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NEVER FORGET Ten years on: Tom Hough on the legacy of the Admiral Duncan bombing EVERYTHING WAS going so well. In 1997 a Labour government won the general election with a huge majority and we were rid of the ‘nasty’ party. Promises were being made concerning the repeal of Clause 28 and lowering the age of consent, making the gay community equal in the eyes of the law. There were even ‘out’ gay MPs. AIDS/HIV was still with us but it was being discussed rationally, funded reasonably and the medication was improving year on year. This was our time to stand as ourselves in our own and in the wider community. Our gay scene was flourishing and we had our own ‘village’ in the heart of Soho. Proudly we would walk hand in hand with our partners and not feel threatened or ashamed. On April 30th 1999 at 6.37pm our newly found confidence was suddenly and utterly shattered. With no warning whatso-

ever a bomb ripped through the Admiral Duncan pub right in the centre of our precious village. It was a lovely spring Friday evening and the area was packed. There were folks meeting after work, folks meeting for the theatre, folks meeting to eat, just folks meeting. That’s what the human animal does. He socialises. One human did not share this philosophy of sociability. He was driven by hatred. Hatred of the Black Community. Hatred of the Bengali Community. Hatred of the Gay Community. David Copeland placed vicious nail bombs on Electric Avenue, Brixton, and Brick Lane East London and in the Admiral Duncan pub on Old Compton Street, thereby causing maximum damage and hurt on his targets. CONTINUED ON PAGE 3


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Film fest under fire BY DARRYL W BULLOCK AS THE 23RD London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (LLGFF) draws to a close many at the British Film Institute will no doubt be congratulating themselves for a job well done whilst sipping on a glass or two of bubbly. But although this year’s festival might be heralded as a triumph by the BFI, some UK film makers are questioning the validity of a British film festival that only included a smattering of British-made films. According to the BFI’s own figures just twenty-three British films made the cut this year, including fifteen shorts, one co-production and only one full-length feature. One particular film overlooked by the selectors has been chosen by more than fifteen other international gay film festivals. The debut from twenty-yearold director Simon Pearce, Shank is an often violent, drug-fuelled portrait of a young man involved in Bristol’s gang

scene struggling to come to terms with his sexuality. Cowriter and producer Christian Martin, who has petitioned the BFI endlessly for the movie to be shown, told one80 that he could not understand the logic behind their refusal to include the film. “The festival is supposed to showcase the best in gay cinema, and the BFI has a remit to support British movie makers,” he says. “Clearly they are not achieving either of those stated aims.” Shank is not the only otherwise-successful movie ignored by the BFI. Mr Right, a romantic comedy from brother and sister team David and Jacqui Morris has also been receiving accolades from international festival programmers, but not from the BFI. Both Christian Martin and Jacqui Morris were incensed by a recent interview (in the Independent) with LLGFF’s senior programmer Brian Robinson which claimed that the local film-making talent isn’t there

to take advantage of the showcase the annual festival provides. Says Morris: “Is Brian Robinson a suitable senior programmer of a British film festival if he doesn’t believe we have any talent? The one thing we’ve got in this country is talent, but we’re incapable of showcasing it. “Luckily people in his position abroad are not so sneery about British talent.” Mr Right

has been accepted by some of the world’s most prestigious gay film festivals including Berlin, Melbourne, New Zealand, and Miami. Robinson told one80: “We received over 800 films for consideration in the festival but have room for less than 200. We’re really passionate about the festival but only want to show films that we feel will appeal to our audience.”

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Equality tastes good THE FIGHT AGAINST homophobia is as important as ever: that’s the message from gay equality group Stonewall’s 20th anniversary Equality Dinner. The event was hosted by comedienne Amy Lamé, with guests in attendance including Rhona Cameron, Maggi Hambling, Paul Gambaccini, plus government ministers, MPs and peers. Ben Summerskill, Stonewall’s Chief Executive, gave an impassioned speech

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which saluted past achievements while pointing clearly to the future. “This year’s Stonewall Equality Dinner had a special 20th anniversary theme. But we didn’t just look back proudly over all the achievements of the past two decades,” he said. “We looked forward too – at all the steps towards lesbian and gay equality we plan to take in the next twenty years. Stonewall is busier than ever. We won’t stop until every single lesbian and gay person enjoys full equality – at home, at school, and at work. 1989. 2009. 2029. So much done. So much still to do.” One of the keynote speakers was Cleve Jones, founder of the NAMES Project Aids Memorial Quilt. Instrumental in the campaign to get Harvey Milk elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, he praised Stonewall’s work, saying: “Peace and social justice was Harvey Milk’s vision and it’s the vision of the founders of

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Harman speaks out on trans equality MINISTER FOR EQUALITY Harriet Harman has just announced that anti-trans discrimination will be covered in the new Equality Bill. Tom Hewitson grabbed a quick chat with her in a busy Soho bar to find out why trans equality is so important and whether being gay is still a barrier to becoming an MP. What’s your feeling about trans acceptance? Should the gay community be doing more? I think there has been a great deal of progress in people’s attitudes and people’s understanding and the opportunity for people to be open and honest about their situation. I feel that over the last fifteen years, although problems remain, we’ve made a lot of progress. Trans equality is a human rights issue: they apply the same to trans equality as they do to lesbian and gay equality. No one

should be discriminated against, no one should feel fearful or be excluded and that’s why we’re including it in the equality bill. Why aren’t there more out MPs? Actually, not that long ago, there was this idea that you could never get elected and be openly gay. I remember when Chris Smith, who was a candidate for Islington, was the first candidate to ever come out whilst still a candidate. However, when he came out most people just respected his honesty and openness - peo-

Never forget A lot of gay people who socialised on Old Compton Street back then remember exactly where they were on that fateful evening. I was staying with my friend Janne in Salisbury when we heard the news on the radio – I don’t believe she had a television, and the rest of the evening was spent on the ‘phone, checking to see if everyone was ok. For me everyone was ok but others were not so lucky. Three people died that evening. Andrea Dykes, who was four months pregnant, and her two friends Nick Moore and John Light who were to be godfathers. Andrea’s husband Julian was seriously injured along with sixty-nine others. For a long time after there was a nervousness and suspicion around Old Compton

ple looked beyond his sexual orientation and to his amazing qualities and intellect. It is only quite recently that we have people who are out and have civil partners. Its been quite a rapid change but it needs more progress. After all, there is still only one lesbian MP in the whole House of Commons, Angela Eagle. How can you change this? The Speaker’s Conference [a meeting of senior MPs to discuss widening participation] will deal with issues of sexual orientation

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Street. Hatred appeared to be back on the agenda. Were we all about to crawl back into the closet and hide away? Well, no. If anything the community became stronger, more vociferous and angry. We most certainly were not going to give up the ground we had won. Our political manoeuvring became more effective. So much so that Clause 28 was repealed and in November 2000 the Age of Consent was lowered - but not without a lot of MPs and Peers nailing their ludicrous and illogical colours to the mast of hatred. There was a very nasty postscript to this event. In 2004, David Morley, a barman from the pub who survived the bombing was brutally murdered on the South Bank.

There is still hatred out there and I fear there is a complacency creeping into our gay lifestyles. As we dance and shop from club to pub to shop with increasing pride and confidence, the Duncan bombing shows us exactly how fragile our community is and how easily what we have won can be taken away. In the wake of the bombing, Colin Richardson, who was deputy editor of Gay Times said: “Clearly the fight by gays and lesbians for total acceptance is far from over” Ten years on, in light of gay hating rappers and religious zealots doing their best to reverse gay friendly legislation and ‘gay’ being used as an insult, his statement is just as relevant.

