Do you remember that video we were involved in about Equal Love made on the Royal Wedding day? It was made by Women with a Movie Camera. This is something else they've done that's quite striking. Their latest project will be here on Monday or Tuesday.
Based on the life of Robert Oppenheimer, the work of the composer and sound artist Jessica Curry honours those who lost their lives in the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is a record of the world premiere of the choral piece Perpetual Light: Requiem for an Unscorched Earth, a site specific work by visual artist Jo Fairfax, performed by the choir Londinium at the Old Vic Tunnels in London.
GFEST - Gaywise FESTival, the premier annual lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) arts festival in London is looking for submissions for this year’s festival. ‘Queer Art queries..’ is the theme of this year’s festival which will take place in November in venues across London.
Hard on returns next Saturday April 21 at Union with DJs The Rhythm Master, Brent Nicholls, Hugo'sland, strict dress code and all the usual sexy toys. And there's a pre party at fetish shop Expectations from 3pm.Click the headline for details. Gay club Union is at 66 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall.
Transport for London has banned Anglican Mainstream's "Get Over It" ads. TfL said they were against their committment to a "tolerant and inclusive London". Mayor Boris is quoted on PinkNews (who broke the story) saying that "It is clearly offensive to suggest that being gay is an illness that someone recovers from and I am not prepared to have that suggestion driven around London on our buses.”
Thanks to Tom for flagging up TfL's tweet. Loads more quotes over at PinkNews.
Anglican Mainstream has launched an ad campaign in response to Stonewall's "Some people aregay. Get over it" campaign - see below.
The angry Anglicans say Stonewall's ad is an “attempt to close down critical debate about being gay and marriage ‘equality’” and that it encourages kids to be gay. You can encourage people to turn gay?! Yes! They say there is "no indisputable scientific evidence that people are ‘born gay’, and that they have no choice but to affirm their homosexual feelings".
Two things. First, they can only afford 26 ads for two weeks. Second, did you read our article (below) about the research suggesting homophobes are just emotionally retarded closets?
ps: we love a line on their website that says "LGBT Education damages children". Yip, education destroys lives.
“People who fear homosexuality the most are actually likely to have experienced an attraction to a member of the same sex”, according to a report. It follows last year's news that the Pope's a Catholic and MPs who vote against gay legislation will inevitably end up in some gay rent boy scandal.
Nudity, cheap tickets for Sunday: we rarely mention ticket deadlines (don't bother asking) but we suspect we might go to Nudity at Union 2 on Sunday night so we want it busy - tho they had 500 through the door last time without any help from us... Greedy?! Face it, you'll be bored sh*tless of your friends by Sunday night and have the horn so buy your ticket now. We like to think of it as supporting a great local event and venue run by really nice people;)
They say nostalgia's not what it used be. A bit like E. However, the trailer here does a god job of being nostalgic about E and the horrors that brought it to us. In an Irvine Trainspotting Welsh way. Apparently on 17 April the Ministry of Sound hosts the World Premiere of Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy Movie followed by the Ultimate Ecstasy (good luck) After-Party in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Click the headline for RVT April shows and parties. Duckie on Saturdays, SLAGS chillout on Sundays and Bank holiday Monday, Bingo on Mondays, Wotever on Tuesdays, more on other days including Dr Sketchy, Myra Dubois, Eurofest, Lipsinkers, Mouthing Off, Freddie And Holly's Karnival Of Kitsch, Wotever World, Push The Button and a charity night with Barelesque II . Advance tickets for some shows available from Ticketweb and https://www.rvt.org.uk/. Gay bar / club / cabaret Royal Vauxhall Tavern is at 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London.