Detail from an illustrated map of Vauxhall by Robin Whitmore

What are queer spaces for anyway?

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The things LGBTQ people need from our public spaces has changed. But is it even possible for new models to emerge in London in 2016?

Kiki and Herb Seeking Asylum! (image wagz2it)

Review: Kiki and Herb Seeking Asylum! at Joe’s Pub

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The alt-cabaret superstars’ long-awaited return is a joy – and not just because Kiki’s legs wound up wrapped around my face.

Peggy Shaw in RUFF (image Michael Conti)

Review: RUFF at the Barbican

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Control vies fruitfully with vulnerability in Split Britches’ latest show, based on Peggy Shaw’s experiences of a stroke.

Jonny Woo prepares for the East London Lecture (photo Peter Fingleton)

EXCLUSIVE: Why Jonny Woo is moving out of London

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East London’s ringmaster can’t afford to live there any more. But the show will go on – starting with Woo’s verbatim-theatre history of the Shoreditch scene.

Stella aka Ernest Boulton, subject of the new play Stella by Neil Bartlett

Neil Bartlett on Stella – a Q&A for Run Riot

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An interview with the formidable queer storyteller about his latest project, a music-hall take on real-life story of Victorian cross-dressing.

Black Cap article for Kentishtowner

The Black Cap closure (almost) a year on – how you can help

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Nearly a year after the Black Cap’s unceremonious closure, its doors remain shut – from one perspective a slap in the face, from another a kind of victory.

FABULOUS RUSSELLA / RUSSELL (image © Holly Revell)

Holly Revell on her Transformations portrait series

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The London queer-performance photographer talks about her long-exposure portraits, which show artists in and out of drag in the same shot.


Review: Hail, Caesar!

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J.M. Tyree and I review the Coens’ new film for Sight & Sound, suggesting it is not only a love letter to the movies but also a work that is unusually interested in technical virtuosity, and in systems of belief.

The squatters' flag flies outside the Black CAp

Here’s how to reopen the Black Cap

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A win/win approach to the shuttered icon: reopen it as an LGBT+ venue whose profits support its leaseholder’s wider plans


10 to watch at BFI Flare 2016

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10 titles of interest at this year’s London LGBT Film Festival, from sauna zombies to queer burlesquers