The legendary queer feminist lesbian performance duo Split Britches are in town with their new show Unexploded Ordinances - Rebecca Sandles reports. And we get fierce and femme with Female Trouble - Ali and Alex are in the studio ahead of their Hysterical Hussies night at Komedia...
- In the studio: Jacob Engelberg, programmer of Brighton’s Queer Cinema strand Eyes Wide Open
- Ian Chaplin, Damien Giles and Dave Phillips of the Brighton Sea Serpents rugby club
- LGBT fostering and adoption week
- Kit Redstone and Rhum and Clay bring Testosterone to The Old Market
And - klaxon! Brand spanking new music from Out In Brighton favourites Battery Operated Orchestra
- The 2nd annual B Right On Festival is here to mark LGBT History Month - the musician Paul Diello reprises Epicence, his sell-out show from Brighton Fringe
- The Sussex Beacon’s new Executive Director Bill Puddicombe has had his first month in the job - what’s his back story, what’s his vision for the Beacon for the years ahead
- And news on Outside Out - looking at Rough Sleeping and Homelessness in the LGBTQ community
In this week’s show, we’re taking a look at some of the alternative queer nights out you can dip your toe in in Brighton. Roni Guetta of Traumfrau is bringing Kill Joy Bingo to town for International Women’s Day and new performance night Queerdom launches - producer Rosie Blackwell-Sutton and host Sammy Silver tell all - and we get an update on the drag king cabaret night Kingdom and FAT cabaret too.
- We look ahead to the second B-Right-On festival, coming to Victoria Gardens for February - LGBT History Month, with curators and organisers Billie Lewis and AJ Paterson of the LGBT Safety Forum.
- We’ve also got the irrepresible Ema Boswood from the Marlborough Pub & Theatre - as we emerge from January’s gloom, what LGBTQ cultural treats have they got in store?
We’re back with the first show of 2018. Good to be back!
This week, we’re focussing on the power of LGBTQ stories and representation in arts and culture
- We’ve an extended interview with Pete Lawson, playwright and EastEnders scriptwriter, and the man responsible for the Christian and Syed storyline. From Colin and Barry’s kiss to trans representation and portrayal, what can popular culture achieve that the academy can’t?
- And we be continue the theme with the announcement of this year’s City Reads novel - Rose Tremain’s Sacred Country - Sarah Hutchings gives us the thorough low down on that
- and the news that Britney Spears is to headline Brighton Pride sees record early ticket sales...
- We bang the drum for home-grown talent, as Emma Inch - presenter of the multiple-award winning Frockabilly and Fermentation radio shows, wins the Beer Communicator of the Year (online) award; and David Lilly, Chair of Resound Male Voices, with a seasonal lookahead and airing some of their cracking tracks too
A double literary and academic treat with the inimitable Dr Jane Traies and her ground-breaking work on the lives of older lesbians, and author Val Brown on her biography of the extraordinary Toupie Lowther, plus Aaron Lawrence (aka Spice) is in the stuiod too to talk about The Bedford's Rough Sleeper fundraising appeal, plus a smattering of Stage Door radio show and MindOut news too.
- Liz Ridgeway of the Sussex Swans Aussie Rules Football Club is in to explain all things Aussie rules to us, its growth as sport in the UK - and how there are more chances than ever for LGBTQ people to get involved
- David Hoyle comes to the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts on Saturday - David Sheppeard from the Marlborough Theatre will be in to talk about the new show that they’re co-presenting, and about David Hoyle’s importance as a queer performer
- And Brighton’s events to mark World Aids Day 2017, including a community drop in from Lunch Positive and the LGBTQ choirs performing en masse in Kemptown after the vigil