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Review: How to live a jellicle life

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30 July @ Old Fire Station, Oxford  “Show some respect,” Linus Karp scolds a laughing spectator. He’s got a point, this is the funeral of Gus the Theatre Cat after all, but we just chuckle more. In fact, there are few points in Karp’s How to live a jellicle life where I’m not at least […]

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Sea Wall comes to Margate Pride 2022

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The first queer production of critically-acclaimed Sea Wall will premiere at the Turner Contemporary in collaboration with Margate Pride this August. Written by Olivier and Tony- award winning Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, National Theatre; Birdland, Royal Court Theatre), Sea Wall is being brought to life by a female-led […]

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Review: London, Paris, Amsterdam By Jahmar Ngozi

Review: London, Paris, Amsterdam By Jahmar Ngozi

★★★★ 16 July @ The Old Fire Station, Oxford Jahmar Ngozi is not onstage long before paying tribute to tonight’s venue, and its mission of bringing art to people from all backgrounds. Unfortunately, as I applaud the Old Fire Station with Ngozi and the audience, I manage to launch my pen into the next row. Note-taking […]

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The UK Prison System on Stage

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Cell Outs is a dark comedy written and performed by two ex-prison officers. It follows the true experiences of two young women, as they stare down the injustices of the UK prison system, and attempt to unpick the dangerous effects of power and privilege. Ahead of its showing at Offbeat Oxford, Ella Church and Harriet […]

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Joel Harper Jackson Stepping Up to the Play

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Northern actor Joel Harper-Jackson has recently taken over the role of M (originally played by Taron Egerton) in COCK the play in London’s West End, alongside Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey. Originally the understudy, Joel had to step in mid-show to take over from Taron in the first preview. Here, we discuss this immense pressure and how […]

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All the Right Things, With Elektra Fence

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Drag performer and one of the contestants of the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Elektra Fence, chatted to us ahead of her performance at The Great Estate Festival from 2-5 June. We talk pride, heroes, bad advice, and of course, the electric fence that started it all…   We’re chatting ahead of your […]

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TART Pride

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A “gorgeously queer” new festival is coming to Oxford! Local not-for-profit events company T(ART) Productions are putting on a brand new festival called T(ART) Pride from 1 – 24 July. The festival promises to be a fabulous month of workshops, performances, and social events for LGBTQIA+ people and their allies in Oxford. T(ART) Pride asks […]

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Review: Somewhere to Belong

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4 STARS  Somewhere to belong was a brilliantly witty and clever exploration of societal views on bisexuality and the implications of this often damaging narrative on all people who are attracted to more than one gender. Using the setting of a gameshow, Kim Scopes – the writer and performer – demonstrated the ridiculous and often […]

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Review: The Mountaintop

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Boni Adeliyi stands at the front of The Theatre Chipping Norton stage, reeling off a plethora of names from Black history. It’s possibly the most transfixing moment from Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, in which Adeliyi plays Camae, the maid who delivers Martin Luther King Jr’s room service on the last night of his life. It […]

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Songs of Queer Women

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When banks and sandwich shops have more pride than we do, where can we go to be with our tribe? It’s 2022. There’s a rainbow flag in every high street window – and no lesbian bar. Enter The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs. Iman Qureshi breaks new ground writing a comedy about a lesbian community choir struggling […]

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Ginny Lemon at The Jolly Farmers, Oxford

Ahead of their show at The Jolly Farmers, Oxford – and amidst a UK drought – Ginny Lemon talks to […]

Review: How to live a jellicle life

30 July @ Old Fire Station, Oxford  “Show some respect,” Linus Karp scolds a laughing spectator. He’s got a point, […]

Sea Wall comes to Margate Pride 2022

The first queer production of critically-acclaimed Sea Wall will premiere at the Turner Contemporary in collaboration with Margate Pride this […]

Review: London, Paris, Amsterdam By Jahmar Ngozi

★★★★ 16 July @ The Old Fire Station, Oxford Jahmar Ngozi is not onstage long before paying tribute to tonight’s venue, […]

“A Legacy for Huddersfield”

Anniversary of the UK’s first National Pride marked with a new portrait exhibition in Huddersfield The UK’s first ever National […]

Pride In Newbury

Corn Exchange Newbury is excited to announce Pride in Newbury, a LGBTQ+ film festival programmed in association with Newbury Pride, […]

Dismissed Veterans to March At Pride 50

On the 1st of July LGBT+ military charity Fighting With Pride announced that LGBT+ Armed Forces veterans have accepted an […]

Lord Etherton as Chair of independent review into impact of Armed Forces ‘gay ban’

Today [22 June], the Government announced that The Rt Hon The Lord Etherton QC will chair an LGBT Veterans Independent […]

The UK Prison System on Stage

Cell Outs is a dark comedy written and performed by two ex-prison officers. It follows the true experiences of two […]

FORMS OF INTIMACY: A CELEBRATION OF PRIDE

Forms of Intimacy: A Celebration of Pride explores the concept of intimacy through the works of LGBTQIA+ photographers and artists […]