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.

Image from 1968 documentary about the Royal Vauxhall Tavern

BFI talks on Welles’s TV work and London’s vanishing queer spaces

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Some info on talks I’m giving at BFI Southbank in August 2015 about Orson Welles’s radical yet little-known TV work, and London’s vanishing queer spaces

The upper frontage of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Don’t let the RVT’s owners close it and blame the community!

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The property developers who own the iconic London LGBTQ venue are trying to pin its possible closure on the campaigners fighting to save it

The Black Cap on Monday April 13 2015, the day its closure was announced

Black Cap keeps council protection despite owners’ efforts

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Camden Council has rejected an attempt by the owners of the shuttered LGBTQ venue to overturn its protective ACV status

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

Black Cap’s council protection hangs in the balance

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The owners of the iconic LGBTQ venue ask Camden Council to remove the community status blocking its redevelopment

Orson Welles

Orson, mon amour

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To mark the start of the two-month BFI Welles season I co-curated, here’s my Sight & Sound cover story on some of his unknown works

Magic Mike XXL

The vital lesson Magic Mike XXL can teach cabaret performers

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The reason burlesque, drag and cabaret performers should see Channing Tatum’s new male-stripper movie. Okay, another reason.

The squatters' flag flies outside the Black CAp

Inside the squatted Black Cap

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An exclusive report and photos from inside the shuttered iconic LGBTQ venue the Black Cap following its occupation by squatters

She wants to break free… Princess Diana and Freddie Mercury

Musical about Princess Di and Freddie Mercury’s night at the RVT comes to… the RVT

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Once upon a time, Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett put Princess Diana in drag and took her to Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Now a musical based on the event debuts at the Tavern’s weekly Bar Wotever night.