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Ten years on: Tom Hough on the legacy of the Admiral Duncan bombing EVERYTHING WAS going so well. In 1997 a Labour government won the general election with a huge majority and we were rid of the ‘nasty’ party. Promises were being made concerning the repeal of Clause 28 and lowering the age of consent, making the gay community equal in the eyes of the law. There were even ‘out’ gay MPs. AIDS/HIV was still with us but it was being discussed rationally, funded reasonably and the medication was improving year on year. This was our time to stand as ourselves in our own and in the wider community. Our gay scene was flourishing and we had our own ‘village’ in the heart of Soho. Proudly we would walk hand in hand with our partners and not feel threatened or ashamed. On April 30th 1999 at 6.37pm our newly found confidence was suddenly and utterly shattered. With no warning whatso-


ever a bomb ripped through the Admiral Duncan pub right in the centre of our precious village. It was a lovely spring Friday evening and the area was packed. There were folks meeting after work, folks meeting for the theatre, folks meeting to eat, just folks meeting. That’s what the human animal does. He socialises. One human did not share this philosophy of sociability. He was driven by hatred. Hatred of the Black Community. Hatred of the Bengali Community. Hatred of the Gay Community. David Copeland placed vicious nail bombs on Electric Avenue, Brixton, and Brick Lane East London and in the Admiral Duncan pub on Old Compton Street, thereby causing maximum damage and hurt on his targets. CONTINUED ON PAGE 3


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GAY MEN account for almost four in ten new cases of HIV - twice the number of a decade ago. New figures from the Health Protection Agency showed 7,370 new cases overall last year. “Numbers of people diagnosed with HIV are rising for many reasons,” said Lisa Power, Head of Policy at Terrence Higgins Trust. “More people are getting tested, which is good. But some people don’t realise they could be at risk, and others take risks despite knowing them. HIV is not a risk worth taking.”

Help London Pride PRIDE LONDON, which takes over the city on Sat 4 Jul, is looking for volunteers to help run the event. There is a variety of roles available, but organisers have issued a special request for parade stewards. Up to 300 are needed to help, organise, control crowds and make the day a safe and enjoyable one - for visitors, spectators and participants alike. No previous experience is necessary, as training will be provided. If you think you fit the bill or would like to find out more about other volunteer roles, visit the official website on

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Award for Moyles? CHRIS MOYLES has been nominated for a Sony Radio Academy Award for his BBC Radio One breakfast show. The nomination comes just days after on-air comments the star made about singer Will Young were deemed by Ofcom to be offensive to gay people. The BBC has yet to announce what action, if any, will be taken against the DJ.

Simon makes it so TOP BRIGHTON politician Simon Burgess grinning (below) after boldly going into Patrick Stewart’s dressing room following the actor’s performance in Waiting for Godot at the Theatre Royal. The Star Trek and X-Men star gave his backing to Burgess’s bid to become the next Labour MP for Kemptown and Peacehaven, saying: “We need MPs like Simon who have a history of involvement with the local community and who care about the less well off.”

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LESBIAN COUPLES in civil partnerships can now legally have both names on birth certificates following the approval of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008. Welcoming the move, Dawn Primarolo, Minister for Public Health, said: “Today women have new fertility rights - an important step forward for lesbian women and couples. We have abolished outdated practises in fertility law, modernised our approach and removed barriers for lesbians wanting children.” The law is set to be expanded in April 2010 to include male couples who become parents through surrogacy.

THT fundraiser THE BODY SHOP in Brighton is hosting a special fundraiser for sexual health and HIV charity the Terrence Higgins Trust on Sat 18 Apr. Free makeovers and skin massages will be on offer, plus the chance to win Body Shop goodies. “It’s fantastic that the Body Shop has offered to hold this fundraiser for us,” says THT’s Mark Cull. “We hope you’ll get involved by treating yourself to a make over, or get pampered with a relaxing hand massage. In return for a small donation it’s a really easy way to support your local charity.”

Beacon art boost THE SUSSEX BEACON is set to benefit from No Back Door, an exhibition of new works by artists Hizze Fletcher and Romany Mark Bruce during this year’s Brighton Festival. 10% of sales will go to the care home for people living with HIV, and the exhibition will also include an update on the progress of Bruce’s forthcoming Aids Memorial. The public will also be given the chance to sculpt miniature heads out of clay, and the finished pieces will form part of the show. No Back Door is at 30 George Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1RH. It will be open every Saturday and Sunday in May, from 11am to 6pm.

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fe\/'community The London Orca needs YOU London gay water polo team is looking for a few good men - and women - to help take them to the Gay Games in Cologne IT’S A STRANGE old sport, water polo – to the untrained eye, it’s a lot of people thrashing about in a pool with a big ol’ ball – but in reality, it’s an incredibly skilful blend of fivea-side football and rugby, with the added handicap of being played in deep water. It’s also the oldest team sport in the Olympic Games, so it’s perhaps surprising that it doesn’t

have a higher profile. However, the London Orca is determined to change that. A branch of the LGBT swimming team Out to Swim, this eclectic bunch of enthusiasts have spent the last seven years taking their group from a small social club to a squad of three teams (two male, one female) with a paid coach and a busy training schedule. Following

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a successful showing at this year’s Gay and Lesbian London Aquatic Meet (GLLAM), they now have their eyes set on success at the 2010 Gay Games in Cologne – which is where one80 readers come in! The team is actively looking for new members – and you don’t need to be an expert in water polo to join up, as the Orca’s Duncan Greenfield explains. “We welcome new members,” he says. “Perhaps swimmers who want to participate in a team sport, or those who have played a bit before. We’re a social bunch, and our Saturday evening training is usually followed by a fun evening out.” Having witnessed the team on one of their aforesaid ‘evening’s out’, one80 can reveal that they certainly do know how to have a good time! As well as swelling their ranks, the group is also look-

The London Orca in action ing for help with fundraising and sponsorship, and are inviting any businesses from within the community to get involved. Business support would mean the team is able to purchase essential new equipment and fund the day to day running costs such

as pool hire and London League fees – it would also help to realise the group’s vision of taking three teams to the Gay Games. ld like to get involved, either as a player or sponsor, get in touch with the London Orca - website and meeting details below.

Broken Rainbow BROKEN RAINBOW, the UK’s only LGBT domestic violence helpine, has issued an additional telephone number which makes calling from a mobile phone cheaper. “Approximately 25% of calls received by Broken Rainbow Helpline are from mobile phones,” says Rita Hirani, consultant CEO at the organisation. “For many LGBT people this is the safest method. We’re appalled that telephone services have sought to suddenly increase charges to ‘08xx’ numbers from national call rate to over forty pence a minute. Such a cost could actually prevent those living with violence from ringing us for help. An average call to our Helpline would cost a person in danger £16 which is unacceptable.” The new number is 0300 999 5428, and calls are charged at the same rate as calling a standard landline number. It runs alongside the normal 08452 60 44 60 helpline.

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Girls Aloud rock London while The Saturdays hit Brighton - it’s all girl April! HERE AT one80 towers there’s a certain level of hysteria surrounding Girls Aloud – leading to accusations from more serious-minded members of the team that we’re all vapid, Cheryl Coleobsessed teeny-boppers. Which, to be frank, is largely true. We’re therefore unnaturally excited about the upcoming Out of Control tour, which hits the O2 Arena on Sun 26 April – and with the girls now enjoying their ‘imperial’ period (to borrow a phrase from Pet Shop Boys), this should be the tour

which everyone will wish they’d seen in years to come. What’s this though? Is there finally a pretender to the GA crown? It appears so – The Saturdays, with four straight top ten smashes to their name, are starting to look like serious contenders. They make their Brighton debut at Revenge on 11 Apr – funnily enough, a Saturday. This is bound to be one of the biggest nights at Revenge this year, so make sure you get Along early to see what all the fuss is about…

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MADELEINE PEYROUX seems a lot more comfortable with fame these days this, remember, is the woman who ran off to Paris and took up busking after the surprise success of her first album. With her acclaimed new CD Bare Bones released this month, the French-Canadian jazz singer is taking to the stage at the Concert Hall in Brighton on Sun 26 Apr and London’s Barbican Centre on Mon 27 Apr. An intense, if remarkably still live performer, Peyroux seems to be immersed in her own, very private world. Join her if you can.

LEA DELARIA should be a household name in this country (as other notable lesbians such as Ellen Degeneres and Rosie O’Donnell are), firstly because she’s had an incredibly varied and successful career, and secondly because she’s a mouthy girl. Comedian, Broadway star, jazz singer and political activist Lea is the self-confessed ‘chick with balls’. Catch her in full-on jazz mode at the Hawth Studio in Crawley on Tues 24 Apr and at the Southbank in London on Wed 1 May. She’s back in Brighton and Hove for a gig at the Market Arts Centre on Thur 7 May.

WITH HER latest album Easy Come Easy Go garnering the best reviews of her career, Marianne Faithfull is gearing up for her July concert at the Royal Festival Hall with an intimate in-store performance at London’s Rough Trade East on Brick Lane. Faithfull will be showcasing songs from the album, a collection of covers from artists as diverse as Billie Holiday, Dolly Parton and Morrissey. Entry to this event is by wristband only, and these will be distributed from 6pm on the day of the gig, Wed 15 Apr - strictly one per person, first come first served.

