BOOKS: Review of The Unwelcome Visitor by Denise Welch

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Denise Welch candidly opens up about her ongoing battle with depression in new autobiography BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The Unwelcome Visitor is the name that TV star Denise Welch gives to the episodes of clinical depression she has suffered from over the past 30 years.  In her typically candid style, Denise brings humour and honesty to [….]

BOOKS: Review of The Book Of Queer Prophets, curated by Ruth Hunt

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A fascinating collection of 24 writers on sexuality and religion BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Is it possible to believe in God and be gay? How does it feel to be excluded from a religious community because of your sexuality? Why do some people still believe being LGBTQI is a sin? That’s what you will find the [….]

SCREEN: Season’s Greetings review

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An Indian film all about the hope and happiness of queer identities BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Set in Kolkata, India, Season’s Greetings is a complex mother and daughter drama that deals with various LGBTQI issues such as Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises homosexuality, in a subtle yet powerful way. It’s both poetic [….]

REVIEW: Out With Suzi Ruffell

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“It’s not just for the queer community, this is for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider” BY GRACE PRITCHARD Coronavirus has turned our day-to-day lives upside down and, at a time when many of us are feeling isolated and cut off from the world, it’s more important than ever to feel connected. Well, [….]

You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette gigged in London this month

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REVIEW: “The opening track, Your House, created an electric atmosphere – impressive for an intimate, acoustic gig” BY BEV PATERSON. IMAGES INSTAGRAM/ALANIS MORISSETTE It was a hard pill to swallow, but it’s been 25 years this June since the release of Alanis Morissette’s first international, extremely relatable album, Jagged Little Pill. The album had us all – of [….]

REVIEW: IMOGENÉ at VAULT Festival

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IMOGENÉ is the loud, proud and unapologetic performer we all need right now BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY LEE PULLEN Last week at Vault Festival, a star was born right in front of my very eyes. IMOGENÉ’s character has slowly come into existence over the last three years, but very recently, and with the help [….]

REVIEW: Butterfly at VAULT Festival

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The latest queer extravaganza from Bedlam Chorus is as hilarious as it is heart-warming  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Bedlam Chorus is a theatre company which tells un(der)told stories in spectacular ways, and their latest show butterfly is no exception. They have found the stories that the world hasn’t heard before – but can’t live without – [….]