The BFI Flare programme and 2017 logo was launched last night at BFI Southbank, and I'm delighted to say it is a stonker and I'm really excited! So if you want to try and see every lesbian-interest film* (or you want to know when to be at the Southbank and which theatre to hang around), but also hold down a full time job, then this is how to do it...
Have you still got photographs, footage, historic documents, diary entries club flyers or anything that has helped define your life as an LGBT+ person over the past 50 years?
Jai Chan currently teaches the LGBT Martial Art in London to various LGBT groups, including university societies. We caught up with Jai to find out more.
The screening of Watermelon Woman at Fringe! Film Festival was the UK premiere of the restored version of this classic film. Planeteer Petit Temps went along and reviewed it:
The screening of AWOL at Fringe! Film Festival was the UK premiere. Planeteer Petit Temps went along and reviewed it:
Have you heard of the LGBTI+ UK Top 500 Social Media Powerlist? It is a fabulous list created by Mark Gossington of PWC that lists an awful lot of LGBT people and ranks them according to their social media score. Each week on a Sunday the list is revised.
This list is useful because as well as average people like you and me, it includes corporates and celebrities. It encourages people to use their social media for good.
The Princess Show is a show of acceptance, accepting yourself, and loving who you are without needing the approval of others, something that really rings true with me not just in my personal life as a lesbian woman, but in my professional career.
The British LGBT Awards have opened for nominations once again. Following feedback from the community last year, a new category has been included, Outstanding Contribution to LGBT+ Life, which aims to highlight and support hard-working indvidiuals within the community.
The 10 October was the culmination of 2 years of photographing people up and down the country for Tom Dingley. What started out as a relatively small project photographing people holding baby photos and reflecting where they have reached, has now become immortalised in a book. On 10 October a number of the people featured in the book went along to Greenwich University for the launch event
Summer may be nearly over but September brings the launch of an exciting new women’s social night in Brighton
After four sell-out previews in Brighton, Arundel and Hove earlier this year, Rose Collis is taking her new one-woman play Wanting the Moon to the award-winning London venue Bread & Roses for six performances in September.
*Drum Roll, Please.*
So, we have some Big Announcements.
First things first, we have managed to save Planet London.
Launched in 2011, Planet London has been going for 5 years. In that time Naomi has invested over £11,000 and the business has invested nearly £10,000 directly into lesbian events, film and businesses. Find out how Planet London has supported your scene...
Some boroughs have a lot of LGBT-specific venues, so they will be doing outreach and safety work with them depending on the needs of the local area. Lewisham doesn't have any LGBT-specific venues in Lewisham's area currently, so the work I do is being a contact point for the LGBT+ community. I do liaise internally with LGBT+ identified officers if there is an issue at work but most of my work at the moment is in the community.
Lewisham is a borough full of LGBT people; and subsequently full of events for LGBT History Month