TalentSpotters Adam’s Pick: Polly Scattergood POLLY SCATTERGOOD is somewhat of a rarity in modern day music: for one, she can sing, but two, her sound is like no other currently dominating those all important charts! Her first single release is the fabulous Please Don’t Touch, a delightful floaty little piece that seduces its listener with its somewhat disturbing lyrics! And that’s what makes Polly Scattergood such an alluring artist. The lyrics to Please Don’t Touch are not exactly channelling S Club Juniors, with lyrics detailing suicidal tendencies and her penchant for spitting on her French knickers...delightful...yet it works. Polly has a phenomenal ability to take dark and unusual lyrics and make them sound unlike anything we hear at the moment, all the while remaining sugar sweet and soft! Somewhat reminiscent of the truly bizarre Bjork but with a blend of modern angry pop princess circa Avril Lavigne, Polly Scattergood looks set to be a absolute star, especially with all the alternative purple velvet wearing art students out there! Catch her at Cargo, London on Wed 15 Apr or in Brighton at The Great Escape, Fri 15 May. pollyscattergood

Kayleigh’s Choice: Trousseaux TROUSSEAUX IS AN old French word for possessions, such as clothing and linens, that a bride assembles for her marriage. Trousseaux’s music, similarly, bleeds elegance with pricklings of antique pearl. The band seem to be comprised of a veteran of the French cabaret circuit, Virginie Lauret (vocals) who came to live the “famed debauchery of Brighton”; a poker-playing drummer and bassist duo, a synth player who literallly has a skeleton in his closet, an antiquarian guitarist, and a steamship travellling violinist. The vocals on Essence remind me of Kate Bush, and Evenjane tears into your face - pleasantly I might add - reminiscent of Bertolt Brecht and the music birthed from his verfremdungseffekt. Drenched in feathers, veils, flatcaps, and waistcoats, this sultry six-piece is hot on Brighton’s increasingly popular Steampunk scene; catch them at the Latest Music Bar on Wed 22 Apr with Talent Spotter favourites Bird Eats Baby.

TopTen itunes downloads 1 Calvin Harris - I’m Not Alone 2 Lady Gaga - Poker Face 3 Noisettes - Don’t Upset the Rhythm 4 A.R. Rahman/Pussycat Dolls - Jai Ho! 5 Beyoncé - Halo 6 La Roux - In For the Kill 7 Metro Station - Shake It 8 Flo Rida feat Ke$ha - Right Round 9 Ciara - Love Sex Magic 10 Taylor Swift - Love Story

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Bernhard is back

Marlborough Dancing on thin Ice highlights

Hugh Jackman beefs up and gets the knives out for X Men: Origins X MEN: The Last Stand may have been a colossal disappointment, but here at one80 hopes are high that Wolverine, first in a projected series of Origins movies, will go some way to repairing the damage. Set around twenty years before the first X Men film, the movie promises a darker version of Wol-

fy than we’ve previously seen, tracing the journey that led to him becoming the ultimate military weapon with that oh-so-handy adamantium exoskeleton. As our picture shows, Hugh Jackman is looking particularly grrrr-some - a far cry from the all-singing, all dancing showman last seen hosting the Oscars. Gosh, isn’t he versatile?

Six needles means Wolverine’s home knitting business is a roaring success

X Men Origins: Wolverine

Priscilla stars Oliver Thornton, Sheldon and Jason Donovan Opens Tony nationwide Wed 29 April




LOUD-MOUTHED comedian, actor and singer Sandra Bernhard has announced her long-overdue return to the London stage, with a 20th anniversary revival of her landmark show Without You I’m Nothing. Still best known in the UK for being an erstwhile gal-pal of Madonna during her brief ‘i’m a lesbian’ phase and some hilarious guest spots on Will & Grace, Bernhard is one of the sharpest, wittiest talents America has ever produced - and she can belt out a tune too. Book now, this one will sell out fast. Playing at the Leicester Square Theatre from Tues 26 May to Fri 5 June.

THE MARLBOROUGH theatre is fast becoming the home of queer arts in Brighton. Based upstairs at the Marlborough, one of the city’s oldest gay bars, the venue has been transformed under the watchful eye of landlady Styles Beagley. April highlights include Marly Wotever on Sat 4 Apr, an open-stage night hosted by London’s Wotever crew and The Reluctant Messiah - an alternative take on the Easter story - running from Mon 13 - Thur 16 Apr. The Marly has over eighty events due to take place during May’s Brighton Festival Fringe - see the website or Fringe brochure for further information.

THERE’S NOTHING more thrilling than celebrities in peril, is there? The Dancing on Ice tour, featuring rank amateur ice-dancers, being hurled around the rink by their professional partners, presents ample opportunities for ghoulish injuries. Among the talent lined up for these shows is 2009 champion Eddie Munster Ray Quinn, and runner-up Donal Macintyre (above), plus dear old Torvill and Dean will no doubt be hoofing it around to Bolero once again - hooray! The tour hits Wembley Arena from Fri 10 - Mon 13 Apr and the O2 Arena on Tue 28 and Wed 29 Apr. See website for details.

Bless your beautiful hides A racy Seven Brides for Seven Brothers arrives at the Theatre Royal Brighton

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SEVEN BRIDES for Seven Brothers might not be the most politically correct of musicals - if you took the basic plot (need a wife? kidnap her!) and gave it to, say, Lynda LaPlante, you’d end up with a particularly gruesome episode of Prime Suspect. However, putting those concerns aside, there’s no doubt that Seven is one of the most enjoyable musicals of all time. This production, which comes direct from a hugely successful run in the West End, stars Steven Houghton (Bugs, London’s Burning) as Adam, eldest of the seven brothers and hatcher of the fiendish kidnap plot. Joining him is Susan McFadden as Milly, best known for her turn as Sandy in the recent London revival of Grease. With a brace of show-stopping tunes including Bless Your Beautiful Hide, Goin’ Courtin’ and Wonderful Wonderful Day, this hugely energetic and colourful production is an absolute must-see. Just remember to don some reinforced legwear or your thighs will be red-raw after all that slapping! See page 30 for your chance to win tickets to see this fantastic show.


Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Theatre Royal, Brighton Mon 27 Apr - Sat 2 May

Priscilla stars Oliver Thornton, Tony Sheldon and Jason Donovan

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fe\/'essential arts & ents Brace, brace From Hollyoaks to Hollywood, Sarah Jayne Dunn is clearly a rising star. Now she’s making a layover in Brighton, starring as Gloria in the hilarious play Boeing Boeing. Niall McMurray caught her in the departure lounge to get her views on a few things... On leaving Hollyoaks behind I’m finished now, I came back for six months last year - it was nice to go back in for a set storyline and wrap up the character. But playing Gloria is fantastic, she’s such a different character. For a start she’s American – that helps immediately, having a different accent. She’s very brash, she’s very loud and knows what she wants and how to get it - but at the same time she can be really sweet. She knows how to work people but if she doesn’t get her own way she can have a real temper. I think all the air hostesses are very vibrant and different. They’re all strong characters. On her first theatre role It’s a challenge to keep it fresh every night for a new audience, and it’s interesting having so

much rehearsal time – I’m used to having hardly any (on Hollyoaks). To spend weeks on the character and playing about with the show was a real privilege, but it was a bit strange for me - at first I kept thinking ‘what, we’re doing it again?’ But it’s a brilliant show and having a new audience every night is so refreshing getting that instant reaction is something that’s new for me, and really gratifying. On The Dark Knight and the Hollywood dilemma I only had a really small role but it was incredible – I was made up to even be seen for the role. It was overwhelming really, to see how a film on that kind of budget works. I loved working with (director) Christopher Nolan and Eric Roberts, and Christian Bale was just fascinating

to watch - he’s so professional, quite intense and an amazing actor. I still can’t quite believe it happened to me! But it’s so competitive out there, and there’s so many actors competing for roles. I just want to do good work and there are so many great British films being made - staying here and keeping the industry strong is really important to me. On flying I’m not particularly fond of flying, which is ironic considering the role I’m playing! If I don’t have to go anywhere near a plane then that suits me, so this will definitely be the only time I’ll be an air hostess - but it has given me an insight into how hard they work. Hopefully we’re doing them justice in Boeing Boeing - and the audience is always full of them so we must be doing something right!

