Queer Qreate: A new online festival celebrating LGBQTI creators

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“It’s kind of like a really fun colourful QVC” BY NADIA DAVIES A new online festival dedicated to promoting and celebrating LGBTQI+ brands, businesses, artists, and creators launches next week.  Running from 2 – 5 April, Queer Qreate is a live interactive experience celebrating LGBTQI+ creators and small businesses. Over 35 brands, creators and artists are [….]

Your ultimate lockdown list of queer virtual events

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Looking for some lockdown entertainment? We’ve got you covered ✨ BY NADIA DAVIES, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK Gigless – Every Thursday at 8pm  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Catherine Bohart (@catherinebohart) “Gigless is your new favourite online comedy gig, hosted weekly by Catherine Bohart! Every show will feature the very best stand-ups on [….]

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 [….]

EVENTS: Virtual entertainment to brighten up your lockdown

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Just because we’re staying in doesn’t mean we’re not staying busy BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA FREEPIK Here we are again, at the start of another lockdown and with staying indoors more important than ever we all need something fun to keep us going. There’s only so many sourdough loaves or crocheted blankets one person [….]

MUSIC: What does Heather Peace do at Christmas?

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Celebrate the new album – Heather Peace At Christmas – with a one off, pay what you can gig ✨ BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than a live performance from your favourite legendary lesbian singer-songwriter? Sadly, we can’t physically be together for this festive gig, but it’s set [….]

EVENT: Women’s Writes Festival returns for an empowering start to 2021

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An online festival where womxn’s voices will be heard loud and clear  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS After sell out shows at The Arcola Theatre and VAULT Festival Women’s Writes is back, this time online! For 2021, producer Alex Critoph has put together a line-up of five short plays written by female playwrights, challenging stereotypical depictions of [….]

EVENTS: Join Big Tent Ideas tonight for a virtual queer debate

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DIVA Publisher, Linda Riley, will chair the first Queer Debate tonight at 7pm BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Join Big Tent Ideas for the first of a series of events focused on the most pressing queer issues of the day, bringing together a wide range of voices from LGBTQI communities and organisations to explore personal experiences. You [….]