Laid Back Literati with Damian Barr

Craig Hanlon-Smith June 7, 2019

Damian Barr’s Literary Salon has been sharing authors and their stories with audiences for more than ten years. Starting out in Shoreditch House in 2008 their main place of residence now is the Savoy Hotel which has a fine history of hosting the literati including Oscar Wilde who both lived and partied there.

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In The South

OPINION: Craig’s Thoughts – why are we so nasty to each other?

Craig Hanlon-Smith March 25, 2018

Russell Tovey announces his marriage and receives almost no Tom Daley-style vitriol from the gay community. It couldn’t be because we would all serious make a play for his rugby playing beau Steve Brockman, could it? 

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Dustin Lance Black to speak at Student Pride 2015

Besi Besemar February 2, 2015

Acclaimed screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has been added to the line-up of speakers for the Attitude Question Time panel at Student Pride later this month.
Dustin will also share his Oscar-winning insight with Newsnight and Dragons’ Den presenter Evan Davis, for a discussion about LGBT representation in film and TV.

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National Student Pride returns to London for its 10th Anniversary

Besi Besemar January 28, 2015

National Student Pride opened last night during the final weekend of LGBT History Month. Confirmed speakers include: Dustin Lance Black, Oscar winning screen writer of the movie, Milk and partner of Tom Daley; Dominic Treadwell-Collins, executive producer of EastEnders; Alica Eyo, Emmerdale; Owen Jones, author of ‘Chavs’ and popular columnist for the Independent, Bethany Black, Transgender comedian and star of Cucumber and Heather Pace from Lip Service. Lucy Spraggan, Gaydio’s Matt Crab and Drag Queen Mary Mac will be judging ‘Student Pride Voice X’. The winner will appear on Gaydio radio and sings at London Pride.

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