Sarah Jayne Dunn (left) and the cast of Boeing Boeing

Boeing Boeing Theatre Royal Brighton Mon 13 - Sat 18 Apr

Music ReviewDJ Stewart T Lily Allen



Not Fair Single out now

feat Sophie Ellis Bextor Heartbreak Make Me A Dancer Single out 27 Apr

Please Don’t Leave Me Single out 27 Apr

YEE HAA! Lily Allen does country - that’s something I dont think most people expected to hear. The second single from It’s Not Me, It’s You is a typically cheeky track from Lily, talking about her man’s shortcomings in the bedroom department! The retro country themed video completes this camp package to make another sure fire hit for Ms Allen.

THIS HAS been floating round for almost a year, but The Freemasons obviously love it as they have decided it will be the first single release for their upcoming second album. pure heaven, with a new added strings section and the biggest breakdown you will possibly ever hear. Probably the Freemasons’ best ever release, this could relaunch Sophie’s sadly ailing chart run of late.

POOR P!NK, she just cant seem to make up her mind: one minute she’s sceaming Leave Me Alone I’m Lonely, and now it’s Please Don’t Leave Me! This song has many similarities to Who Knew but luckily its not a carbon copy, and certainly stands up well to all of P!nk’s previous releases. The Digital Dog mix takes this song to new heights and sounds amazing in the club, so look out for it.

Forthcoming album releases Mon 13 Apr: Madeleine Peyroux: Bare Bones (UCJ) Super Furry Animals: Dark Days, Light Years (Rough Trade) Mon 20 Apr: Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe (Mute)Noisettes Wild Young Hearts (Mercury) Mon 27Apr: Bob Dylan Together Through Life (Sony) Indigo Girls: Poseidon and the Bitter Bug (Vanguard)



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fe\/'essential arts & ents Books Peter Burton Caligula by Douglas Jackson

The Out Traveller by Various

Madresfield by Jane Mulvagh

THE OUT TRAVELLER guides aim to give users ‘the expert tools that will not only lend practicality to their journey, but also cultural and historical insights, understanding and intimate appreciation of where they are going – and, of course, how to do it all in style.’ Conveniently pocket-sized and running to around 250 pages (some slightly more, some slightly less), these guides include interesting snippets of historical information – Atlanta has a lot about Margaret Mitchell and Gone With the Wind, South Florida profiles the state’s homophobic past and arch-bigot Anita Bryant – as well as providing the more usual listings for such things as guesthouse and hotels, eateries, bars and clubs and cruising.

MADRESFIELD COURT in the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire has been the home of the Lygon family for nearly a thousand years. It has become of particular interest because it was the inspiration for Brideshead in Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited and its owners were, to a very large extent, the originals of the novel’s aristocratic Flyte family. Certainly the similarities between the doomed Hugh Lygon – beautiful, alcoholic and queer – are marked, as are those between Hugh’s father, the 7th Earl Beauchamp, and Sebastian’s father, Lord Marchmain – both forced into exile because of sexual irregularities, Beauchamp’s entirely homosexual, Marchmain’s completely heterosexual. The story of the 7th earl and his children (the latter friends of Waugh) movingly dominates this beautifully written biography of an idyllic house and the family it has sheltered for so long.


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THE FIRST IN a proposed trilogy which will cover much of the same territory as Robert Graves’s I, Claudius and Claudius the God, Caligula is a boy’s own adventure set during the brief reign of the demented, murderous and sexually depraved Roman emperor. The novel’s central character is Rufus, a Carthaginian slave who finds fame as an animal trainer before becoming keeper of Caligula’s elephant Bersheba. There is an intense friendship with a charismatic German gladiator and a frustrated passion for the gladiator’s wronged sister – as well as a more-or less loveless union with a beautiful but duplicitious dwarf. A rollickingly readable tale, violence rather than sexual depravity predominates.

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Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead BBC1 Sat 11 Apr 6.45pm I DON’T MIND telling you, I’m faintly worried about Planet of the Dead. Everything about the Doctor’s Easter special smacks of a rush job, don’t you think? This, after all, is a show that normally spends months in post-production, but here it is on our screens a few scant weeks after filming. Also, it’s got Lee Evans in it, an actor whose ‘energetic’ performances normally leave me reaching for the nearest available bottle of beta-blockers. Plus, they went to Dubai to film – what was wrong with Tiger Bay, I ask you? It’s good enough for Shirley Bassey. I’m also having slight palpitations about the fact that this is David Tennant’s fourth-to-last outing, and I really really really – REALLY – want to see some harbingers of upcoming doom during these sixty minutes, but I think I’m going to be sorely disappointed. Still, looking on the bright side, Julie 2 from out of Bad Girls is in there, so that’s something to salvage from the experience I suppose...

Australia Out Mon 27 Apr IT’S TIME TO resume our discussion topic from a few months back: is Nicole Kidman box-office poison or does she just have a really, really bad agent? Once again, on paper, this must have seemed like such a good idea. Re-uniting with Moulin Rouge director Baz Lurhmann and teaming up with fellow Aussie Hugh Jackman in a sprawling, epic romance, telling the story of the birth of a continent. Surely audiences would flock to cinemas for such a treat? Erm, no. Quite why this failed to engage is hard to pinpoint - it’s got all the usual Baz trademarks - wildly over the top ideas, lavish settings, high camp and high drama in equal measures, but somehow it fails to gel in the way his previous work did. Personally, i’d rather have seen la Kidman playing a ballsy Australian instead of another starchy stuck-up Brit - she’d certainly have had more fun. So what’s next for her? Sparring with Patsy Kensit on Holby City if she’s not careful...

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Climb every mountain The only gay in la Vella? Well, Andorra la Vella. Dan H.G. talks about finding love at 7,000 feet, in Andorra, the tiny principality that sits high in the eastern Pyrenees on the border of France and Spain. London has one of the biggest and most varied gay scenes in the world – it couldn’t be easier to find a gay man. This is one of the main reasons I moved to London nearly seven years ago from my hometown, Swansea. The gay scene was small, everyone knew everyone and I very quickly decided that there was nobody there that was quite right for me. “It’ll be easy to find a guy I like in London!” Yeah, right... This week I’m on a press trip for the Original Andorra Gay Ski Week – more press, and less gay, but it’s early days – this is the first gay ski trip for this small, beautiful country of mountains and valleys. I’m here to film a travel show with Polari TV. My first job as a presenter, and first time skiing, and I’ve already had a Bridget Jones style ski-moment, when I whizzed off into the distance (well, about 10 metres) straight away after putting on skis. Harder than it looks, but after a brilliant lesson, I can master the basics – and it’s great! The air is fresh and clean, and the whole place is filled with light, with bright, open blue skies all around. There are loads of activities, for skiers and non-skiers alike. I’ve already been on a skidoo – an easy-to-drive snowmobile that glides along on motorised skis (although before I set off I did think I’d zoom over the edge of the mountain within seconds of pressing the accelerator), and have been pulled through the snow on a sledge by huskies. It’s so peaceful here, and the mountains are stunning – another world from the busyness of London and the gay scene. I asked the organisers of Gay Ski Week, Nathalie and Bianca, where all the gay life was in Andorra. They tell me that Andorra doesn’t have a gay scene, because it doesn’t need one. Everyone is open and friendly, being gay is totally accepted, part of the laid-back culture. I’ve felt very welcome and comfortable since I’ve been here – but then again, there’s nothing about my appearance that shouts ‘this one definitely likes guys,’ and with no other-half to snog in the streets here, I’ve not really been able to test this philosophy out. But if there’s ever a test of a nation’s level of homo-tolerance, it’s Gabbi – a purple haired drag queen from Brighton. Gabbi has become quite a celebrity in Andorra over the past few days, shocking and delighting local people and tourists alike with

her death-defying skiing (in full drag), and escapades throughout the town in massive heels. The people here really do seem liberal and up for a laugh – Nathalie and Bianca may well be right. But if I was a young gay Andorran lad, where would I go to meet other guys like me? It makes me think of my days as a teenager in Swansea – I was dissatisfied with the three gay venues that Swansea then had to offer (now there are six), but at least I had somewhere to go, other people to talk to and share experiences with. Barcelona is under three hours drive away, but what if this is not an option? I looked online, with very few results. I found no more than three guys online in Andorra through Gaydar at any one time. So where are the Andorran gays? Have they all gone to Barcelona already? Bianca and Nathalie say that gay and straight people socialise and mix together quite naturally – on the plus side, this would hopefully turn out well-rounded gay guys, spared the insecurities, fakeness and general messed-up-in-the-headness that can befall any man in a busy gay scene. But how do they find each other? Gay Ski Week has been fantastic so far – a great place to have fun, socialise, learn new skills and relax. A brilliant get-away for a bunch of gay mates needing a break from scene-life, or for a couple wanting to try something different. Will you find the love of your life here? Who knows. But if you’re keen to pull, you’re better off in Barcelona. In a few days I’ll be back in London – I’ll miss the tranquillity of this beautiful place, but welcome the buzz of the city again. My time here has made me appreciate the many bonuses a gay scene can bring – but it’s also made me think of all the unnecessary problems it can cause, and how important it is to just be yourself, and true to yourself, regardless of what setting you’re in.

