RVT Sports Day 2007 (Image Mike Molloy)

“Take your positions for the 50m mince…” Timberlina on the joy of RVT Sports Day

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The annual “uncompetitive competition” is the most vital symbol of the RVT’s longstanding community ties

Edinburgh Fringe 2014 stars on a poster

How to get five stars for a cabaret show

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Here are five questions to ask about a cabaret show. If they all get a ‘yes’, the show gets five stars.

#WeAreTheBlackCap protest outside the Black Cap on Camden High St, April 18 2015

Open letter from Black Cap campaigners to owners: let’s talk

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#WeAreTheBlackCap offers to work with iconic LGBTQ pub’s freeholders to resolve deadlock over shuttered venue

Cabaret at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Top tips for the last week of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015

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Some titles to watch out for as this year’s Fringe enters its final stretch

Image from 1968 documentary about the Royal Vauxhall Tavern

As the George & Dragon closes, the BFI revives the queer past

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Do you care about queer culture and identity? Thoughts on the closure of yet another venue and a night of incredible archive footage

10 sort-of-cabaret shows to see at Edinburgh Fringe 2015

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They aren’t in the Cabaret section of the Fringe programme, but these titles should interest those who like a walk on the wild side or eye contact between performer and audience

Cabaret at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015

24 cabaret shows to see at Edinburgh Fringe 2015

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Two dozen shows to look out for from across the Cabaret section of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe programme

Bloc Bar

Wayne Shires tells all about his new venue Bloc Bar

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Hallelujah! A new queer space opens in London! Its owner tells us the nitty-gritty, and why he’s optimistic about the city’s LGBT scene

Jo Clifford in The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven (Image Rod Penn)

Edinburgh Fringe 2015 previews for the Guardian

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Features previewing this year’s Fringe about: Penny Arcade’s new piece; a rise in trans representation; and DIY shows inspired by blockbuster movies

Leake St redevelopment scheme (artist's impression)

Is the writing on the wall for the Leake St graffiti tunnel?

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There is such a thing as a place that would not be improved by the addition of shops or cafés, and the radically free, world-famous graffiti tunnel is such a place.