Buckle up, because it’s a packed hour - Mjka Scott on new show According to Angelica - looking at Romeo & Juliet through the eyes of the nurse
- The return of Carol Cates to the Fringe - she’s been jetting round the world since winning the Fringe’s best music act as Lady Carol of the Moon
- Queer performer Nicole Henrikson brings her new theatre piece Makin' It Rain to the Marlborough, taking a frank look behind the curtain of her "day job" as a stripper
- Shortlisted for the LGBT award last year, Behind The Lines theatre are back with new piece Fall Of Duty
- And none other than Kate Tempest, guest director of the 2017 Brighton Festival, in conversation with Melita Dennett
This is it! The 2017 Brighton Festival and Fringe are on their way, with more LGBTQ shows and content than ever - whatever your thing, you’re going to find it in this year’s Fringe.
Amy Mac from Lamb Comedy - winners of Best Venue in 2016 - is in with the full run down of their comedy acts for the next month.
The award-winning Tommy, The Queer Historian is bringing his new show Sex Addiction: The Lecture to the fringe - he’ll be in to talk taboos, questioning and opening wounds with a view to healing them.
Story writer Cathianne Hall brings The Girl In the Grate to the Fringe - and with over 3,000 episodes of Coronation Street and Emerdale under her belt, she should be able to tell a story!
And drum-roll - the mighty, mighty Momotaro are back with a new EP - will be giving you an exclusive listen of new track Gone Days (plus some lovely Sea Bed too).
- We continue our Fringe venue look-aheads - I'm joined by Mill Goble from Sweet Venues, plus the full low down too with what’s on at The Blue Man from proprieter (and No More Page 3 campaigner) Jess Woodfall
- Great news for George Montague, famous as ‘the oldest gay in the village’, who’s received the apology he’s campaigned for for years
- And more congratulation too to Barry Manilow, who’s publicly come out at 73
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