Listen again: 27th November 2012

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Melvil Poupaud as Laurence Alia in the film ‘Laurence Anyways’

A very busy show: Erik Tomlin and Lorraine Martin from the London Gay Symphonic Winds are in the studio, Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah MacDougall talks to Rosie on the phone and we hear from Melvil Poupaud and Suzanne Clément, who star in the film ‘Laurence Anyways’.

Erik Tomlin and Lorraine Martin from the London Gay Symphonic Winds (LGSW) tell us how the group was formed in 2005. They remember their first gig on the main stage on Trafalgar Square at London Pride and their most recent show in October, but, of course, are now looking forward to their first Christmas Concert on 8th December. The concert supports the charities ‘The Food Chain’ and ‘Opening Doors’ and features readings by Clare Summerskill, Will Davis and VG Lee. Their ‘Christmas Cracker’ starts at 3pm at St Selpuchre-Without-Newgate in Holborn.

Sarah MacDougall is playing at the Bluebell Inn in Hampstead. She talks to Rosie about her move from Sweden to Canada, where the title from the album comes from and her UK tour that takes her to Norwich, Derby and Glasgow among other places. All dates and places can be found on Sarah‘s website.

We hear also from the stars of the Canadian film ‘Laurence AnywaysMelvil Poupaud and Suzanne Clément. They depict a couple that faces difficult times, when Laurence (Melvil Poupaud) undergoes a sex change. Melvil tells us how he got involved in the project and what it was like playing a transgender person. They also share with us what it was like working with 23-year-old director Xavier Dolan on such a sensitive and challenging matter. ‘Laurence Anyways’ was shown at the London Film Festival this year and is on national release from 30th November 2012. It is the full length interview on the podcast.

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

1) Marcus Reeves: ‘Black Tears’ from the album “Quicksilver – The Masquerade Macabre”

2) Sarah MacDougall: ‘Cold Night’ from the album “The Greatest Ones Alive”

3) Gem Andrews: ‘Storm’ from the album “Scatter”

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