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Review: Happy Meal

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15 September @ Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford – ★★★★ I’ve never been happy making notes in the theatre. Though it’s enormously helpful, I’ve always felt self-conscious about it, worried I’m drawing attention to myself from both performers and spectators. Largely, I’ve avoided taking paper and pen into shows, relying on memory to write about them […]

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Happy Meal at Oxford Playhouse

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The world premiere of Tabby Lamb’s Happy Meal is a joyful queer rom-com where Millennial meets Gen Z and change is all around. Following the show’s run at Edinburgh Fringe, Tabby spoke to us about joy, Oxford, and our new Prime Minister.   First of all, how was your Edinburgh Fringe? This year’s Fringe was […]

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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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LGBTQ+ Musicians Experiences with Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

Musicians from LGBTQ+ communities face significant barriers and issues relating to discrimination, sexual harassment and concerns around physical, mental and […]

WIN! A Storydo Family Storybook

Storydo is a ground-breaking platform that allows all types of families to tell their unique story and celebrate their family, […]

Military Charity Fighting With Pride Flies The Flag For LGBT History Month

Liverpool’s HMS Eaglet will host a special Veteran’s Pride event this month celebrating the service of LGBT+ veterans and serving personnel in […]

Franco Labia: Space Pride

Queer engineer and founder and president of Space Pride, Franco Labia is on a mission to diversify the space industry, which […]

Sacha Polak on Silver Haze

Screening at BFI Flare later this year, Silver Haze reunites Dutch writer/director Sacha Polak with British actor Vicky Knight. Having […]

Capturing People’s Truth: Anais Stupka

Anais Stupka is a London-based, Georgian-Italian multimedia artist who grew up in 14 different parts of the world.    Her […]

Philip Baldwin meets Adrian Trett

“It’s a real challenge to be non-binary and open about it in sport.”  Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett is a Liberal Democrat politician […]

Fynest Reads: To Cage a God

To Cage a God combines two things that fascinate me: Russian history and mythology. The book’s backdrop of a brewing […]

LGBT+ History Month 2024

The 2024 theme celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare both historically and today.  We want […]

Touch-Me-Not: Ian Humphreys 

Touch-Me-Not  Ian Humphreys     this flower  doesn’t belong  on the canal  hiding  in an airless tunnel  where no-one goes  before […]