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Film Review & Trailer: Abominable

Frances Winston reviews this latest animation from the Dreamworks team

Directed by: Jill Culton – Starring the voices of: Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tsai Chin, Michelle Wong

It’s not every day you meet a young Yeti on the roof of your apartment building, but that’s just what happens to Yi (Bennet) in this animated adventure.

Scared and alone, the creature is obviously distressed, so Yi, who is still mourning her father’s death, and her friends, Jin (Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Tsai) resolve to reunite him with his family. Continue Reading »

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Club GASS – Saturday 19th October!

Another great Club GASS night coming up in Galway!

With all your favourites to entertain you on the night.

Your hostess with the mostest is the lovely Miss Kiki St Clair, and her gaggle of Galway girls are right behind her, with that doyenne of disc-ness, DJ Ruth spinning the discs and pushing the buttons.

It’s all happening at the Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, Galway, Saturday 19th October, at 11.30pm.

So get yourselves down there and have a great time – you’ll be glad you did!

 

You can catch up with all the Club GASS shenanigans (nice ones!) at:

www.facebook.com/clubgass/

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US: Eco-Feminist’s 60th Anniversary of Art-making

 Mira Lehr: A Walk In The Garden 

Art Exhibition October 15 – February 3, 2020

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU headlines Art Basel season with Mira Lehr: A Walk in the Garden, featuring all new work created by the nationally renowned eco-feminist artist.

Celebrating her sixth decade as a pioneering artist on Miami Beach, the exhibition features ten monumental new paintings, and 180 aerial sculptures that descend from the ceiling of the museum’s main sanctuary.

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Dublin Festival of History explores untold LGBT+ stories

Dublin Festival of History to explore untold stories from LGBT+ Communities

Drawing on histories that were previously swept under the carpet, the Dublin Festival of History will celebrate the lesser-known stories of the city’s LGBT+ communities as part of this year’s varied programme of events.

The Festival will see over 150 walks, tours, exhibitions, and talks, taking place across Dublin City between 1st and 20th October, all of which are free to attend.

Queer History Tour of Kilmainham Gaol takes place at Kilmainham Gaol Saturday, 12th October at 10am. This tour will focus on the lives of LGBT prisoners associated with Kilmainham Gaol. It will also explore the use of the Gaol as a place of punishment for those convicted of [what were then regarded as] homosexual crimes, in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

This year’s Festival includes walking tours and exhibitions, on everything from food to music and science, and the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings.

The full programme can be found at www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie

Dublin Festival of History is brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Public Libraries.

Further information on the festival can be found on:

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BeLonG To: 24/7 Text Support for LGBTI+ Youth

Growing up can be tough, and being LGBTI+ can bring more challenges. Taking the brave step of opening up to someone about your worries and fears, no matter how big or small, is worth it. 

24/7 ANONYMOUS TEXT SUPPORT

If you need support at any time of crisis, you can chat in confidence, 24/7, with a trained crisis volunteer by text. 

Connect with a trained volunteer, who will listen to you and help you move towards feeling better. Here’s how the support service works: Continue Reading »

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Wildcard Distribution acquires Gibney’s latest documentary ‘Citizen K’

Wildcard Distribution has acquired the rights for Academy Award-winning writer/director, Alex Gibney’s documentary, CITIZEN K, from Kew Media. 

Wildcard, which handled the theatrical release of Gibney’s No Stone Unturned last year, will release the critically acclaimed film in Irish and UK cinemas in December.

CITIZEN K, which premiered at the recent Venice Film Festival, is an intimate yet sweeping look at post-Soviet Russia from the perspective of the enigmatic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oligarch turned political dissident. Continue Reading »

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Tokyo: Inclusion, respect at the LGBT+ rugby tournament

Dogs in Japanese rugby shirts. Tokyo, Japan – September 19, 2019 – Image: REUTERS/Matthew Childs

(Reuters) – Apart from the rainbow-coloured socks and pride flag flying next to the pitch, it looked like any other rugby match, with players smashing into rucks, spinning passes wide and leaping at line-outs.

And for the teams taking part in Saturday’s International Gay Rugby (IGR) event in Tokyo, that is just they way they wanted it.

The first match of the IGR’s International Inclusive Challenge Weekend saw World Barbarians RFC take on the Beijing Devils, with the game played less than 40 kilometres from where England beat Argentina at Tokyo Stadium, in the Rugby World Cup. Continue Reading »