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UDERBELLY REVIEW: Liza’s Back (is broken)

Trevor Ashley brings his latest offering Liza’s Back (is broken) to the Spiegeltent at the Uderbelly Festival on the South Bank and what a wonderful treat it is.
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BOOK REVIEW: Pride and Joy: A guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans parents by Sarah and Rachel Hagger-Holt

This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to better understand issues facing LGBT families including parents or prospective parents; extended families and friends;...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017
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BOOK REVIEW: Spartacus: International Gay Guide 2017

Published by the Bruno Gmunder with their usual attention to quality and detail, it's an excellent research and travel resource. All in all it’s the physical guide for LGBT...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017
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BOOK REVIEW: Our own private universe by Robin Talley

The characters in this fun book explore the changes that a summer fling brings to them, as they navigate the social and mental horrors of a Christian summer camp and the...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017
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BOOK REVIEW: My brother and his brother by Hakan Linquist

First published in Sweden in 1993, translated in 2002 to French, and now available in English in a radiant and limpid translation by the author himself. A short novel with...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017
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BOOK REVIEW: Insomniac City by Bill Hayes

Insomniac City is both a meditation on grief and a celebration of life and a profound, life affirming celebration of the wonder of love, unexpected, un-invited and...
Posted On 16 Jun 2017
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BOOK REVIEW: Meg & Linus: Hanna Nowinski

Nowinski’s narrative which alternates between the perspectives of passionate, anxious, chubby gay nerd Linus, who has a desperate secret crush on barista Danny, and his...
Posted On 15 Jun 2017
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BOOK REVIEW: Pages for Her: Sylvia Brownrig

This book left me touched and aching to read its predecessor, it shows the development of love and understanding as life moves on and how women learn to accept, empower and...
Posted On 13 Jun 2017
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: Pelican @The Warren Studio 3

Pelican is one of the best sketch-comedies I’ve seen at the Fringe in years. Created and performed by ex-Footlights Jordan, Sam and Guy, the trio has charisma, likability and...
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: Bourgeois & Maurice: How to Save the World Without Really Trying @Spiegeltent

By far, one of the best shows I’ve seen in this year’s Fringe is Bourgeois & Maurice: How to Save the World Without Really Trying.
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REVIEW: Buddy The Buddy Holly Story @Theatre Royal

In just 18 short months between 1957 and 1959 Buddy Holly changed the face of modern music, producing in the process a treasure trove of rock and roll classics that have...
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: Arr’ we there yet? Head First Acrobats

If you’ve ever seen them then you know what they do, and they’ve adapted their impressive skills to suit both adult evening shows and this fun kids show. Swashbuckling...
Posted On 05 Jun 2017
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: La Voix @Brighton Spiegeltent

With new ventures taking La V out there, in the arts festival circuit this was a new move, with some seriously tongue in cheek acknowledgments of the (same) old material. The...
Posted On 02 Jun 2017
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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: Guilty of Love @St Mary’s Church

Books, plays and films about the life and death of the brilliant code-breaker Alan Turing are many and varied. This is the second musical on his life which I have seen in...
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