BOOKS: Hillary and Chelsea Clinton celebrate “gutsy women” at Southbank

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Hillary Rodham Clinton: “The book is a continuation of a conversation Chelsea and I have been having since she was a little girl” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES SOUTHBANK CENTRE On Sunday 10 November, DIVA were lucky enough to see both Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton, in conversation with writer, broadcaster and professor, Mary [….]

Jack the lass: Thanking Helena Whitbread

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“Before Sally Wainwright, Helena Whitbread spent some 35 years painstakingly transcribing the diaries of Anne Lister” BY CLARA BARLEY, IMAGE HELENA WHITBREAD AND CLARA BARLEY. Halifax has seen a host of events this year about the now infamous Anne Lister, aka Gentleman Jack. But before Sally Wainwright catapulted her onto TV screens on both sides [….]

Love and betrayal: The Night Watch on stage

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Playwright Hattie Naylor tells DIVA why she’s chosen to adapt Sarah Waters’ classic novel for the stage BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK. IMAGE: MARA ALLEN AS MICKEY AND PHOEBE PRYCE AS KAY CREDIT MARK DOUET. Olivier-nominated playwright Hattie Naylor’s stage adaptation of The Night Watch is the first revival of the novel since 2016. Currently [….]

DIVA X Gay’s The Word: In Kate Charlesworth’s Shoes

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EVENT: In Conversation with Kate Charlesworth, author and illustrator of Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide On October 24 2019, DIVA magazine teams up with London’s legendary LGBTQI bookshop Gay’s The Word to present an evening with author and cartoonist, Kate Charlesworth. Recently long-listed for the Portico Prize, Kate’s graphic memoir Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide [….]

BOOKS: DIVA meets lesfic author Claire Highton-Stevenson

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“Lifting each other, promoting one another, that’s where the true authenticity appears as queer authors” 📚 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS. IMAGE CLAIRE HIGHTON-STEVENSON. Claire Highton-Stevenson is a contemporary romance writer – and one with a penchant for lesfic, at that. When she’s not writing she can be found lurking on social media, watching football and spending time [….]

The Coast Is Queer: Brighton’s new LGBTQI literary festival 🌈

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We chat to co-founder Lesley Wood all about what The Coast Is Queer has to offer… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The Coast Is Queer is a brand new LGBTQI literary festival taking place for the first time in Brighton this September. After receiving some funding from the LGBT Consortium fund, they were able to go ahead [….]

From Twilight to Heathen: The queering of YA fiction

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“None of this would be possible without the work done by queer artists and authors who fought so hard for this representation” BY YAIZA CANOPOLI. IMAGE WIKIPEDIA. Catherine Hardwick, the director famous for bringing the Twilight series to the big screen, has just been announced as the director of upcoming Heathen – an adaptation of [….]