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COVID, Creativity, and Croquembouche Cones

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Credit: Tanaka Mhishi Tanaka Mhishi is a poet, playwright and performer who makes issue-based work. With a record of creating pieces which handle ‘tricky’ topics like sexual violence, masculinity, biphobia and race, Tanaka takes a bespoke, whole community approach; helping audiences have vital, difficult conversations one piece of art at a time. Ahead of his […]

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NEW QUEER PHOTOGRAPHY

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EDITIED BY BENJAMIN WOLBERGS photo by Matt Lambert  “Art, more than anything, opens up the possibility of approaching one’s own sexuality beyond the limits imposed by taboos” Creation Theatre Art, more than anything, opens up the possibility of approaching one’s own sexuality beyond the limits imposed by taboos. Not only does it allow for a risk-free, playful […]

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ABOVE THE STAG

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ON STAGE AND NOW PAGE Written by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper, Above The Stag Theatre’s pantomimes for adults are a London institution, selling out every year and placing queer characters front and centre in popular fairytales, myths and adventures, combining wit, wonder and social satire with the best traditions of the great British panto. Now the […]

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Suberbia Spotlight Series

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Manchester Pride Supports 11 Local Talent With Series Of Commissions From Marginalised LGBTQ+ Artists And Communities  Visual art, dance, mental health, music and drag form a series of original pieces created by Manchester based artists in the midst of the 2020 global pandemic. Superbia, the year-round programme of arts and culture from Manchester Pride, continues […]

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TOP DANCERS UNITE TO END HIV STIGMA

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DANCERS from some of the world’s leading ballet companies will be screening original works this World AIDS Day in a drive to end the stigma around the HIV virus. 15 new dance films by artists from companies including The Royal Ballet, Ballet Black and San Francisco Ballet will premiere in an online streamed showcase of […]

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Trans Rights are Human Rights and The Role of Pride in Race Equality

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Call for high powers and communicators to speak up amidst race and BAME discrimination as a mark of solidarity and to set an example of change as forum opens up conversations and discussions on key LGBTQ+ and BAME issues **Cancel Culture Is Damaging To Trans Rights** ** Juno Dawson -“The system in this country has […]

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LGBTQIA+ THEATRE FESTIVAL ‘TURN ON FEST’ TO RETURN JANUARY 2021

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Collaborative LGBTQIA+ Theatre festival to return after a successful launch 2020. Created in partnership with Hope Mill Theatre and Superbia it will explore themes of gender, sexuality and identity within the Greater Manchester sphere.  Hope Mill Theatre will once again, offer four local LGBTQIA+ artists the chance to be commissioned as part of the festival, with DEVELOPMENT GRANT applications […]

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From A Heart Like Wet Cement: The Messy Truth with Caroline Bird

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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 […]

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“People who Work Outside Don’t Feel The Cold” Lucy Spraggan Talks 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, […]

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Schools OUT UK, launches a landmark competition to design the LGBT+ History Month Badge for 2022

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Every year since its launch in 2004, LGBT+ History Month raises vital funds for its work to make schools safe and inclusive for everyone through the sale of its iconic annual badge. Each year the design is distinctive, linking to the year’s National Curriculum theme. Until now the design has been created by university design […]

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OUTing the Past 2021 Events Timetable

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Review: The Comedy of Errors

A soprano, alto, tenor, and bass open RSC’s latest rendition of The Comedy of Errors. Musicians Alex Saunders, Dunja Botic, […]

We Must Protect LGBTQ+ Refuges Now

LGBTQ+ asylum claimants have long faced challenges in the UK, from having to prove their sexuality or gender identify to […]

Peter Tatchell

Many-year Battles Hating Peter Tatchell is a feature documentary about the profound life story of the controversial human rights campaigner […]

FYNE TIMES PARTNERS WITH OXFORD INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Oxford International Short Film Festival 2021 takes place 27 August-4 September. Last year Fyne Times proudly announced Grace Reinhold- Gittins’ […]

THE ‘FASHIONABLE’ ALAN TURING

REFLECTIONS OF ALAN TURING: A RELATIVE STORY For many, Alan Turing’s story is an inspiration, but given the numerous biographies in […]

What’s the Vibe?

“I kind of hit the curb, but it’s a bumper, it’s supposed to get bumped”, continues Kristine Flaherty – better known as singer […]

Looking Back on OFFBEAT FEST

Shortly before the beginning of the annual theatre, comedy, dance, spoken word, and music festival, OFFBEAT we got the chance […]

IDAHOBIT 2021

31 years ago – on May 17, 1990 – the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases […]

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT)

The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on 17 May, and was created in 2004 to draw […]

“In ’76, I bought a car…”

Al Cane is a photographer, journalist, and former Labour town councillor for Faringdon, Oxfordshire. Also a DJ, he had myriad private parties […]