REVIEW: Victoria Victorious! @ Brighton’s Komedia

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“Hannah Brackenbury’s ease of word play and joke set-ups capture the best of Victoria Wood’s legacy” BY KATIE HALL Performer Hannah Brackenbury has opened her UK tour of the award-winning musical tribute to Victoria Wood “Victorious” to a sold out show at Brighton’s Komedia – and it’s easy to see why. Victorious has lived up to [….]

1996: A mid-90s coming out story

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Spoken word artist Jenny Foulds captures her coming out – and the kindness of the strangers who helped her do so BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE JENNY FOULDS Scotland-born, London-based spoken word artist Jenny Foulds started writing and performing spoken word around two years ago, following a 10 year hiatus from performing. “My spoken word can [….]

#WhichOneIsMummy: Baby is coming

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“Even though we’ve been here three times already, I’m still not sure on the best way to prepare for a new baby” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE It was 8am on Boxing Day when Lynz declared Christmas to be officially over. This meant all “festive clutter” was to be cleared away, and the house completely cleaned. In [….]

OPINION: Why Dawn Butler is the right person to help lead the Labour Party

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“Diversity is our strength” BY LINDA RILEY Today, as deputy leadership bids for the Labour party are announced, one name, for me – and for LGBTQI equality – stands out. Dawn Butler, Labour MP for Brent Central, and someone I’m lucky enough to be able to call a friend.  One of six children, born and raised [….]

VIEWS: Running circles around the patriarchy

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“What better way to stick two fingers up at the anti-feminist #NewYearNewYou rhetoric?” BY GEM BARTON Don’t feel like changing your lifestyle just because the clock turned midnight? Don’t think you have anything to “resolve” other than just being yourself? What better way to stick two fingers up at the anti-feminist #NewYearNewYou rhetoric than engaging [….]

Looking back on the festive season with #WhichOneIsMummy

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“There’s so much joy in seeing Christmas through your children’s eyes” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE Wow! What a magical time of the year! And there’s so much joy in seeing it through your children’s eyes. Although I still regret getting that stupid elf thing that I always forget to move, but I do have the toddler [….]

ESCAPE: Wild women on the road

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Carrie Lyell and Danielle Mustarde put the lez/bi camping stereotype to the test on a (queer) Scottish road trip BY CARRIE LYELL. ABOVE: OBAN FERRY CROSSING Four queer women, who’ve never been on holiday together, squeezed into a campervan, in Scotland, home of rain, in autumn? An ambitious route, covering more than 400 miles in [….]