Happy Birthday, Anne Lister 🎂

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Carrie Lyell visits Shibden Hall to learn about Anne Lister and meet the cast and crew of new BBC drama, Gentleman Jack BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE BY JAY BROOKS I’m on my way from Edinburgh to Halifax, staring out the window at the rolling green hills of West Yorkshire. Though we’re still a good half [….]

SCREEN: Gentleman Jack series two production postponed

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Suranne Jones shares message of support with DIVA readers practising social distancing: “I’m just sending you love” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE British drama studio Lookout Point TV has today, 20 March 2020, announced that the second series of the much beloved series Gentleman Jack will be delayed as the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Sharing the [….]

NEWS: Sally Wainwright awarded Freedom of the Borough of Calderdale

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Gentleman Jack writer receives the highest honour from Calderdale Council BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA GETTY Sally Wainwright already holds the title of lez/bi hero in our hearts, but the Borough of Calderdale are also recognising this Jack The Lass for her outstanding contribution to the area.  In a special ceremony at Halifax Town Hall [….]

Gentleman Jack themed winter wonderland at Shibden Hall

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Love Gentleman Jack? Love festive fun? This one’s for you… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Grab your gal and some mistletoe and get yourself to Halifax this winter! To mark the last few weeks of Shibden Hall’s most successful season yet, the venue will be holding its very own magical Winter Craft Fair right where the legendary [….]

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 [….]

The perfect fit: Bespoke tailoring for queer women

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A tailoring company that understands the importance of finding a suit that fits your body BY GOODRICH BESPOKE Suits and women. Women and suits. Suits on women. Even women on suits (I’m talking about you, Meghan Markle) …are having their moment.  I mean did you see that thing Zendaya did at the Harper’s Bazaar Party? We know [….]

The longread: How Gentleman Jack changed my life forever

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Self-proclaimed “Lister Sister” Rachael Biggs on validation, courage and lessons in love BY RACHAEL BIGGS, IMAGES FROM GENTLEMAN JACK, BBC It has been one month now since the last episode of Gentleman Jack was shown on the BBC. Since the finale on 7 July 2019, I have been through the most magnificent (and scary) journey. Even [….]