London’s queer film festival is back, baby…

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BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ Film Festival announce opening and closing films for 2020 festival BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE/BFI FLARE LGBTIQ+ FILM FESTIVAL Hold onto your hats, film buffs – the 34th edition of BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, the UK’s longest running queer film event, is back from the 18-29 March 2020 at BFI Southbank in [….]

FESTIVAL: Headed to the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival this year?

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The Camden-based, 2020 line up is jam-packed with LGBTQI, women and non-binary artists BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA BBC RADIO 6 Get excited and get ready for a weekend of music in Camden, London! Since the music festival began back in 2014, the 6 Music Festival has taken place all over the UK – including [….]

Five queer events for Valentine’s Day 💖

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Say no to heteronormativity and celebrate Valentine’s Day in the queerest way possible 🌈 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA RAWPIXEL With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s hard not to be sucked into everything heart-shaped and feel the need to celebrate in the conventional ways we see advertised everywhere. The day itself can be very heteronormative, [….]

Queerstory: A night to honour and celebrate LGBTQI history month

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Hosted by Stonewall Housing, this entertainment filled evening is making a difference  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Stonewall Housing are delighted to present Queerstory; a night of infotainment honouring the first LGBT+ History Month of the new decade and kicking off the 2020 queer calendar in style.  Taking place at Earth Hackney 28 February, the evening will [….]

SPLINTERED comes to VAULT Festival as “a colourful celebration of queerness”

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DIVA chats to Emily Aboud, the director behind the queer Caribbean Carnival not to be missed BY ERIN MANIATOPOULOU Emily Aboud is bringing SPLINTERED to Vault Festival this February! Refreshing visions of the Caribbean Carnival mixed with queerness, this is a play that laughs in the face of oppression. It’s a carnival dance party littered [….]

THEATRE REVIEW: Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

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“Whatever affects individuals in capitalism affects women, and whatever affects women affects queer women” BY ERIN MANIATOPOULOU. IMAGES BLUE STOCKING EFFIGY. Blue Stocking Effigy, a new theatre company lead by two, queer women, bring their production of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. to The Space, London, this weekend, until 2 February 2020 (grab your tickets!) [….]

FILM: Femspectives reveals full 2020 programme

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A line-up of films all by female directors? Yes please! BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE STILL FROM THE ARCHIVETTES The Oscars might have snubbed every female director under the sun this year, but Femspectives – Glasgow Feminist Film Festival, is continuing to champion films directed by womxn for the second year running.  The full programme has [….]