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…SO SANG Melissa Manchester, and while the advice might not sound particularly healthy, she made a good point. It’s all very well having a support network with whom to share your deepest and most personal problems, but since when did that network include all 768 of your Facebook friends? Lately I’ve watched, part-transfixed and allhorrified, as courtships have begun and relationships spectacularly ended via the medium of the status update. Can people just not help themselves? Do they not realise that signalling your intention to marry within 48 hours of meeting to all and sundry might not be a good idea? Or that splitting up with a boyfriend/girlfriend might be a process best conducted without a

live commentary? Emotional outbursts are all very well – they’re an essential part of life – but they’re meant to be fleeting, vocal and swiftly forgotten. Now, though, they’re posted, commented on, given the thumbs up and protracted well beyond their natural lifespan. It’s a new form of exhibitionism that seems to affect hitherto sane, level-headed people. Are they viewing Facebook as a cheap form of therapy, or is there a bizarre kind of ‘I’m happier/more miserable/getting more sex than you’ one-upmanship going on? Whatever the reason, dignity has clearly flown the coop. My advice? Listen to Melissa Manchester – don’t cry out loud. Keep it inside. Learn how to hide your feelings. You’ll thank her eventually.

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MAUREEN COLQUHOUN, former Labour ster about the couple and their party, erronemember for Northampton North, was our first ously stating that the invitations ‘depicted two out lesbian MP. An avowed feminist and so- intertwined females’. Colquhoun and Todd’s London home was cialist, she was an easy target for the tabloid immediately besieged by repress in the 1970s — espeporters and photographers. cially when she insisted that Colquhoun’s three grown-up that she be addressed in the children and her elderly mothHouse of Commons as ‘Ms’ er were also doorstepped and — and, when they got wind of followed by the hungry hackthe fact that she’d fallen in love pack. A subsequent complaint with another woman, their poito the Press Council about the soned pencils were sharpened harassment of her family was at the ready. to no avail. In the spring of 1976, Despite several attempts Colquhoun and her partner, by bigots in her constituency Babs Todd, invited friends and Olive Custance party to de-select her, Maucolleagues to a housewarmingreen Colquhoun won a lengthy birthday party at their home. A battle to stand again as the doorstepping hack in the employ of Nigel ‘Dumpster’ Dempster, gossip Labour candidate for Northampton North in the columnist of the Daily Mail, intimidated one of 1979 general election. Unfortunately, like many the guests into revealing all and the April 15th good radicals, she was swept away by the blueedition featured a snidy diary piece by Demp- rinse tidal wave that was Tsunami Thatcher.

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The Gateways remembered FLAG UP natty suits and frilly frocks in the hall which from to time disgorged its load of sixof lesbian history and you get The Gateways pences to cheers from everyone. That was earlier of course - the 1950s and Club in Chelsea. The cellar, steep stairs and noisy jukebox early 60s when the Gateways Club was at its most energetic and inclusive, may well have long gone to dust, looking up at the world from its but like reflections in the chunks secret cellar. Then The Killing of mirror that once decorated the painted windowless walls, of Sister George came along the most famous lesbian club in and made The Gateways althe world still has power to enmost respectable. In the 1970s thral and entertain. Started up as the new generation of lesbian an Arts Club in 1931 - bohemian liberators in dungarees and but with a rich clientele - the war wicker sandals began to chalbrought service women down its lenge the culture of two piece, steps and by the late 1940s it going as far as demonstrating became one of the most widely outside the green door - alknown secrets in London. Ask a though regulars did not take taxi driver ‘where do I go to meet much notice. other women?’ and you would By the 1980s lesbian and find yourself deposited in Brammixed gay clubs and centres merton Street outside a discreet began to sprout in other parts green door. of London and at the Gateways the nicotine-grimed walls were Women in their hundreds found cleaned and repainted, the that their lives changed when old outside toilets were roofed they took nervously plunged over and the jukebox changed down the staircase towards Giinto a DJ. But slowly the old na’s dark and sharp scrutiny. At Dusty Springfield: regulars drifted and newcomthe Gateways could happily put an occasional visitor ers favoured clubs with longer on your collar and tie and slap to Gateways licensing hours more easily brylcreem on your shorter than accessible by tube. fashionable hair - or your winkle pickers and flared frocks depending on your At last, to the grief of many, in September choice. Friends became lovers and lovers 1985 the Gateways closed the green door. It became friends; you might meet celebrities, was the end of an era. criminals and prostitutes perched on the uncomfortable barrel seating and inadequately Brighton’s Marlborough Theatre is hosting a cushioned benches. Regulars could be sure of special Gateways Club reunion on Sat 18 Apr, meeting up with friends, and if you didn’t know including a 40th anniversary screening of The anyone – well you soon would! You might chat Killing of Sister George. For more information to others queuing up for drinks from blonde visit blue eyed Smithy who ruled the bar with a mixture of muscle and charm; mostly you stood Further reading: From the Closet to the Screen, up nervously balancing your glass on the shelf Women at the Gateways club 1945 – 85 by Jill next to the solitary arm of the fruit machine Gardiner, available from Amazon.

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fe\/'scene London venue listings Soho venue listings 01 ADMIRAL DUNCAN 54 Old Compton Street Tel: (020) 7437 5300 02 DUKE OF WELLINGTON BAR 77 Wardour Street Tel: (020) 7439 1274 03 HEAVEN CLUB 77 Wardour Street Tel: (020) 7439 1274 04 THE EDGE 11 Soho Square W1D 3QE Tel: (020) 7439 1313 05 FIRST OUT 52 St Giles High Street WC2H 8LH Tel: (020) 7240 8042 06 THE STAR AT NIGHT 22 Great Chapel Street W1 8FR Tel: (020) 7494 2488 07 SWEATBOX SOHO 1-2 Ramillies Street W1F 7LN Tel: (020) 3214 6014 08 KING’S ARMS 23 Poland Street W1F 8QL Tel: (020) 7734 5907 09 THE SAUNABAR 29 Endell St WC2H 9BA Tel: (020) 7836 2236 10 BOX 32-34 Monmouth St WC2H 9HA Tel: (020) 7240 5828 11 G-A-Y BAR 30 Old Compton Street W1D 4UR Tel: (020) 7494 2756 12 BALANS SOHO 60 Old Compton Street W1D 4UG Tel (020) 7376 0115 13 79 CXR 79 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0NE Tel: (020) 7734 0769 14 COMPTONS OF SOHO 51-53 Old Compton Street Tel: (020) 7479 7961 15 GEISHA BAR 75 Charing Cross Road W1D 6HN Tel: (020) 7479 7961 16 VILLAGE 81 Wardour Street W1D 6QD Tel: (020) 7434 2124 17 THE SHADOW LOUNGE 5 Brewer Street W1F 0RF Tel: (020) 72877988 18 THE ENCLAVE 25-27 Brewer Street W1F 0RR Tel: (020) 7434 2911 19 KU BAR 30 Lisle Street WC2H 7BA Tel: (020) 7437 4303 20 TRASH PALACE 11 Wardour Street W1D 6PG Tel: (020) 7734 0522 21 BARCODE 3-4 Archer Street W1D 7AP Tel: (020) 7734 3342 22 RUPERT STREET Rupert Street Tel: (020) 7292 7141 23 THE YARD 57 Rupert Street Tel: (020) 7437 2652

