“A cinematic marvel.” Trans activist Paul B Preciado’s ‘Orlando – A Political Biography’ is a bold and joyous celebration of trans and non-binary identity, told through the lens of Virginia Woolf’s iconic novel

Brian Butler July 11, 2024

Trans activist Paul B Preciado has taken Virginia Woolf’s 1928 gender-fluid classic novel Orlando and made a powerful film essay that combines the life stories of over 20 trans and divergent people with many elements and direct quotes from the novel. The effect is a stunning cinematic marvel, as the 20 characters assume the role […]

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Classical Pride releases full line up of international drag acts for the first ever Classical Drag

Graham Robson June 14, 2024

Classical Pride, a five-day festival of major events in 2024, has released the full line up of international drag acts for the first ever Classical Drag – one of the must-see events of this year’s London Pride. ​Walking the runway in this never-before-seen performance – where the worlds of drag and classical music collide for […]

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PREVIEW Brighton Fringe: Virginia Woolf’s Orlando @The Warren

Besi Besemar April 14, 2019

The Marvellous Machine Theatre Company is a female-led theatre company made up of theatre maker Lou Corben and musician/composer Becki Reed. They’re a small ensemble-driven company with limited resources, yet the stories they tell are ones of castles, beasts, and magical transformations. They bring stories to life using live music and foley, object theatre, puppetry, and physical theatre. Some say that limitation breeds invention and that seems to be the case with them.

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Small Wonder Festival 2018 at Charleston

Besi Besemar July 8, 2018

Charleston seeks people who identify as LGBT+ to be part of a new project called, Unexpected Delights.
Charleston in Firle is the Sussex home of Bloomsbury artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. It is steeped in queer history, alternative lifestyles and free-thinking – as well as fabulous art and political thought!

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In The South

Orlando Massacre – one year on

Besi Besemar June 13, 2017

One year ago, a gunman who pledged himself to ISIS showered bullets in an Orlando nightclub and carried out the most deadly shooting in US modern history. On that night alone, 49 people were killed and many others injured. The attack happened on Latin Night at the gay bar Pulse.

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