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Nov 21, 2014

Lisa Stansfield, The Collection. Featuring everything she’s ever done. Apart from the last two.

Gays love Lisa Stansfield. Non-gays love her too, but they get more than enough air time. So now we've got that, erm, straight, we'd like to bring your attention to this, a towering box set featuring every Lisa album from when she was on Arista (ie. her best stuff) plus millions and billions of remixes and interviews and rare footage and ne'er before seen pics 'n' stuff. We're so excited we've slipped off our designer-imposter pouffe.

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Nov 20, 2014

Next year’s hot ticket available *checks watch* soon!

High Society. Oh yes. The one with Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra and 'True Love' and 'Who Wants To Be a Millionaire' is back, back, back. Well, back next year. At London's Old Vic directed by Maria Friedman, who did that jolly production of Merrily We Roll Along. From 30th April. And tickets are on sale either now or in early December, depending on your level of official commitment to The Old Vic.

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Nov 20, 2014

Ass for art’s sake

Seeing as they're not allowed to advertise, Wellcome, who make such delicious pharmaceuticals, have for some time pumped their marketing money into exhibitions related to medicine. They're so clever! And the new one is a smasher, examining as it does sex and the study of sex. It's called The Institute of Sexology and it could well be the sauciest exhibition in all of London town. We'd have it closed down if it wasn't so good.

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Nov 20, 2014

Scottee. Pretty much as bad as it gets.

Greatest hits are boring. That's what performance artiste and award-winning Lisa Stansfield impersonator Scottee was saying to Libby on Radio 4's Midweek yesterday. And that's why he's doing a show called The Worst of Scottee at London's glittering Roundhouse theatre. Next week, if you don't mind.

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Nov 20, 2014

Bette’s back! And front! And two sides!

You'll already have bought Bette Midler's new album, It's the Girls. You'll have pored over her on The One Show. And you'll have taken our very good advice and watched the Imagine... documentary. Now, for the first time in 35 years, which is more than three decades, almost three and a half decades in fact, you can buy tickets for her in concert, both in London and in other parts of Her Majesty's United Kingdom, some of them in that legendary territory, 'Up North'.

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Nov 14, 2014

A gay saves the world! Hooray!

Some films feel a bit like homework, don't they? Something that you know you should do but it just doesn't make you really want to do it. The Imitation Game, about the life of gay code-breaker Alan Turing, seems like one of those. Except it's not. So there.

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Nov 14, 2014

Gay Bingo’s Back! In the Bush! There’s a pun there somewhere.

Hello Gay Bingo fans. Thought it'd finished, didn't you? You thought wrong. Well, you thought right, but those Gay Bingo dollies have decided to give it another shot, for one night only, and it's all in homo-age (see what we did there? No but really, see?) to Kate Bush. Hence the bush thing.

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Nov 14, 2014

Back by popular demand! No, really! Popular people have demanded it.

They did it last year, they'll do it again this year... the Pop-Up Gay Lounge, a place where homosexualists can get a proper cocktail - maybe a dirty martini, maybe a filthy one! - in beautiful surroundings, with nice furniture and the finest in slinky disco played at levels that you can actually hear yourself think over. What is this place, you ask? Pop-Up Gay Lounge at Eight Members Club in Bank on 6th December. We've already said that! Keep up!

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