Vauxhall venue listings 01 HARD ON @ HIDDEN 100 Tinworth Street, SE11 5EQ 02 BARCODE VAUXHALL Arch 69, SE11 5AW. Tel: (020) 7582 4180 03 BEYOND @ AREA Albert Embankment, Arch 67-68, SE1 7TP 04 CHARIOTS VAUXHALL Albert Embankment, Arch 63-64. Tel: (020) 7247 5333 05 ROYAL VAUXHALL TAVERN 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 5HY. Tel: (020) 7820 1222 06 EAGLE 349 Kennington Lane, SE11 5QY Tel: (020) 7793 0903 07 THE HOIST South Lambeth Road, Arch 47B – 47C, SW8 1RH. Tel (020) 7735 9972 08 FIRE South Lambeth Road, SW8 1RT 09 SUPERCLUB COLOSSEUM 1 Nine Elms Lane, SW8. Tel (020) 7627 1283

West Londonvenues listings East Londonvenue listings THE ANGEL, 21 Church Street, Mill Meads Tel: 020 8555 1148 BJ’S WHITE SWAN, 556 Commercial Road, Limehouse Tel: 0207 780 9870 THE BLACK HORSE, 168 Mile End Road Tel: 020 7790 1684 CHARIOTS SHOREDITCH, 1 Fairchild Street 020 7247 5333 CHARLIE’S BAR, 124 Globe Road THE CORONET, 119 The Grove E ONE CLUB (Formerly The Black Horse), 168 Mile End Road Tel: 020 7790 1684 GHETTO OLD STREET, Ghetto 58 Old St Tel: 020 7287 3726 GEORGE AND DRAGON, 2 Hackney Road Tel: 020 7012 1100 THE JOINER’ ARMS, 116-118 Hackney Rd Tel: 020 7739 9854 THE OLD SHIP, 17 Barnes Street, Limehouse Tel: 0207 7790 4082

South London venue listings THE BANK, Flamingo Park, A20 Sidcup Bypasss Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 6HL Tel: 020 8309 1012 BIRD IN HAND, 291 Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0, Tel: 020 8683 3104 BREWERY TAP, 78 Lingham Street, SW9, Tel: 020 7738 6683 CHARIOTS STREATHAM, 292 (rear of) Streatham High Rd, London SW16 6HG, Tel: 020 8696 0929 CHARIOTS WATERLOOO, 101 Lower Marsh, London. SE1 7AB, Tel: 020 7401 8484 THE CORONET THEATRE, 26-28 New Kent Road, LONDON SE1 6TJ, Tel: 020 7701 1500 GEORGE AND DRAGON, 2 Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, SE10, Tel: 020 8691 3764 KAZBAR, 50 Clapham High Street, London SW4, Tel: 0871 223 1154 THE STAG, 15 Bressendan Place, SW1, 020 7828 7287 PARK PLAZA COUNTY HALL HOTEL, 1 Addington Street SE1 7RY, Tel: 020 7034 4835 TWO-EIGHT-SIX, 286 Lewisham High Street, SE13, Tel: 0208 690 7648 TWO BREWERS, 114 Clapham High Street, London SW4, Tel: 020 7819 9539

GEORGE MUSIC BAR, 114 Twickenham Road, Isleworth, West London, Tel: 020 8560 1456 TED’S PLACE, 305A North End Road, London W14, Tel: 020 7385 9359 WEST 5, Pope’s Lane, Acton, W5 4NB, Tel: 020 8579 3266

North Londonvenues listings BLACK CAP, 171 Camden High Street, London NW1, Tel: 020 7485 0538 CENTRAL STATION, 37 Wharfedale Road, London N1, Tel: 020 7278 3294 THE GLASS BAR, 190 Euston Road, Regent’s Park, London NW1 2BN, Tel: 020 7387 6184 KING EDWARD VI, 25 Bromfield Street, London N1 OPZ, Tel: 020 7704 0745 KING WILLIAM IV, 77 Hampstead High Street, London NW3 1RE, Tel: 020 7435 5747 THE GREEN, 74 Upper Street, Angel N1, Tel: 020 7226 8895 KOKO, 1A Camden High Street, London NW17JE, 0870 4325527 THE OAK BAR, 79 Green Lanes, London N16 9BU, Tel: 020 7354 2791 REGULATION LTD. 17A St. Alban’s Place, Islington N1 0NX Tel: 020 7226 665 SCALA CLUB, 275-277 Pentonville Road, London N1, Tel: 020 7833 2022

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Jonny Mon the London scene LONDON’S INFAMOUS gay scene is renowned for its incredibly long opening hours, and what could be a better example of this than a major four day weekend? The Easter weekend in London sees established clubs extending their opening times, brand new clubnights throwing their doors open, and some world-class DJ talent gracing the decks. So hold on and enjoy the ride.

Return of the Fruit

Wild Fruit

The Saturdays at Revenge AT LAST! BRIGHTON clubbing institution Wild Fruit begins its new season of parties on Sun 12 April. Never one to rest on its laurels, the team have pulled out all the stops to ensure this night goes off. The night will bring London, Brighton and Manchester together for one night only as Wild Fruit incorporates London clubs Trannyshack and Queer Nation, Manchester’s superclub Essential and their own residents Jon Byrne and Neil Duffie. This is followed by Rebel, one of Brighton’s bestloved afterhours parties, taking over the Honeyclub from 3am to very, very late.

The Bulldog long weekend THE BOYS at the Bully are The Bulldog always sure to keep their doors open longer than anyone else, and the big Easter bank holiday weekend is no exception. In fact, The Bulldog will be open for a mammoth 111 hours, from 11am on Thurs 9 April to 2am on Tues 14 April, with DJs, karaoke and happy hours to keep you entertained throughout.

Sunday Cabaret at The Aquarium YOU CAN EXPECT some of the best cabaret performances at The Aquarium each Sunday afternoon from 5.30pm. On Easter Sunday 12 April Pip Morgan takes to the stage, then on Sun 19 April Lady James entertains. On Sun 26 April, back by popular demand is The Bournemouth Bombshell, Diane James. Cabaret is followed by karaoke each week.

ONE OF THE biggest girl groups to hit the UK charts in recent times will perform a very exclusive live PA at Brighton’s beloved Revenge nightclub. Wth recent hits including Comic Relief fundraising single Just Can’t Get Enough it doesn’t get much more high profile than this! Make sure you arrive early or book tickets in advance on 01273 606064 as this will be a roadblock event. DJs Hollie and Dulcie Danger supply choice house upstairs whilst Smiffy and Stu spin some of the best in pop, r’n’b and commercial dance downstairs. Also for the diary, the mighty Freemasons appear on Maundy Thursday 9 April, upstairs from Girls On Top. Advance tickets for the Freemasons have already sold out so make sure you arrive early!

The George SITUATED ON Trafalgar Street, The George is one of Brighton’s leading vegetarian pubs, offering a diverse range of delicious meals and a great weekly line-up of entertainment. This includes fabulous vegetarian and vegan roasts followed by a quiz on Sundays, a games night every Monday, and Great British Pub Night on Wednesdays with loads of classic dishes served, including a drink, for under £6. Thursdays are Curry Night, and things pick up for the weekend with Tapas and cocktails served from 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Transister is back! ON SAT 18 April Brighton’s extravagant and outrageous Transister makes a welcome return to Charles Street Club. The night is for Trannies, their friends, partners and admirers of all ages and backgrounds, so feel free to express yourself. The music will be a surprising mix of chart, cheese and dance, so there’s something for everyone. Transister has been entertaining Brighton’s diverse clubbing community since 1995 so the team know how to put on a party!


Paul Heron at Fitladz Brighton LONDON’S LEGENDARY (and slightly naughty) club sensation is making the journey to Brighton for a series of bank holiday parties at G Lounge (formerly HQ). On Sat 11 April esteemed veteran of London’s gay scene DJ Paul Heron joins DJ Devilish and myself on the decks supplying choice underground house.

NOTHING MARKS the beginning of the summer season in Brighton like the re-opening of our beloved Sunday Sundae parties! This year’s DJ line-up reflects a shift towards a slightly tougher sound with Jon Byrne, Miss Masters, Mike Mikalis and Brian Cheetam joining Kate Wildblood, Richard Jones and Diablo at Audio. Expect quality soulful and funky house music, discerning clubbers and (hopefully) some sunshine.

Superstar Seamus Haji at The Honeyclub ONE OF THE World’s biggest dance music brands is launching in Brighton on Fri 10 April with a line-up to make your ears scream with joy. Well, they would if they could. Not one, but two incredibly talented production names will be in town, with Seamus Haji and The Hoxton Whores ruling the main room. Support comes from Brighton boys Casper Gaday and Tim Priestly, with Filthy Gorgeous Ibiza in room two.

