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SPOTLIGHT ON….The Real Jill

Brian Butler February 14, 2021

Brian Butler talks to actor Jill Nalder about AIDS, Les Mis and seeing her young self on tv

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PREVIEW: Indoor performances return

Brian Butler August 18, 2020

Brian Butler hails the return of live indoor performances

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The Incomparable Maisie

Brian Butler November 14, 2019

David Raven, aka Maisie Trollette, talks to Brian Butler about being a master grocer, teenage innocence, breaking into the entertainment business and the many stars he has known and worked with in his 60 years in the drag business.

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Community News

Kim and Captain Cockroach raise funds for LGBT Community Safety Forum

James Ledward May 25, 2019

Kim and Graham Hobson, known to many as Captain Cockroach, celebrated their silver wedding anniversary, Graham’s 60th birthday and their company’s 25th birthday at a very special evening at the Queens Hotel on Saturday, May 4.

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Community News

Legends celebrate 50 golden years of Maisie’s ‘Life in Cabaret’

James Ledward May 1, 2019

Friends and fellow entertainers gathered in Legends on Sunday, April 28 to celebrate the 50 Year Golden Jubilee of Maisie Trollette aka David Raven performing in cabaret.

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Community News

Hibernation raises £15,568 for good causes!

James Ledward October 29, 2018

Hibernation 2018, the annual Community Luncheon organised by Danny Dwyer and Bear-Patrol broke all previous records, raising an amazing £15,568.00 for MindOut and The Rainbow Fund.

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Community News

LETTER TO EDITOR: Happy Birthday David

August 15, 2018

David Raven was inspirational and so supportive of the ambulance service that I started in Brighton in 1991, the Regency Division of St John Ambulance, to transport people with HIV/AIDS to the Sussex Beacon and other places of care.

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Brighton’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’ – David Raven at 85!

Carole Todd August 14, 2018

Brighton’s Jewel in the Crown was the phrase that Miss Jason chose to describe the much-loved David Raven aka Maisie Trollette, at the first of the celebrations of David’s 85th birthday which falls on August 15.

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Fundraising News

PICTURE DIARY: Pianoman celebrates 50th birthday with cancer fundraiser

James Ledward July 6, 2018

Colin Blanchflower, aka The Pianoman, turned over his 50th birthday party on Friday, June 1 to a fundraiser for the charity Cancer is a Drag (reg. no.1160129) at the Amsterdam Bar & Kitchen. Artists appearing included Dave Lynn, Martha D’Arthur, Trudi Styles, Linda Bacardi, Stephanie Von Clitz and David Raven; £538.37 was raised from the raffle for the charity.

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REVIEW: Let it snow – Actually Gay Men’s Chorus

Carole Todd December 30, 2017

The marvellous fact about LGBT+ choirs in Brighton and Hove, is that they are all unique and bring special elements of their own to each of their concerts. Some are community based, some are theatrical, others are mixed sex, gospel based, pop influenced or just simply people coming together to enjoy the physical and emotional joy of singing.

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