Listen again: 11th September 2012

Big Gay 10k on September 30th at the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

Welcome back! Our first guests after the holidays are Francis Burrows from the charity PACE and actress Naomi Paxton.

Naomi Paxton plays the comedy magic character Ada Campe. She tells us how Ada Campe has developed and how liberating and fun it is to have an alter ego that can be let loose and even has a Twitter account… Naomi also has a serious side that lets her work towards a PhD. She is researching the Actresses Franchise League from 1908-1914 and edited ‘The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays’, which will be out in January 2013. You can see Naomi as Ada Campe at ‘Femmes by the Thames’ at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern on 4th October – an evening hosted by our very own Rosie Wilby.

Francis shares with us his excitement about the first Big Gay 10k on 30th September, a day of fundraising to support the charities PACE and London Friend. Both provide mental health support for the London LGBT community and the day brings together fantastic comedy and music acts. The event offers a race but also a Village Fete with lots of games with a pink twist. He also tells us what is happening at PACE at the moment, considering the cuts they had to face recently – despite the fact that their counseling service is highly sought after.

For rights reasons the music is not on the podcast, but that’s what you could hear on the show:

1) Rufus Wainwright: ‘Out of the Game’ from the album “Out of the Game”

2) The Irrepressibles: ‘New World’ from the album “Nude”

3) Heather Peace: ‘Sabotage’ from the album “Fairytales”

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