DIVA COMMUNITY: In conversation with Renee Vaughan Sutherland

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Join the DIVA Community to tune in to this exclusive chat with Renee Vaughan Sutherland BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS DIVA has launched a series of DIVA Community exclusive and live Zoom chats with some of our lovely friends and supporters during lockdown called #TheRileyInterviews.  This Wednesday (23 September) at 8pm, artist, filmmaker, creative director and founder of Greater Than 11%, [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Kiss of the Welshwoman

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Last Tango In Halifax star Lu Corfield tells Carrie Lyell about working with Sarah Lancashire, playing a baddie and having baked goods lobbed at her by old ladies BY CARRIE LYELL Actor Lu Corfield is no stranger to causing a stir. Her latest role, as antagonistic Ruth in Last Tango In Halifax, might have some [….]

JANET DEVLIN: “Personal is never personal on the internet”

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Danielle Mustarde meets Janet Devlin – the real Janet Devlin  BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE “What’s your story, Janet Devlin?” It’s with those five words that this interview begins. After all, had you not been one of the 12.6 million Brits who tuned into first episode of the eighth series of The X Factor back in 2011, (now [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: DIVA meets Rowan Ellis

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Rowan Ellis talks to Emily Eaton about creating community online  BY EMILY EATON, IMAGES BY CRAIG SIMMONDS When somebody says “YouTuber” to you, perhaps you think of a personality? What you may not be aware of is that YouTube isn’t just a platform for people who want to vlog about their daily lives – it’s [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: The tale of Lauren Morelli

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The showrunner opens up to Roxy Bourdillon about her new Netflix series, coming out in her 30s and falling in love with Samira Wiley BY ROXY BOURDILLON Lauren Morelli tells stories we don’t usually hear. She got her big break writing scripts that centred marginalised female characters on Orange Is The New Black. Every time [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: An interview with Jasika Nicole

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Actor and creator Jasika Nicole chats intersectional identities, long term love and staying creative while staying home BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE, IMAGES BY JESS NURSE Some of us are multipotentialites, “someone with many interests and creative pursuits,” explains Emilie Wapnick, founder and creative director at Puttylike. “Multipotentialites thrive on learning, exploring, and mastering new skills.” That description [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: An interview with Charlie Powell

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Carrie Lyell meets Kiss FM’s Charlie Powell to find out what it takes to get ahead in radio  BY CARRIE LYELL From the age of 14, Kiss FM presenter Charlie Powell knew she wanted to work in radio. After years and years of early mornings, late nights and hard graft, she’s managed to bag a [….]