Rosie speaks to Mark Healy from the charity 17-24-30 about the first Hate Crime Awareness Week from 13th to 19th October and the annual London Vigil against Hate Crime on Saturday 20th October 2012. He tells us about events throughout the country and the cooperation with St Pauls, where lights are lit to commemorate the victims of hate crime.
Rosie also has author Thomas Glave on the phone who takes part in ‘Diverse Voices’, organised by the Southwark LGBT Network to celebrate black LGBT Authors. Glave edited and contributed to ‘Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles’. He gives us a sample of his work covering his Jamaican ancestry. More of his work could be heard at Woolfson & Tay bookshop in Bermondsey on 3rd October.
Last but not least: Rosie met Paul Baker at the Brixton Clubhouse, where reprises his role of Philip Sallon in the Boy George Musical ‘Taboo’ at until 23rd December. He tells us about the show now and then, the 80s and Boy George and what it means to revisit the role that won him an Olivier Award in the original production of ‘Taboo’ nearly ten years ago.
For rights reasons the music is not on the podcast, but that’s what you could hear on the show:
1) Marc Almond: ‘Twilights and Lowlives’ from the album “Soho Songs for Piccadilly Bongo”
2) Hannah and Maggie: ‘Not the One’ from the album “Fine Being Here”