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US: Mira Lehr – 50th anniversary of Earth Day – Online art initiative

US: Mira Lehr – 50th anniversary of Earth Day – Online art initiative

For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the artist, Mira Lehr, launches MiraVision, an online art initiative (see video below) to help people cope with social distancing. A year before the first Earth Day, she was chosen by the visionary, Buckminster Fuller, for his 1969 World Game project, to focus on Spaceship Earth. Now, a […]

Oscar Wilde – Bijou homes for Reading Gaol?

Oscar Wilde – Bijou homes for Reading Gaol?

Campaigners fear developers will carve bijou flats out of the British prison where playwright Oscar Wilde was jailed, […] after plans for an arts hub failed. HMP Reading, the forbidding Victorian prison that was ‘home’ to the Irish playwright from 1895 to 1897, closed in 2014, and has since hosted a raft of LGBT+ arts […]

Theatre Review: Killing Grandad

Theatre Review: Killing Grandad

Review By Frances Winston Killing Grandad The New Theatre, 43 East Essex Street, Dublin 2 7.30pm nightly until 14th March – €18 Unless you are a huge fan of Irish mythology, you may not have heard of Balor of the Evil Eye, and his grandson, Lugh, on whose story this play is based.

Out Now! Jan/Feb 2020 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Out Now! Jan/Feb 2020 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the January/ February 2020 issue of EILE Magazine! Weatherwise, it hasn’t turned out to be a great New Year, and the Coronavirus hasn’t helped, but when you see what EILE has in store for you, you’ll cheer up no end! Musicwise, we feature Nico Grund, Ventresca, Hawktail, and a Supergrass review by Frances […]

‘Kings who were queens’ – Britain’s hidden LGBT+ history

‘Kings who were queens’ – Britain’s hidden LGBT+ history

From ‘kings who were queens’ to lesbian lawmakers and reformist governments, Britain’s history is awash with LGBT+ characters – and tourists want to know about them. As Britain marks LGBT History Month, its parliament has increased the number of tours dedicated to the hidden history of LGBT lives, in response to unprecedented demand.

IDGTF: Season’s Greeting from the Gay Theatre Festival!

IDGTF: Season’s Greeting from the Gay Theatre Festival!

      The submissions for the 17th edition of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival are now all in! A total of 60 plays were submitted, with a record of 23 Irish plays – their highest number yet. The work for Artistic Director, Brian Merriman, can now begin; putting together the programme for the […]

UK: LGBT navy veteran to get medals back and apology

UK: LGBT navy veteran to get medals back and apology

A bisexual British veteran, who was kicked out of the navy because of his sexuality, is set to become the first of many to get his medals back, and an apology from the British military for the way he was treated. Joe Ousalice, 68, had served for almost 18 years as a radio operator, when […]