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11th September: Queer Bloomsbury Day

Rachel Badham September 10, 2021

Tomorrow, Queer Bloomsbury Day will see a host of exciting queer events including a talk by bestselling author Juno Dawson.

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PREVIEW: Brighton Festival unveils its events

Brian Butler March 31, 2021

Brian Butler looks at this year’s Brighton Festival and finds a theme of caring

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REVIEW: That Was 2020 That Was

Brian Butler December 31, 2020

Brian Butler gives his top 20 of 2020 – on stage, film and streaming

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FEATURE: Never lost for the right words

Brian Butler September 29, 2020

Brian Butler talks to Jim McSweeney the driving force behind an iconic bookshop

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FEATURE: Rebel With A Cause

Brian Butler May 3, 2018

Sussex-born actor, writer, director and translator Neil Bartlett directs the explosive one-man show Medea  – Written in Rage at this month’s Brighton Festival. Brian Butler talks to him about his sexuality, gay politics and Greek tragedy. 

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PREVIEW: Polari Literary Salon turns ten

Besi Besemar October 25, 2017

London’s multi-award-winning LGBT literary salon Polari turns ten on November 24 with a special event at London’s Southbank Centre. Founded in 2007 in a bar in Soho, Polari moved to the Southbank in 2009 and also tours regularly, funded by Arts Council England.

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REVIEW: Brighton Festival: Stella

May 29, 2016

Neil Bartlett’s two-hander (technically a three-hander) is a complex meditation on gender and identity. It’s based on the life of Victorian cross-dresser Stella (born Ernest) Boulton who survived a scandalous court case and went on to have a successful career as a female impersonator.

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