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fe\/'scene Jonny Mon the Brighton scene IT’S HERE, it’s queer, and hopefully you’re used to it by now as it happens every year. It’s the big, four day Easter weekend! Bank Holidays in Brighton seem to attract the best in gay nightlife as flocks to the seaside. This year is nothing short of incredible: Wild Fruit is back on the menu, The Saturdays perform at Revenge and Seamus Haji rocks the Honeyclub. Phew...

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A new afterhours for a new generation

IBIZA’S INFAMOUS white party comes to the heart of London for a mammoth one-off special event. Each year in Ibiza La Leche signals the start of the summer season, so it’s a very exciting night indeed! DJs G-Martin and Enrico Argentini from the Matinee Group join residents Oliver M, Guy Williams, Pier Morocco and Alessandro, supplying choice underground house to a sexy, upfor-it crowd. Camden’s Koko is the venue, a beautiful converted theatre which must be sent to be believed. Not to be missed! Matinee La Leche

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LAUNCHING ON EASTER Monday morning at Vauxhall’s Club Colloseum from 6am, BPM is a brand new afterhours party showcasing new DJ talent alongside established veterans of London’s gay scene. For the launch BPM is teaming up with Germany’s hottest afterhours Greencom and one of the biggest new additions to the UK’s hard house scene, Hook’d. Expect top end production, a fierce soundtrack of underground tech-house, and a vibrant, sexy crowd partying ‘til well into bank holiday Monday. It’s also my Vauxhall DJing debut so I’m particularly excited about this one!

Katherine Ellis at Ku Klub SupermartXe returns THE LATEST brand to bring their Ibiza-style party to London returns after a month off. SupermartXe Silicon Babies takes place on Sat 11 April at The Coronet, Elephant and Castle. The night features Ibiza resident Juanjo Martin, top London boy Steve Pitron and the exceptionally talented producer and DJ Pagano, plus a special PA from Nalaya Bown. Doors open 10pm – 7am.

EVERY WEDNESDAY at Ku Klub Boogaloo Stu hosts Shinky Shonky, a midweek banger of a clubnight featuring pop, performances, and very special guests. April features the Antigone Album Launch on Weds 15 April, and Le Gateau Chocolat on Weds 29 April. But The big one is Weds 22 April with the divalicious Katherine Ellis and her superb band Bimbo Jones. You are being spoilt!

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EVERY FRIDAY night at The Eagle, Vauxhall, Tonker takes over with one of the biggest blokes party in the capital. The men are big and burly, and the music is fierce house with some awesome additions to the line-up on special dates through April. On Fri 10 April DJs Tim Jones and Mickey Galliano join in the fun, with musclebears giving out chocolates and vodka shots. Then Fri 24 April features special guest DJ Pier Morocco, from Matinee, Salvation and DTPM.

Taking gay clubbing back to its roots ANDREW CZEZOWSKI’S infamous clubnight is back! Love Muscle’s Denim and Dicks Parade takes place on Sat 11 April at The Fridge, Brixton. The venue has been refurbished and revamped, with a huge new soundsystem and lighting rigs ready for these big parties. DJs include Jo Public, Andy Almighty, Marc Andrews and Doman, spinning tough and sexy house. Plus, there’s a special live PA from vocal sensation Peyton, who will perform some of his many hits. The Denim and Dicks Easter Parade show will take place from 1am, with raunchy men and sexy boys on stage for your delectation. The night will now be open ‘til 9am, with a special value £5 entry fee after 3am so you can keep on partying. Love Muscle © Laurence Conton

King William IV THE KING WILLIAM IV in Hampstead is now under new management, offering up a sophisticated and stylish socialising space for Londoners. Each Wednesday Mrs Moore presides over a quiz, and on Sun 12 April you can listen to a violinist in the lush gardens whilst sipping on expertly made cocktails or chilled champagne. Let’s hope the sun shines!

Barcode Easter Parties GET NAILED this Easter at Barcode Vauxhall, at the Industri Maundy Thursday party on Thurs 9 April as hostess Minty offers herself up on the cross with her DJ disciples Paul Heron and Brent Nichols laying down a soundtrack of cutting-edge tech house. Plus, on bank Holiday Sunday night, Barcode Vauxhall opens up extra late with some fierce guest DJs. Back in Soho, Thursdays are Homosocial, with DJs Severino and Ben Jamin playing funk, soul and house to a friendly, relaxed crowd. Barcode © Laurence Conton

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fe\/'hub Mindmatters Fit or fat? You are what you eat, says life coach Jean ARE YOUR JEANS feeling a little tight right now? Then read on. You are what you eat! Do you have a story justifying why you’re overweight? If you do then I don’t buy it - calorie reduction or more exercise is the only way. It’s simple maths! Most people’s overeating is habitual, based on learned patterns of behaviour around food:can you walk past the fridge without having a look inside? You’re smarter than that. Remember, you are in control! Let’s break a habit right now: think of your favourite food in your mind - visualise it, see it and smell it! Mmmmm! Now, I want you to imagine a dog crapping all over it make it real in your mind, go on - do it! Extreme? You bet! This really does work - imagine the vending machine at work crawling with cockroaches. Your sub-

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conscious mind really doesn’t know the difference and will kick in and protect you! At the very least you’ll think twice before eating that burger or chocolate with doggy doo doo all over it! Food also contributes to your energy levels in a positive and negative way. The next time you eat try and link in your mind what you have eaten to how you feel - do you feel bloated or tired? Associating pain with overeating will force your body to reject food naturally. In contrast, how do you feel when you eat sensibly? Energetic maybe? The decision to eat differently really is yours, and yours alone. Be bold, be courageous and make a change today! Kick those nasty habits for good and live life to the full - can you afford not to?

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GPtips Dr Satinder Kumar investigates the progress of the Count Me In Too project ARE WE TOO complacent about the quality of health services we (the LGBT community) experience in Brighton and Hove? Do current services meet our health needs fully? Yes, and perhaps not, are the answers to these questions given by the Count Me In Too project. Headed by Dr Kath Brown, a geographer at Brighton University and with help from Spectrum, this project undertook a detailed survey of LGBT lives in Brighton and Hove. A large section of the project looked at our worries about health and consulting with health professionals. Lo and behold, its not just sexual health and drugs we worry about. LGBT people share the same health concerns as the rest of humanity: the effects of smoking on their bodies, the need to exercise more, better diet, help and information on parenting, impact of poverty on

our lives etc. According to the findings, sections of the LGBT community simply do not get the information to protect their health. You’d think that sexual health would be pretty well sewn-

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health professionals without fear of encountering prejudice and stigma. 91% of people in the survey wanted a healthy living centre which would offer mainstream GP services as well as holistic and alternative medicine…this is a wish and likely to remain an aspiration. More realistic is the call for a GP clinic specifically tailored for LGBT people; this is not to ghettoise LGBT health but to encourage people to access health services. Some LGBT people fear judgment and embarrassment when they visit their GP or hospital and so they do not to get the health care they need. There are enough gay, lesbian and Bi doctors in Brighton who could help with setting up a specialist GP clinic. Do you want a GP clinic tailored for LGBT people? E-mail us and let us know so we can get things moving.



Big Bubbles, no trouble...

Kim Lummis scratches the surface of flea problems

HANDSOME BUBBLES is a calm boy looking for a loving new home. He’s around one to two years old and is a friendly chap with a wonderful personality. Bubbles would like to live in a home with a garden that he can explore, and perhaps some older children to play with too.

THIS TIME OF the year tends to be prime time for those nasty little blighters the flea and the tick - so here is the first of two articles to stop any of your four footed family itching! This issue...fleas! The key to stopping a flea problem is to interrupt their life cycle, which may involve simple stuff like regular vacuuming, through to application of ‘spot on’ treatments available from your vet. There are also various natural treatments which people swear by, including lavender oil, brewer’s yeast or even garlic. However, fleas are parasites and in the same way that flies will gather around a sick person, with stubborn recurrent flea problems it is sensible to look at any underlying immunity problem. My dog Bob went through every chemical on the market and eventually his flea

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Have you got a question about health? Write and ask Satinder, a gay Brighton-based doctor. Whatever’s on your mind, he’s here to help. Send your questions to All queries will be treated in the strictest of confidence. No names will be used in any published articles.

