Queer Culture Club: The digital space for lockdown-friendly fun

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DIVA meets the London based collective for queer women and non-binary folk 🏳️‍🌈 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Starting with just six people and a WhatsApp group, Queer Culture Club has quickly become one of the best digital hang-out spots for LGBTQI women and non-binary folk. Now creeping up to 6,000 followers on Instagram, the club offers [….]

NEWS: Horse McDonald’s portrait added to Scotland’s National Art Collection

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A new portrait of the iconic singer-songwriter can be viewed at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY JONATHAN PHANG Today brings the news that a compelling oil painting of legendary lesbian singer-songwriter, Horse McDonald, will enter Scotland’s national collection and go on display at the heart of the Scottish National Portrait [….]

EVENTS: Aké Arts & Book Festival 2020 kicks off today!

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Here’s our top picks from this four day celebration of creativity in Africa BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Now in its eighth year, Aké Arts & Book Festival has brought over 700 artists, writers, poets, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, actors, filmmakers and thinkers together to dialogue and celebrate creativity on the African continent through panel discussions, art exhibitions, [….]

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 [….]

GAMING: Could it be? A queer Easter egg in Animal Crossing?

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Only days after Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s release on Nintendo Switch, players have found an LGBTQI+ reference… BY SOPHIE PERRY. IMAGE NINTENDO UK/TWITTER Eagle-eyed players of Nintendo’s newly released Animal Crossing: New Horizons, may have spotted a subtle reference to a queer relationship in the game. The life-simulation game, which features a community of adorable [….]

Review: King Of Clubs

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DIVA heads down to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern for drag king extravaganza King Of Clubs: King Of Hearts WORDS KATIE HALL, IMAGES MARITA UPENIECE Frankie Sinatra’s drag king night Kings of Clubs has become a well-established must-attend cabaret night on the scene. Borne from inspiration at the emergence of drag king talent, Frankie has created [….]