New exhibition at Birmingham’s Back to Backs to honour drag performer, Twiggy

Catherine Muxworthy January 22, 2024

Twiggy – The Drag Market, a new exhibition at Birmingham’s National Trust Back to Backs, will explore the career and creative process behind one of the best-known personas of Birmingham’s queer scene. The new exhibition, opening January 26, will feature costumes and photography from the past 40 years, showcasing Birmingham LGBTQ+ icon, Twiggy. This free […]

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Behind the Lashes: Birmingham’s drag scene explored in new film

Catherine Muxworthy December 1, 2023

Filmmaker and videographer Nicola Prestage has created and released a short film, Behind the Lashes which explores Birmingham’s vivid drag scene. The film – which features interviews with some of the city’s best-known drag performers including Twiggy, Dahliah Rivers, and Divine Miss M – was commissioned by Core Theatre, Solihull to launch their film festival, Short Is Beautiful. […]

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Birmingham unveils HIV & AIDS Memorial on World AIDS Day

Catherine Muxworthy December 2, 2022

On World AIDS Day – Thursday, December 1 – the Birmingham community came together in Hippodrome Square to witness the unveiling of the city’s HIV & AIDS Memorial sculpture, almost two years after the idea was born from artist Garry Jones.

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Iconic photographer Barry Lategan finds new muse ‘Ladyboy’ artist XXXora

Besi Besemar November 14, 2014

Barry Lategan is credited as one of the most prolific British fashion photographers of all time, being a Vogue front cover veteran, as well as discovering the first British supermodel Twiggy. Lategan met his newest muse, artist XXXora only one month ago at the Chelsea Arts Club and they have been collaborating artistically ever since.

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