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Owain Wyn Evans to share Polari crash course ahead of BBC Radio Manchester Pride show

Graham Robson August 28, 2020

Owain Wyn Evans to share a crash course in Polari with his followers on social media ahead of his special Manchester Pride show on BBC Radio Manchester on Saturday, August 29 from 2pm.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Story of Polari, Britain’s Secret Gay Language by Paul Baker

September 14, 2019

With a cast of drag queens and sailors, Dilly boys and macho clones, Fabulosa! is an essential document of recent history and a fascinating and fantastically readable account of this funny, filthy, and ingenious language

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PREVIEW: Fabulosa! The Story of Polari, Britain’s Secret Gay Language @Conway Hall

Besi Besemar July 10, 2019

Polari is a language that was used chiefly by gay men in the first half of the twentieth century. At a time when being gay could result in criminal prosecution – or worse – Polari offered its speakers a degree of public camouflage, a way of expressing humour, and a means of identification and of establishing a community.

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PREVIEW: Balans Soho presents new work by the artist, Villain

Besi Besemar January 16, 2019

Balans Soho Society will host an exhibition of new work by the artist, Villain entitled Retrosexual from February 1, 2019. ‘Retrosexual’ addresses contemporary issues of racism, homophobia and body shaming while gleefully honouring a rapidly disappearing subculture.

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