Rosie goes down memory lane with Sharon Holloway, a former fellow student at York University. They talk about a same sex wedding demo that they and other students staged outside York Minster on Valentine’s Day in 1991 and how far the gay rights movement has come since then, especially considering that Sharon is now married. They also remember the student magazine ‘Matrix’ on which they worked and discussions about fashion. Sharon now runs a vintage hair lounge in Southampton. The interview accompanies Rosie’s new show ‘Nineties Woman’.
Performance artist Stacy Makishi talks about sequels as her new show “The Falsettos” is one, and about taking risks in the arts, especially in a recession. She also remembers funny and not-so-funny moments on stage, which are part and parcel of a performer’s life. She also gives us a small insight into Dalston, where she lived over 20 years. Stacy’s new show “The Falsettos” can be seen on 24th and 25th May at Chelsea Theatre, where she also reprises her previous show “The Making of Bull – The True Story” on 20th May.
Clayton Littlewood joins Rosie in the studio again talking about the adventure of turning his novel “Goodbye to Soho” into an audiobook. It’s more a radio play rather than an audiobook as he and actor David Benson bring the narration to life, incorporating sound effects and music to create the right atmosphere. Clayton tells us about his meeting with Quentin Crisp, which is described with much humour and very touchingly in “Goodbye to Soho”. The book captures the time when Clayton ran the clothes shop ‘Dirty White Boy’ in Soho. The extracts ‘The Silver Screen’ and ‘Quentin Crisp’ can be heard on the podcast. The audiobook is available on amazon and iTunes.
For rights reasons the music is not on the podcast, but that’s what you could hear on the show:
1) Rae Spoon: ‘Danger, Danger, Danger’ from the album “Love Is A Hunter”
2) Girlyman: ‘Nothing Left’ from the album “Supanova”
3) Clayton Littlewood: ‘Silver Screen’ from the audiobook “Goodbye to Soho” – on the podcast
4) Secret Affair: ‘Soho Dreams’ from the album “Soho Dreams”
5) Clayton Littlewood: ‘Quentin Crisp’ from the audiobook “Goodbye to Soho” – on the podcast
6) John Grant: ‘TC and Honeybear’ from the album “The Queen of Denmark”