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BOOK REVIEW: The Hopkins Conundrum by Simon Edge

New gay author Simon Edge bring us this lovely story of poems, nuns, persecution, the welsh countryside and some romantic intrigue and it’s a delicious read with some hints...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017
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REVIEW: Shirley Valentine @Theatre Royal

I could gush more, I will gush more, but book yourself a ticket now, this was an unexpected treat and I left feeling empowered by Russell’s life affirming writing, as relevant...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017
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REVIEW: Rainbow Chorus – Classics to Classical

I have to remind myself that this diverse and inclusive singing group is an amateur non – audition choir where some members can’t read music. That makes their latest concert...
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REVIEW: Moonlight: Blue Ray: Barry Jenkins

Starring Trevante Rhodes, André Holland and Janelle Monáe. The story is divided into three different timelines, each focusing on Chiron - played by all the actors at different...
Posted On 17 Jul 2017
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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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