WATCH: Iris Prize release three, free female-led films

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Each of the films released by the LGBT+ Film Festival has a focus on female filmmakers BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA IRIS PRIZE Organisers of the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival have today confirmed they are making three short films from the Iris archive available for free on their YouTube channel. That’s right folks, three short [….]

Sh! What’s that sound?

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DIVA’s creative director Jacquie Lawrence listens in to Sh! Whispers, a new series of erotic audio stories BY JACQUIE LAWRENCE Rumour has it that Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium – one of Team DIVA’s favourite shops – has started a whispering campaign to encourage women (and their friends) to buy their toys online since Covid-19 has forced [….]

MUSIC: Nice to meet you, NIMMO

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Danielle Mustarde chats to the London-based duo to find out how they’re staying creative in the times of corona BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE, IMAGE ROXY LEE NIMMO are Sarah Nimmo and Reva Gauntlett, a London-based duo who have been making music together since they were 14. We caught up with them to find out what inspires their [….]

VIEWS: How Kristen Stewart became an unapologetic millennial icon

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“K-Stew’s grit and tenacity is something to be admired” BY EMMA KERSHAW. IMAGE BY J BAULD. Since her first major role in Panic Room in 2002 – a film in which she had to learn how to depict a seizure at the tender age of 11 – Kristen Stewart knew that she wanted to make [….]

Headshot Image description: Alice Sheppard is a light skinned multi-racial woman with brown, yellow and copper streaks in her curly hair short har. She smiles warmly and leans forward, resting her cheek on her hand. She is wearing a black long-sleeved top and a short gold necklace. Photo by Beverlie Lord.

DIVA meets Alice Sheppard, the disabled dancer challenging the industry

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“Theatres are ready for disabled audiences, but they aren’t ready for disabled artists” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY BEVERLIE LORD Alice Sheppard had no idea that life would lead her towards her love of dancing. She only took her first class after being dared to do so, but loved it so much that she resigned [….]