Rob Harkavy chats to writer Samantha Lee Howe about her thriller The Stranger in our Bed, what she’s been up to during lockdown and why she turned to penning a thriller after a career spent writing horror and fantasy.
Filmmakers from 32 countries have submitted films for the 2020 Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival so far, including the Central America countries of Puerto Rico, Guatemala and Panama for the first time. The Iris Prize festival team have confirmed that filmmakers from a record 32 countries have so far submitted films Continue Reading
Paul Burston is a journalist, activist and a successful author. He’s also the founder of the legendary Polari Salon. In this interview he tells us about a lifetime of activism, what led him to found Polari and how real life experiences inspired him to become one of the UK’s most successful Continue Reading
Amidst stark warnings that the LGBTQ+ community is at increased risk of suicide and depression if observing lockdown in unsupportive or abusive homes, Maxwell Fine is donating a percentage of the sales of his dynamic typographical prints and sculptures to the helpline, Switchboard. A long-time supporter of the LGBTQ+ charity, the Continue Reading
Sarah Jane Moon is an award winning professional painter based in London, who exhibits and teaches regularly in the UK and abroad. Her portraiture frequently explores identity, sexuality and gender presentation. Here she talks to Rob Harkavy about art during lockdown, her commitment to LGBTQ+ rights and being selected for the Continue Reading
Have you heard of Queer Acts of Resistance? The photography project aims to share the voices of the LGBTQ+ community through beautiful photos… Queer Acts of Resistance is an on-going portrait series which aims to celebrate and join the dots of disparity under the umbrella of queerness. View this post on Continue Reading
Annabelszki hosts a live stream cabaret show featuring an array of performers from a range of genres: comedy, character and drag await you! In challenging times, we need to escape, engage, connect, laugh and be entertained. Live streamed via Zoom, the audience will be able to interact with performers. Debut show on Tues Continue Reading
Top image by Susan Grace Hinman Brighton based Zora has a unique, captivating and soulful voice which complements perfectly her spellbinding renditions of cherry-picked covers (including Tracy Chapman, Tori Amos, LP, Adele, Aretha Franklin, KT Tunstall, Alanis Morrisette, Queen) interspersed with charming and unforgettable originals. The prolific singer-songwriter performs with guitar Continue Reading
51 years after the Stonewall riots in America, we have gay marriage and many other rights, so why would someone make a film about the last 50 years of LGBT rights or lack of them? Director, Ashley Joiner’s boyfriend’s mum told him exactly why. As a millennial, mid 20’s, young gay Continue Reading
In which Rob Harkavy talks music, isolation and much much more with Britain’s smallest rock star.