Never mind Benedict Cumberbatch and The Imitation Game… Rosie hears from theatre director Matthew Parker about a way more psychedelic and surreal retelling of the life of Alan Turing. The last play penned by Snoo Wilson, Lovesong of the Electric Bear, has a long overdue European premiere at Islington’s Hope Theatre, running until March 27th.
It’s LGBT adoption and fostering week! Blogger, writer and mum Carolyn Robertson talks about her personal experience of becoming an adoptive lesbian parent, her book Two Dads and her blog Sparkly Poo (thus named after her youngest imbibed some glitter).
Vocalist / artist / composer / producer and multi-instrumentalist Jamie McDermott of The Irrepressibles performs live and tells us all about the forthcoming audio visual extravaganza at Islington Assembly Hall on 20th March, where he and a multi-talented cast will recreate their three EP Nude set in full.
Alex Goldberg is our guest presenter this week while Rosie is gigging in Oxford.
He hears Malediction, a new track from Out in South London fave Alexander Geist who plays live and chats about his forthcoming support slot with The Irrepressibles at The Garage in Highbury.
Musician Michael Roulston pops into the studio to tell us about forming a duo with singer Sarah-Louise Young (star of Nathan Evans’ short film Curtains, which screens at BFI Flare on the 29th). Michael shares songs from their album Two Faced and plugs their launch gigs at Crazy Coqs.
On the phone from Berlin, Brendan Nash tells us about his ebook A Walk Along the Ku’damm, which traces the history of Berlin’s famous boulevard and those who lived there, including the artist Jeanne Mammen.
Acclaimed British director Carol Morley tells Rosie about her follow up to the haunting Dreams Of A Life. The Falling is set amidst the seething hormones of an English girls’ school in 1969 and screens at BFI Flare on 20th and 21st March.
Emma Smart, BFI Flare Programmer, gives us the lowdown on the hot tickets at this year’s festival which opens on 19th March with Gus Van Sant protégé Justin Kelly’s debut I Am Michael starring James Franco.
Co-writer / director Christina Zeidler discusses her Toronto-set rom-com Portrait of a Serial Monogamist which screens at BFI Flare on 22nd, 23rd and 24th March. Diane Flacks stars as Elsie, a 40-something lesbian who believes that the best way to never get your heart broken is to leave first.
Rosie chats on the phone to Canadian singer-songwriter Awna Teixeira about her new album Wild One and her current UK tour including a date at cosy Camden haunt The Green Note on 29th March. Awna toured and recorded for 14 years as a key member of Po’ Girl and has been releasing solo material since 2012.
Lead actor Clifford Hume tells us about his short film Chance which is on at BFI Flare as part of the Fragile Things collection on Sunday 29th March. Chance explores love and loss via two characters, Amir and Trevor – one an asylum seeker with a dark past, one devastated by the loss of his wife.
Multi-award-winning filmmaker Jan Dunn tells us about her Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to shoot a feature based on Rose Tremain’s novel Sacred Country about six-year-old Mary Ward’s struggle to change gender in rural Suffolk in 1952.
Our coverage of the annual LGBT exhibition Loudest Whispers continues as Rosie chats to Hackney artist Caroline Halliday whose work combines sculpture, paint and installation.
Rosie speaks to Paula Varjack ahead of her performance at our very own spoken word event Queer’Say at Tate Modern on 19th April. Paula’s work explores identity and our desire for connection.
Patrick Gale‘s latest novel, A Place Called Winter, was inspired by his great-grandfather, who emigrated to Canada in the early 20th century. Patrick speaks to Laura Macdougall about crafting historical fiction and taking creative license with his own family history, and about writing a ‘great gay love story’.
Rachel Lob-levyt, producer of the forthcoming TV documentary Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids, tells us about the young people they met at a pioneering gender clinic in San Francisco. The resulting film of these stories airs on BBC2 at 9pm on 5th April.
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