Edinburgh sunset 2016

Edinburgh 2016: end-of-Fringe round-up

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A mammoth report on what I saw and wrote at this year’s festival.

Come Look at the Baby; Lady Rizo - Multiplied; Daddy & Robin – Lightbulb

Babies on stage at the Fringe

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Several Edinburgh shows this year feature infants and children. No kidding.

Lynn Ruth Miller

Lynn Ruth Miller’s three Fringe shows

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With this born performer who found her onstage mojo in her 70s, what you see is what you get. And it’s the work of a lifetime.

Clockwise from top left: Bourgeois & Maurice; Hot Brown Honey's MC Busty Beatz; Lili La Scala; Sven Ratzke; JOAN's LoUis CYfer; Miss Annabel Sings.

Edinburgh 2016: mid-Fringe round-up

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It’s been a busy Fringe so far. Here are some of the best cabaret (or cabaret-adjacent) shows at Edinburgh 2016.

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

Victory for Black Cap campaign as developers pull out

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Community action scuppers scheme to turn iconic queer venue into generic eatery.

ACT UP et al, Trafalgar Square, June 28 2016

In dark times, queer spaces are a model for all spaces

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Queer spaces aren’t just about LGBTQ+ safety. They’re a glimpse of a better future for everyone.

My boyfriend is an immigrant T-shirt

A quick update

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  For me, the past couple of months have been very busy and rewarding in terms of my own work and, as for many people, very challenging and upsetting on a political level. This post is just a quick update regarding the former since, among other things, I use this blog as a tally of what I’ve […]

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.