MUSIC: Georgia headlines Heaven

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Georgia’s live performance seeks plenty of thrills, as well as total pop perfection BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Considering Georgia Barnes’ (AKA Georgia) second album, Seeking Thrills, only came out in January she has already firmly placed herself as one of the breakout acts of 2020.  She’s been on the road with the likes [….]

This is *probably* how you should spend International Women’s Day 2020

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DIVA’s top picks for celebrating #IWD2020 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY WOW FESTIVAL International Women’s Day 2020 is officially upon us! On the 8 March 2020, women across the globe will celebrate the amazing social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women of all shapes, sizes, colours and creeds.  So what can you do to [….]

London’s queer film festival is back for 2020, 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 ***UPDATE 16 MARCH 2020: The 2020 edition of BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival (18-29 March 2020) has been cancelled. Read more here. Hold onto your hats, film buffs – the 34th edition of BFI Flare: London [….]

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 [….]

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!) [….]

DRAG KINGS: Pecsmas is here, queer and making your yuletide very, very gay…

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“Pitch perfect performances meet searing social and political commentary in this most festive of drag treats” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES HARRY ELLETSON What a gift it was to spend the evening with the wonderful, London-based Pecs Drag Kings for their latest serving of queer cheer – the Christmas-flavoured, Pecsmas. Taking inspiration from Mean Girls to [….]

Mayor of London writes to every headteacher in London in support of inclusive education

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“Young people should be able to learn about healthy relationships of all kinds, and that includes LGBTQ+ relationships” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. PHOTO: SADIQ KHAN IN 2019 The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is writing to every headteacher in London to give his full support to LGBTQI-inclusive relationships education in the capital’s schools. Reiterating his backing [….]