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February is LGBT History month!

Besi Besemar February 1, 2019

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings in New York, and the birth of the modern Pride movement, the theme of LGBT History Month in February is CATALYST: 50 years of activism. Brighton joins the celebrations with a variety of events and exhibitions.

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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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Polari First Book Prize winner announced

Besi Besemar October 14, 2017

Kuwait-born, London-based Haddad has been named the 2017 winner of the Polari First Book Prize
for his novel Guapa (Europa Editions UK). He received the prestigious award at a ceremony held in London’s Southbank Centre as part of the London Literature Festival.

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PREVIEW: Polari tenth birthday tour comes to Marlborough Theatre

Besi Besemar August 29, 2017

London’s multi award-winning LGBT literary salon returns to the Marlborough Theatre, Brighton, as part of its tenth birthday tour, funded by Arts Council England. Curated and hosted by author Paul Burston with readings and performances from Sylvia Brownrigg, Cerys Evans, Alexis Gregory, VG Lee and John McCullough.

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PREVIEW: Polari tenth birthday tour comes to the Marlborough Theatre

August 3, 2017

London’s multi award-winning LGBT literary salon returns to the Marlborough Theatre on Friday, October 20, as part of its tenth birthday tour, funded by Arts Council England. 

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Polari First Book Prize shortlist announced

Besi Besemar August 2, 2017

f championing LGBT+ voices with UK-wide tour.

The shortlist for the Polari First Book Prize 2017 was announced last night at the Polari Literary Salon in London’s Southbank Centre. The prize, now in its seventh year, is awarded annually to a writer whose first book explores the LGBT+ experience, whether in poetry, prose, fiction or non-fiction.

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Polari First Book Prize, reveals 2017 longlist

Besi Besemar June 15, 2017

Polari Literary Salon announces largest ever LGBT+ literary tour to celebrate 10th anniversary. The longlist for the Polari First Book Prize was announced last week at the Polari Literary Salon in London’s Southbank Centre. Now in its seventh year, the Prize is awarded annually to a writer whose first book explores the LGBT experience, whether in poetry, prose, fiction or non-fiction.

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