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Joe Lycett reveals Birmingham ‘Banksy’ to be ‘Fake News’

Catherine Muxworthy April 13, 2024

Joe Lycett’s live show Late Night Lycett returned Friday, April 12 on Channel 4 with the revelation that the comedian was behind the new artwork in Birmingham’s Gay Village that many thought was created by the artist Banksy. Filming live from Digbeth, Late Night Lycett returned for season two with a segment on fake news […]

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There’s no place like home! Banksy-esque artwork appears in Birmingham’s Gay Village

Catherine Muxworthy April 5, 2024

A new artwork, that is Banksy-esque in style, has appeared in Birmingham’s gay village on the outside of Sidewalk Bar on Kent Street. The artwork, which depicts Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, can be seen reaching for a pair of ruby slippers which are slung over a nearby telephone wire overhead. The artwork, which […]

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Birmingham Pride 2024 hotting up with more acts announced!

Catherine Muxworthy March 15, 2024

Birmingham Pride has announced another batch of performers for their 2024 festival. The line-up will include: Natasha Bedingfield (UnWritten, Pocketful of Sunshine), Beth McCarthy (IDK How To Talk To Girls), Dylan and the Moon (Lemons), Gok Wan, Raven Mandella, and Loreen (Tattoo, Euphoria). These performers will join the already announced line-up which includes: Sophie Ellis-Bextor, […]

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Birmingham

Birmingham Pride 2024 loses ÂŁ15,000 council sponsorship

Catherine Muxworthy February 25, 2024

Birmingham City Council, which declared bankruptcy in late 2023, has removed ÂŁ15,000 sponsorship for this year’s Birmingham Pride festival. Lawrence Barton, the festival’s director, expressed disappointment in this decision, telling BBC Midlands Today that the authority was “not supporting our event, just earning revenue from it”. The council had provided ÂŁ15,000 in sponsorship to the […]

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LGBT History Month

Birmingham Metropolitan College to celebrate LGBT+ History Month with panel discussion

Catherine Muxworthy February 23, 2024

Birmingham Metropolitan (BMet) College’s Inclusive Support Department have organised an LGBTQ+ panel discussion for students, staff and invited guests to mark this year’s LGBT+ History Month. The event, which will be held on February 27, will feature five speakers including: two of the department’s D&I Ambassadors; Naomi Rowe; George Mattu; and An Verleysen. After each […]

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Pride

Two of the UK’s top Pride events – Birmingham Pride and Brighton & Hove Pride – have launched Low Income Ticket Schemes

Catherine Muxworthy February 16, 2024

Two of the UK’s top Pride events – Birmingham Pride and Brighton & Hove Pride – have launched Low Income Ticket Schemes to ensure that events are as inclusive and accessible as possible. Birmingham Pride Supported by HSBC UK, Birmingham Pride festival 2024 will be held Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, and low-income […]

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Birmingham Pride 2024 line-up to include Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Tia Kofi, Louis III and Heather Small

Catherine Muxworthy February 7, 2024

Birmingham Pride has announced the first handful of names in their 2024 festival line-up, which includes Heather Small, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Tia Kofi, and Louis III, all of whom will be performing over the Pride weekend held on the May bank holiday. Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who recently shot back up the charts into the top 10 with […]

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MOBILISE to celebrate final Queer Power Party in Birmingham

Catherine Muxworthy January 29, 2024

Fatt Projects‘ MOBILISE will celebrate their final Queer Power Party (for a while) in Birmingham on Saturday, March 2. This is the last MOBILISE that Fatt Projects currently have funding to host so they are inviting local LGBTQ+ people to join them for one final dance before they take a break to figure out MOBILISE’s […]

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Musical Theatre

Take a chance on a happy ending… Iconic pop band STEPS announces Here & Now musical to premiere in Birmingham in November

Graham Robson January 26, 2024

Iconic UK pop band Steps has announced the world premiere of HERE & NOW, a brand-new musical using their iconic music, with an original book by Shaun Kitchener. HERE & NOW, which will open at The Alexandra, Birmingham for a limited engagement from 9 – 24 November 2024, will feature Steps’ most beloved hit songs […]

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New exhibition at Birmingham’s Back to Backs to honour drag performer, Twiggy

Catherine Muxworthy January 22, 2024

Twiggy – The Drag Market, a new exhibition at Birmingham’s National Trust Back to Backs, will explore the career and creative process behind one of the best-known personas of Birmingham’s queer scene. The new exhibition, opening January 26, will feature costumes and photography from the past 40 years, showcasing Birmingham LGBTQ+ icon, Twiggy. This free […]

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