH GATES, GARETH THOMAS AND MIKE DOYLE THIS CHRISTMAS 2021  The New Theatre Cardiff are pleased to announce three additional stars who will be flying in on a magical carpet to Cardiff this festive season to headline in this year’s magical family pantomime, Aladdin, from Saturday 4 December 2021 – Sunday 2 January 2022.   Stephanie Webber returns to Cardiff for a fourth Christmas and will star as the Spirit of the Ring, Stephanie’s TV […]

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Looking Back on OFFBEAT FEST

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Shortly before the beginning of the annual theatre, comedy, dance, spoken word, and music festival, OFFBEAT we got the chance to speak to spokespeople from each event to get an insight into the essence of what OFFBEAT is all about. Here’s what they had to say… TARTMASTER, The Cabaret Gameshow: “We’re going to take over […]

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IDAHOBIT 2021

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31 years ago – on May 17, 1990 – the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) celebrates LGBTQIA+ people globally, and raises awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination. THE IMPACT: Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia, and Transphobia […]

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT)

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The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on 17 May, and was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTQI+ people internationally. The theme for 2021 is TOGETHER: RESISTING, SUPPORTING, HEALING. This will have […]

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Review: Somewhere to Belong

4 STARS  Somewhere to belong was a brilliantly witty and clever exploration of societal views on bisexuality and the implications […]

Review: The Mountaintop

Boni Adeliyi stands at the front of The Theatre Chipping Norton stage, reeling off a plethora of names from Black […]

Songs of Queer Women

When banks and sandwich shops have more pride than we do, where can we go to be with our tribe? It’s […]

Understanding The Conversion Therapy Ban

What is Conversion Therapy?   Conversion therapy tries to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The ‘therapy’ itself can look […]

Pride and Kink at Battersea

Having spent a lifetime being an inspiration to others, queer, Crip (disabled) artist Dan Daw is finally seizing the moment […]

Trixie Mattel: “GROWN UP” Re-scheduled Tour

She’s back, Drag Queen, musician, stand up comedian, entertainer, entrepreneur. After a successful UK tour in 2018, All Stars 3 winner Trixie […]

The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs

It’s 2022. There’s a rainbow flag in every high street window – and no lesbian bar.   Enter The Ministry […]

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Comes to New Theatre Cardiff

PERFORMANCES BEGIN ON TUESDAY 3RD MAY  Michael Harrison and the Really Useful Group are delighted to announce that direct from […]

Tropicana Queer Comedy Cabaret makes its Oxford Debut

Join queer cabaret icon and performance tour-de-force Aidan Sadler as they take you on the award winning journey to Tropicana!   […]

Finding Somewhere to Belong

Somewhere To Belong, a funny and gloriously unsubtle theatre show about bisexuality that amplifies the voices of those who are […]