Archive for month: March, 2014

Holiday Destinations 2

March 12, 2014

Holiday Destinations 2. Stour Valley Painting School – for the Constables. Polari Safari by David Shenton.

Holiday Destinations 1

March 12, 2014

Holiday Destinations 1. Not In The Middle Of Nowhere…But You Can See It From Here.. Polari Safari by David Shenton.

Arctic Summer • Damon Galgut

368 pages • Atlantic Books • March 06, 2014 [HB]
Damon Galgut’s remarkable novel Arctic Summer imagines the life of the great novelist E.M. Forster and the conflicts that led him to write A Passage to India.

“Forster knew when his great work had been completed, and the wonder in Damon Galgut’s Arctic Summer is that it enables the reader to feel both the triumph as well as the pain at the heart of this conflict. “

Plynace Wiezowce (Floating Skyscrapers)

Cert: 15 • Poland: 93 min • Matchbox Films / Alter Ego Pictures • March 24, 2014

Atmospheric and powerful. Floating Skyscrapers taps into the culture of homophobia, which demands many to suppress, numb, or even kill their own desires.

Floating Skyscrapers is very much a film about the unspoken. The script is suggestive and prefers to leave the emotional worlds of the characters to the audiences’ interpretation. The sparse dialogue and tense scenes reveal the unacceptability of his sexuality and the disorder it has made of his world.”

hunting for pearls • iamamiwhoami

Released February 26, 2014
There are very few out there who are creating music and visuals in they way iamamiwhoami do to embody a story that is dynamic, rich and thought provoking.

“‘hunting for pearls’ sparkles and it takes us on another journey. Simply magic.”

Advisory Committee • Mirah

Released March 19, 2002
Mirah’s third album, Advisory Committee, is imaginative, gripping and totally unexpected.

“Mirah’s way with words at times feels like an internal monologue, describing the things we talk ourselves through when alone, the things we never got to say and reliving moments that have passed. “

The Bexhill Missile Crisis • David Gee

224 pages • Paradise Press • February 26, 2014 [PB]
David Gee’s The Bexhill Missile Crisis is set at the start of Swinging ’60s, and looks at a crisis that explores how and why they started to swing.

“I do rather wonder if Gee is suggesting that sex and death somehow became inextricably linked in the 1960s as a result of the Crisis. It had certainly been so during the Second World War and there must have been a strong incentive to party like there was no tomorrow.”

Troubles Melt Like Lemondrops

March 5, 2014

Troubles Melt Like Lemondrops. The Olympics are over – so it’s possible to go out in makeup and not be called Putin. Polari Safari by David Shenton.

Russian Roulette, LGBT Charity Single

Hearts and Minds.

‘Russian Roulette’ is Marcus Reeves’ response to how the Russian gag law on “promoting homosexuality” affects real people and real lives.

“I felt that I wanted to help speak out for other people and their struggles – people who may not have a voice or be allowed to make it heard. Whether there are ten people, ten thousand, or ten million people facing homophobia, it’s always too many.

Your Perfume Does Not Have A Sex


Scent does not have a gender. And so why, asks Liam Moore, should some embody masculinity whilst others embody femininity?

“It’s mystifying that this divide exists at all because the underlying truth is that fragrance is oblivious to gender.”