Giving a voice to York’s LGBTQI community through the arts BY EMILY EATON HLGBT York is an organisation working to give northern LGBTQI people a voice – through creativity and collaboration. Emily Eaton speaks to their producer, Mei Wilshare, to find out more… DIVA: Tell us a little more about HLGBT?MEI WILSHARE: HLGBT York is a collaborative [….]
“I wrote this play because I wanted to show OCD on stage in a truthful way” BY SORCHA MCCAFFREY When I was a little kid I used to wake up my mum to check she hadn’t died in the night. My head was full of intense worries and patterns and numbers and routines. Fifteen years [….]
Roxy Bourdillon celebrates the power of female friendships this Galentine’s Day Strangers have always stared at me. I get it. I like brightly coloured retro clothes and I’m in possession of a pair of comedically massive norks. As a teenager, I would regularly cry myself to sleep over the sniggers, feeling violated, ashamed and just [….]
“There have been times I’ve struggled, constantly battling with the pressures of life as a stay at home mum of three” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE So that’s me back at work after 10 months off with my family. I can’t help but be all reflective when I come to the end of something or am about [….]
From left to right; Fizz Milton, Jacquie Lawrence, Antonia Hardy and Linda Riley. Photo: Danielle Mustarde.
True story of the relationship between Virginia Woolf and enigmatic aristocrat, Vita Sackville-West, kicks off LGBTQ+ Film Fest BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Chanya Button’s Vita & Virginia, which opens this year’s BFI Flare LGBTQ+ Film Festival – the UK’s longest running LGBTQ+ film event – tells the story of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West’s intoxicating encounters. “We’re [….]
“Growing up it was me, myself and I – I didn’t have any role models; I had to have that belief in myself BY EMILY EATON A “global community creating intimate gigs for artists and music lovers” Sofar Sounds is – if you haven’t already been – a bloody great way to spend an evening. It’s an [….]