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problem was brought under control, I believe, by a combination a healthy diet, brewer’s yeast and regular rounds with the Dyson (not around the house!) Most of all, don’t get freaked out. The odd flea may not be the kind of thing you tell everyone at the pub about, but it’s not the end of the world either!

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11 Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND • Tel 01273 915 480 •

42 Albermarle St, London W1S 4JH • Tel 020 7499 0622/0633 •

JAMIE’S IS A very modern, funky space with a wow factor and a rooftop courtyard! Our waitress Jas was a real laugh and very attentive and well informed. In our perfect spot just opposite the open kitchen, we could observe Head Chef, Lorenzo (ex Zilli) and his team. While sipping on our Prosecco, (deliciously dry), we were surprised by a visit from the talented, charming ‘king of pasta’, himself, Genarro Contaldo - Jamie Oliver’s mentor, business partner and consultant chef to Jamie’s restaurants. “This is the achievement of a five year dream for

Jamie!” he told me. “Our motto is to provide the best of everything at affordable prices. Somewhere where everyone can come. I think we have achieved that!” In the kitchen a young trainee chef had perfected the art of pasta making under Genarro’s watchful eye. “I trained him to be better than me…and he is!” This perfectly demonstrates the ‘pass it on’ philosophy that is the mantra of much of Jamie’s achievements. On Genarro’s recommendation I choose the twelve hour slow roasted “Porcheta with Roasted Onions” and my companions the wood fired oven “Salmon with Grilled Asparagus” and the “Prawn Linguine”. All the dishes have real depth of flavour and are totally delicious. The menu ranges from antipasti (£6.50), simple salads like prosciutto pear and pecorino (£9.95), a plate of pasta, like a small Italian Sausage Papardelle (£5.95), grilled steak (£14.95), yellow fin tuna (£14.50) or a whole chicken

cooked under a brick! (£12.50) The wood fired oven produces fabulous dishes and the taster of paper baked, rosemary chicken that Genarro produced was divine! Every day new dishes are produced. This is a very hands-on business and it shows. To round off I tried the “Passione” icecream (limoncello, strawberries and cream) with a crushed honey–comb and chocolate sauce. Freshly made and to die for. Don’t take my word for it. Try Jamie’s yourself today. You won’t be disappointed! Charlie’s tip: Don’t miss! An evening of Italian dining at Carluccio’s, Jubilee Square, Brighton. Author Alisdair Scott Sutherland will sign his new book, The Spaghetti Tree -Britain’s Untold Love Affair with Italian Food, followed by a two course meal with coffee - £8.50 or glass of wine - £11.50. April 23 2009. Bookings: Carluccio’s, tel 01273 690493.

Charlie’s Kitchen recipes

Pan-fried Sea Trout with Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables Oh my God! I can’t believe the sunshine! It’s hot, hot, hot! Easter is here and it’s time to chill out and hit the beach. First though I need to cook a tasty dish of fish!

INGREDIENTS • 4 sea trout fillets (skin on) (subsitute brown or rainbow) • Juice of 1 lime • 1 large aubergine (cut into small cubes) • 8 cherry tomatoes (halved) • 4 sun-dried tomatoes (roughly chopped) • 6 large green pitted olives • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 tablespoon butter • Teaspoon dried oregano • Salt and pepper to taste

METHOD • Heat the oven to 200 degrees C • Place the aubergine, tomatoes, a tablespoon of olive oil and oregano in a baking dish and combine well • Add salt and pepper to taste and roast for 5 minutes • Meanwhile heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan over a high heat and when the oil is sizzling place 2 of the fillets in skin side down • Cook for 3-4 minutes and then carefully turn over the fillets and cook the same on the other side • Repeat with the remaining 2 fillets • Remove and keep warm • Lower the heat in the pan and add the butter and lime juice • Sizzle for a minute TO SERVE • Mix the olives and sun-dried tomatoes with the roasted vegetables and arrange around a small mound of wholegrain rice or crushed new potatoes. Place a fillet on top and drizzle over some of the lime butter. • Enjoy! Happy Easter!

Charlie runs Tasty Delish – modern, delicious food cooked in your own kitchen with menus tailor made to your individual requirements and budget. For a free quote on your private lunch, drinks party or dinner party contact Charlie on 07910 011097

ONE OF THE great pleasures of living in London is that there’s no shortage of places to eat, and so many cultures of food just waiting to be sampled. On my travels I recently found a beautiful Korean Restaurant called Kaya situated at 42 Albermarle St W1. The menu here is divided into starters, side dishes, soups and barbecue. The art of ordering a Korean meal is to order a variety of different dishes which will all be served together. A Korean meal is divided into three broad categories: ‘Jonchae’ or appetizers, ‘Yori’, or main dishes, and ‘Banchan’, or side dishes. In addition there is always rice - considered the basis of every meal. I went with a Korean colleague of mine and he ordered up a storm of food, but they do offer a variety of set menus. Dan chose the Kaya Sangcharim dinner for us, which consisted of the following dish-

es: Japchae (vermicelli fried with beef and veg), Samsaek Jeonyuhwa (sautéed meat, fish and vegetables with egg), Gibonchan (side dishes), Bulgogi (barbecued sirloin steak), Jinji Tang (steamed rice and soup), Gwail (fresh fruits) and Sikhye (fermented rice punch). It seemed almost endless, but

everything was truly delightful, cooked to perfection and, I might add, educational! Kaya also has a private dining area for groups, and proprietors Mr and Mrs Suh are remarkable people, with friendly, professional staff who seem to be very much a part of the family. Highly recommended.

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TAURUS 21 April - 21 May What’s the point of comparing your life with that of somebody else? Everybody’s background, upbringing, life situation and circumstances are different so don’t get hung up on why some people seem more successful or why others never seem to get off life’s starting blocks. Your down to earth commonsensical approach to life makes you a success in your own sphere and wins you respect.

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CANCER 22 June - 23 July

The winds of change are likely to blow through your life. Some of the transformations heading your way may be planned; others will take you completely by surprise. Whatever or whoever is about to come into your life you’ll enjoy exciting experiences. A new and more positive direction in working matters is a part of what promises to be a challenging and progressive few months ahead.

LEO 24 July - 23 August You could be in for a strange time; it might feel as if the rug is constantly being pulled from under you. No matter what your plans, someone seems to get there first to put your nose out of joint. Arrange something special to lift your spirits at the end of the month. Cash concerns are not looking good and an attempt to get away from the hostile aura surrounding the home will be expensive and lead to further friction!


VIRGO 24 August - 23 September There will be times when you won’t know if you’re coming or going. Periods of progress and optimism blend with other moments of frustration and setbacks. Because of the varying conditions you will have no choice but to press on regardless. A period of uncertainty will be a foundation stone for a fresh set of aims and aspirations that will give your outlook on life a whole new structure.

LIBRA 24 September - 23 October Setbacks look likely; these aren’t your fault. Sometimes life throws hurdles in the way and there will be no point getting steamed up about it. Tread carefully at work as too much aggressive, assertive energy could actually turn out to be totally counter-productive. An ill-considered outburst could undo months of painstaking effort and shatter your patient, kind and considerate image.

SCORPIO 24 October - 22 November The whole world seems to want your help or advice; it also feels like the whole world is helpless! No matter how determined you are to start on a programme of building up your future, changes in work and other routines upset your plans. You must ask your nearest and dearest what they think about any plans for the future you may be considering. Act unilaterally and you could be heading for trouble.

SAGITTARIUS 23 November - 21 December Confusion concerning the domestic area of your life will take some time to resolve. A deep and meaningful conversation will put things right, but don’t try to dodge the issues or fob folk off with flippant and frivolous excuses because that will only make matters worse. There’s a wonderful spirit of compromise and harmony surrounding you now and it’s only you that looks likely to drive it away.

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CAPRICORN 22 December - 20 January There doesn’t seem to be much in the way of a lull when it comes to your busy social scene. Sharing time with friends and neighbours keeps you on your toes. Far from being tedious or tiring in any way, you will enjoy every hectic moment. Some areas of your life might change dramatically when a commitment is made concerning a community event that will bring out the more assertive side of your personality.

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PISCES 20 February - 20 March Some wonderful good fortune could come at you from out of the blue. A skill, talent or ability you’ve been trying to exploit could be recognised, raising your spirits and boosting your optimistic hopes for the future and making a change of long term plans likely. New energy and drive is about to suffuse almost all areas of your life, increasing your drive and filling you with a dynamic, ambitious thirst for success.



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