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National Theatre seeks trans and non-binary voices for choir

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The National Theatre of Scotland is looking for transgender and non-binary singers of all abilities to join the “Adam World Choir”. The Adam World Choir will be a global digital community choir, bringing together voices from trans and non-binary communities around the world to be an integral part of the new play, Adam. The theatre describes Adam as “a bold ...

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LGBTI awards nominees announced

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An equality and human rights advocacy group has announced the shortlisted nominees for its inaugural LGBTI awards event. The Equality Network established the Scottish LGBTI Awards to recognise and celebrate the campaigners, politicians, journalists, public bodies, businesses, community groups and individuals that have made a contribution towards securing greater equality in the past year. The event is being sponsored by ...

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A S.Q.I.F.F.ingly good film festival

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Despite last Saturday’s miserable weather, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival (S.Q.I.F.F.) was warmly welcomed by the audience that filled the Anatomy Lecture Theatre at Summerhall, in Edinburgh’s Southside. Festival hosts, filmmakers Fox Foster, Lucy Elliott-Holmes and Annabel Cooper, did a superb job of organising and running two vibrant and highly enlightening events. The first event was a basic and fun, ...

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The World According to Jo Clifford, Queen of Theatre, Part III

In the final part of the trilogy detailing the life and work of playwright and actor Jo Clifford, she gives tips to aspiring storytellers and explains her own working methods, views and philosophy, and she still finds time to gleefully explain her recent experience as the first openly transsexual female playwright for London’s West End, with her adaptation of Charles ...

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The World According to Jo Clifford, Queen of Theatre, Part II

In this the second instalment of KaleidoScots interview with Jo Clifford writer/star of critical Edinburgh Festival Fringe sensation, she explains her personal history, her inspirations, and also summarises what it means to be transsexual in today’s world. Where did your love of storytelling came from? The first thing I have a memory of when I was a boy, was a ...

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The World According to Jo Clifford, Queen of Theatre, Part I

When you first meet Jo Clifford, the thing that impresses you most about her is the mellifluous, gentle, soulful and often mischievous voice. Once you get to know her, you find it is not how she speaks that electrifies you, but what she says. Her words are always deeply considered, impassioned and thought provoking – and regularly playful This is ...

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