Listen again: 6th May 2014

Sarah Campbell Photo: Stefan Lacandler

Sarah Campbell
Photo: Stefan Lacandler

Rosie chats to comedian Sarah Campbell about her latest show ‘Is Everything Ok?’. Sarah tells us about latest adventures in television land as a passionate spoil sport at hen wekends on the programme ‘Bad Bride Maid’ for ITV 2. She and Rosie also share experiences of hen nights and the fact that lesbian hen dos might not be different from straight ones. ‘Is Everything Ok?’ can be seen at the Brighton Fringe on 3rd, 10th and 17th May. Sarah is also part of ‘Femmes by the Thames’ at the Battersea Barge on 15th May.

Joelle Taylor, Artistic Director of SLAMbassadors UK, talks about her upcoming performance at the slam poetry event ‘Queer’Say’. Joelle remembers her beginnings in a punk band and her involvement with the group Atomic Lip who presented polyvocal poetry. She also talks about her work with young children and young carers on the Isle of Skye. Her time on the island was inspiration for the poem ‘Children Who Sleep Beneath Beds’, which she recites. ‘Queer’Say’ is at the Bedford Pub in Balham on 8th May.

Founders of the website Planet London Katie and Naomi Bennett-Hall present Proud Planet, a grass roots fundraising for women’s events at Pride. They explain what motivated them to set up Planet London, a guide to lesbian, bi and queer London, and now their project ‘Proud Planet’. They also reveal that there’s a Planet Brighton in the pipeline.

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

1)    Blondie: ‘Heart of Glass’ from the album “Parallel Lines”

2)    Kate Tempest: ‘The Beigeness’ from the album “Everybody Down”

3)    CN Lester: ‘Lockdown ‘ from the album “Aether”

4)    Owen Pallett: ‘Oh Heartland, Up Yours!’ from the album “Heartland”

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