On EILE’s Saturday morning music slot, we are happy to feature UK singer-songwriter, Mark Handley, who has just re-released his Christmas satirical song, Christmas at Pound£land, whose message will resonate with many people at this time, not only across the UK, but also in Ireland because of the homeless situation.
“You know you’ve been Scrooged” sings Mark Handley here on what might well be his very own “Christmas Carol”… “it’s the birth of our Lord at the price you can afford”
Mark, who hails from Portsmouth, has an eclectic taste in music, which comes out in his own projects, from Rock to Reggae, Folk to Country and Blues etc., with acerbic lyrics in this case wrapped up in an addictive instrumental and chorus line, that will have you singing along by the second chorus. We like it, hope you do too!
(For another amusing song of Mark’s, with clever lyrics, Girlfriend Wanted gives another flavour of his songwriting, sounding perhaps like a cross between Chas & Dave and Nick Drake).
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BeLonG To recently welcomed international friends at their head office in Dublin. These young LGBTI+ activists were from the organisation, Zagreb Pride, based in Croatia.
Meetings like this highlight how, despite language barriers and borders, all are connected as members of the LGBTI+ community, and can support one another to feel equal, safe and valued.
With BeLonG To’s new digital project, they are connecting with, and offering support to, LGBTI+ youth whose first language is not English, thanks to the generous support of The Community Foundation for Ireland. Continue Reading »
It’s Christmas Party Time again for the inimitable Club Gass on Friday 14th December!
And being the generous Christmas elves they are, they have 2 great Facebook competitions, for Free Entry, Reserved Table, and a Bottle of Bubbly, for the winner and 2 friends.
And c’mere, there’s more! Club GASS will also make sure there are Free Shots and Santa Hats for the first 100 customers on entry, with Mr Bare Butler on hand giving them out.
Also decorating the night are the wonderful hostess, Kiki St Clair, and her fabulous friends, and the deftly dextrous DJ Ruth spinning the discs.
It’s all happening at the rambunctious Róisín Dubh in Dominick Street in Galway, Doors 11.30pm!
And just a reminder, Club Gass will be coming back on two dates in January, Saturday 5th and Friday 25th, so put those in your entertainment diary dahlings!
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The highlights of the week were Cork Frontrunners taking part in World AIDS Day run in Ballincollig – Image: Cork Gay Project
For the LGBT+ community in the Cork city area and surrounds, the Cork Gay Project has some great Upcoming Events, including a Drama Workshop, Consent Workshop and OUT For Dinner!
1) Cork Frontrunners:
If you are interested in running or getting involved with an LGBTQI+ running group meet them at the Hawthorn Bar at the Lough on Mondays at 7:30pm, and Saturdays at 11am.
2) Queer Vibes: Continue Reading »
Brazilian LGBT+ rights activists on Tuesday hailed Dutch retailer, C&A, for directing a new hiring campaign at under-represented minorities, including transgender people.
The company announced that it would be hiring for 5,000 temporary roles, at more than 270 stores across the country, and encouraged both transgender people and refugees to apply. Continue Reading »
Artist Charlotte Prodger poses after winning the 2018 Turner Prize at the Tate Britain December 4, 2018 – Image: REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
(Reuters) – Glasgow-based artist, Charlotte Prodger, won the 2018 Turner Prize on Tuesday, Britain’s prestigious contemporary art award, with an autobiographical film shot on a mobile phone.
For the first time, all four works shortlisted for the annual prize were films, organisers said, tackling “some of today’s most important issues, from queer identity, human-rights abuses and police brutality to post-colonial migration and the legacy of liberation movements”. Continue Reading »