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Interview: "Kiss Her I'm Famous": Interview with Rolla Selbak

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 01 February 2014

Following the selection of Rolla Selbak's web series "Kiss Her I'm Famous" in the Raindance Film Festival's first independent web festival, we caught up with the Award Winning Director to find out what inclusion in the festival means and what's coming up for the hit series.

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Book review: The Lindsay Gordon Series - Val McDermid

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 01 January 2014

Starting with Report for Murder (1987) the book which introduces us to our heroine with attitude, Glaswegian journalist Lindsay Gordon, we are thrown into a series that would have been fairly unusual for its time. Very openly lesbian themed, packed with lesbian characters and unashamedly bringing lesbian culture to the fore (think about how it felt watching those characters discussing all things lesbian in the L Word series). The only thing really missing are gratuitous sex scenes that I imagine would not have been palatable to late 1980s publishers.

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Review: "Let the Skyfall" Jade Ellis @ The Candy Bar

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 05 November 2013

We chatted with the delightful Jade Ellis before her half hour set at Candy Bar. Jade was an X-Factor finalist in 2012. Since leaving the ITV show, she has been working on her music and this year has taken the plunge to establish herself as an artist.

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Review: "She's Electric" Lucy Spraggan Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 01 November 2013

Two singles, One album and a #7 chart position later, Lucy has become the full package. From aflop to electric dreams, it's a transformation of the highest order.

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Interview: Lucy Spraggan talks to us about fans, life and the future

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 01 October 2013

Beer Fear, Boobs & Pride...
Following a short-lived appearance on X-Factor, something which she is clear to acknowledge was a spring board to all that's happened in her career throughout 2013, Lucy Spraggan has rocketed onto the pop music scene. No stranger to writing, gigging, recording, with her quirky, extremely likeable, original acoustic-folk-hip-hop style, it's fantastic to see this young musician take off in a scene that has been dominated by boys with their guitars for the last few years.

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Review: Magical, Mystery Manchester Pride... (2013)

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 01 September 2013

Peace, love & respect..."
We set off for Manchester at 6.30am not knowing what to expect in the day ahead. We decided to drive because at late notice hotels were approximately £200 a night and train travel would have been £70 return (not bad) but the last train left Manchester before 9pm. So we drove, arrived in 4 hours and paid a mere £15 to park right in the city centre for the whole day.

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My Kingdom for Horse: Interview with Horse

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 01 December 2012

We caught up with Horse at LFestive in Birmingham on December 1st, who performed some classic tracks and also alongside the L Project performance of charity single "It Get's Better".

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"This Lady’s Not for Turning Either": Interview with Susan Calman

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 01 November 2012

Scottish BAFTA winning, Funny Woman finalist, Stand up Comedian Susan Calman took some time out of rehearsals to talk to Planet London about mixing politics with comedy, reactions to her often deeply personal stand up routines, and not Googling herself.

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Review: How (not) to make it britpop

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 01 March 2012

This Life
A special performance, funded by Southwark LGBT network, and including guest appearences from some of Rosie's old bandmates and a panel discussion on autobiography in art with Rosie Wilby, Nick Field and Brian Lobel, and chaired by Jane Czyzselska (Diva).

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Review: Margaret Cho - Cho Dependent

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 01 October 2011

Eat Sh*t and Die
Not for the faint-hearted, Cho takes us on a comedy tour that is at some points close to the wire, covering subjects from abortion to cunnilingus, that constantly kept the audience laughing.

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