Category Culture

Mapping My Journey: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Celebrates West Midland Transgender Identities

The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery made some history of its own on 29th January 2014 as a cake, celebrating the launch of a Heritage Lottery Funded exhibition mapping the identities of Birmingham and West Midland transgender individuals, was cut by the Lord Mayor in the Community Gallery. The exhibition entitledMapping My Journey organised by […]

Review: ‘Fragile’ at the Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Set up in traverse I looked down the spotlight into the eyes of Nigel Francis, already sat in character as ‘One.’ His eyes were elsewhere, his hands grasped desperately around a beer, his mind far away. I averted my eyes. It was very stark. The space was tense and in that intimate playing area I […]

Polari: A Brief but Bona blog

(Above: The fantabulosa fruit Kenneth Williams in action, his orbs on the script, his lupper up. Everybody loves to have their luppers up.) “What was this strange and secretive language which made the audience giggle so?” Julian and Sandy, of BBC radio’s ‘Round the Horne’s, amazingly camp voices first graced my ears with their titters […]