The Easter Bonnet Parade and Drag Races at the Bedford Tavern are back - Adam Brooks is in with the low down
- Turkish artist Ipek Duben brings her show They/Onlar to Fabrica, exploring how Turkish society views They or the Other
- Ema Boswood and Tarik Elmoutawakil from the Marlborough Theatre talk The Talk, the new show coming to the Marly this week, and gives us their Fringe look aheads too
And Traumfrau is breaking out of the city - get your passports ready...
- The Kitty Glitter collective are launching their new regular night at the Komedia - we hear from the creative team behind it about what you can expect, and why they're doing it
- We discus this year’s City Reads novel, The Handsworth Times, with its author Sharon Duggal
And Chloe Foster of Sussex Rainbow Counselling on the need for LGBTQ+ counselling - what she does, and why
- Fox and Owl Can’t Get Married - we be hear about the new documentary from film-maker Fox Fisher exploring inequalities for trans people within the UK law, specifically on the subject of marriage, and discuss LGBT activism in Russia and 5 years of Trans Pride Brighton
- and Nicky Haydn from Otherplace Productions and The Warren is in with what you can expect during the Fringe - it’s a cornucopia of delights (some very saucy) including the return of Patti Plinko!
In this week’s tightly packed but perfectly formed show we’re marking International Women’s Day:-
- Traumfrau’s Roni Guetta and Ema Boswood of The Pink Fringe have the full low down on what to expect from their annual - fabulous - IWD party
Another annual event - our very own Reverbathon - is fast approaching - Kelly Westlake from RadioReverb has the low down there
Sweet Venues have got a week of programming to mark International Women’s Day - Sarah Johnsone has update on that plus Hove Grown too
- And we kick-off our coverage of Brighton Fringe 2017 with updates from Mill Goble from Sweet Venues, Rosie Blackwell Sutton talking about King of the Fringe, Anna Marie Williams talking about Brighton Open Air Theatre Amy Mac from Lamb Comedy
Arts! Culture! International Women!
- The Lesbian Lives Conference returns to Brighton - Professor Kath Browne and Lorenza Ipollito are in with your cut out and keep guide
- Ellis Collins on the very welcome return of Have A Word
- We hear from Reverb’s very own Melita Dennett ahead of her talk later this week on all things Section 28, and the early days of Pride in Brighton and Hove
- we hear from Brighton Festival’s guest director Kate Tempest on what’s ahead for 2017
- and psychosexual counsellor Karen Doherty
- Ema Boswood, new to the Marlborough Theatre’s Marketing team, joins us to look ahead over coming weeks at the Marly
- Cameryn Moore’s SMUT SLAM comes to Caffe Moksha
- And continuing our theatrical bent - and our look at LGBT History month - Alison Child will be in to discuss Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney - and how did two such important women become erased from history?
Welcome to February and LGBT History Month - and with it, Brighton’s first B Right On festival. We’ve a run down of the first batch of events and bio drag queen Stella Pint - aka Ali Hendry-Ballard - is in to talk about the event she’s compering, and why LGBT History Month matters
- Latest TV’s Sophie Cook is in for her first Out In Brighton visit - we’ll be talking about her experiences in premiership football, and the big plans she’s got for boosting LGBTQ visibility on screen
- And our soundtrack through the hour will be provided by the frankly brilliant Frankie Furlow, live in session
If you’ve made it this far in Dry January, I salute you - or if it’s all caught up with you and you’re riddled with cold (as I am) - I salute you, too. This week, we’ll be hearing from the Latest TV’s creative director Andrew Kay, who’s in with exciting news about what the channel is planning in terms of LGBTQ coverage. We’ll also be looking at his writing career and having a bit of a general purpose gossip
There’s a stellar line up coming to the Komedia on the 29th with Broken Biscuits featuring Joanne Neary, Mr B the gentleman rhymer and our very own Lorraine Bowen - event organiser Idle Eye will be in to tell all
And it’s nearly time for the B Right On festival to celebrate LGBT History Month in February - Billie Lewis will be here, and to round you up to the celebration show!
It’s our first show of 2017, and as we merrily wash our hands of the last year, there’s plenty to look forwards to in the year ahead:-
- Brighton is getting its first LGBT History Month festival - Billie Lewis of the Community Safety Forum give us the lowdown on the B Right On festival. Get your diary out!
- And keep your diary out as Roni Guetta of Traumfrau will be in with the rundown of the events they’re planning over coming months, including the return of the Lesbian Lives conference to Brighton and plans for International Women's Day
- And we’re joined by Out In Brighton sponsor Brian Warren of Quick HR to hear about what they do - and why...