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Ten Questions: Bianca Del Rio

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We ask the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season six winner about Lewis Hamilton, wardrobe malfunctions and Valentine’s Day ahead of her Birmingham Symphony Hall gig this July. You’ve performed ‘Blame it on Bianca Del Rio’ shows in Australia and New Zealand, as well as Asia. Was there one particular gig you enjoyed the most? It would […]

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Roxxxan: “I’m Not Backing Down”

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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

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“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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Bianca Del Rio: “Anything is possible in America”

Bianca Del Rio: “Anything is possible in America”

Sam Bennett    “Your stand-up routines are quite confrontational,” I point out to Roy Haylock, more famous as Bianca Del Rio. The RuPaul’s Drag Race winner cackles and describes my statement as “genius”. Yes, he confirms, his routines are confrontational. Part of the drag industry for 21 years now, he thinks back to earlier club gigs, […]

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Wales’ number one panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, sees record sales ahead of opening performances!

Wales’ number one panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, sees record sales ahead of opening performances!

Cardiff’s New Theatre, home to Wales’ number one family pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, has already exceeded record sales to date before this year’s must-see run has even begun. Demand for this year’s production, which stars Samantha Womack, Gareth Thomas, Mike Doyle, Chico, Tam Ryan and Stephanie Webber, has been exceptional with limited […]

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Pink Singers Raise the Roof on World AIDS Day

Pink Singers Raise the Roof on World AIDS Day

This year’s ‘World AIDS Day Concert’ with The Pink Singers will raise support for the National AIDS Trust, and will include guest singers and Rainbow Singers Across Borders – the Croydon-based voluntary self-help group for LGBT asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution of oppressive homophobic/transphobic regimes. Over 50 Pink Singers will be singing a mixture […]

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The Rocky Horror Show: Fyne meets Riff Raff

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Kristian Lavercombe portrays Riff Raff in the current tour of the Rocky Horror Show, playing in Oxford from 13th-17th & 27th-31st December. Fyne got in touch with Kristian to discuss fans, looking haggard and Richard O’Brien… You’re currently in Italy with the Rocky Horror tour. Is the show received differently depending on what country you’re […]

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Anastacia at St David’s Hall

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POP legend Anastacia brings her remarkable voice to St David’s Hall on The Ultimate Collection tour on Saturday 4 June. But hurry – tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday (4 November) and are expected to sell fast! With over 30 million worldwide sales to her name, the charismatic American singer-songwriter will reel off […]

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“Embracing the freaks”

The current UK tour of Rocky Horror comes to New Theatre Oxford 13th-31st December.

Sam Bennett sits down with Charlie Condou at the Randolph Hotel, the venue for the Rocky Horror Show Oxford launch, to discuss same sex families, Coronation Street, and feeling different… “There wasn’t anything for same sex families events wise,” Charlie Condou says of life before he set up Out with the Family, an initiative described […]

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A Rocky Horror Christmas!

The Rocky Horror Show press call at the Randolph Hotel,

The cast of The Rocky Horror Show weren’t over at the Frankenstein Place on 22nd September – they were at the Randolph Hotel to promote their Christmas run in Oxford! Actress and model Georgia May Foote (who plays Columbia) and S Club 7’s Paul Cattermole (who plays Eddie/Dr Scott) were joined by three of the […]

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Improving the Much-loved Marlborough

For the past ten years, the Marlborough Pub & Theatre in Brighton has put on “work which is at the […]

Speaking Out: Gareth Thomas

The openly gay ex-rugby player  talks homophobia, bullying, and his upcoming Beauty and the Beast panto gig. Since retiring from […]

Adoption: “Life Does Change but Nothing is Missed”

Coram Adoption tell us about Paul and Mark, who adopted their son Stephen in 2013, as we mark National Adoption […]

Men’s Health and Movember: “An Everlasting Difference”

  The Movember Foundation tackles men’s health on a global scale, year round. Millions have joined the movement, raising over […]

HIV Diagnoses Fell by 17% Across the UK Last Year

As Fyne Times readers may know I was diagnosed with HIV in January 2010, when I was 24 years old. […]

Be a Better Trans Ally

If you aren’t trans yourself, it can sometimes feel like you are walking on eggshells when talking to a trans […]

“Fully Happy”

Gabriel Barnes talks political conflict, being transgender, and the Albert Kennedy Trust Gabriel Barnes fled South Africa aged 16, and […]

A Homotopian Rent Party

Sam Bennett During the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, poor African Americans – paid low wages yet asked for disproportionately high rent […]

“If I Sound Angry…”

Linda Bellos OBE talks racism, Thatcher and trans with Sam Bennett “My growing-up years were spent as a socialist and […]

“It’s not Black and White”

No Offence is a British Museum partnership touring exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967) which […]