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IRIS PRIZE FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT | PHOTOGRAPHY

IRIS PRIZE FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT | PHOTOGRAPHY

Buzz attended the opening night launch of the 11th Iris Prize Festival at Cineworld followed by a party at Park Inn Hotel. photos MORGAN DEVINE

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BERWYN ROWLANDS | INTERVIEW

BERWYN ROWLANDS | INTERVIEW

Berwyn Rowlands, Director of the Iris Prize, speaks with Luke Owain Boult about the plans and highlights at this year’s LGBT film festival. What’s your role at the Iris Prize? My official title is Festival Director but over the past two years I’ve also been called the Managing Director as this title better reflects the […]

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CHRISTOPHER SCHAAP | FILM INTERVIEW

CHRISTOPHER SCHAAP | FILM INTERVIEW

Filmmaker and actor Christopher Schaap of Prom King, 2010 chats with Suryatapa Mukherjee about black and white romance films and being a prom king. I read about the idea for the movie coming from you scribbling the title on a wall. Yeah – so, I was in Prague. I was studying there. That’s actually where […]

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GOD’S OWN COUNTRY | FILM PREVIEW

GOD’S OWN COUNTRY | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Francis Lee (15 104 mins) A Yorkshire-set love story suffused with lyricism and an absorbing performance from Josh O’Connor. O’Connor plays a farmer’s son, bleakly wandering through the mundanity and brutality of life. His life consists of work, drinking and meaningless sexual encounters. His softness is only glimpsed when left alone with the […]

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QUEENS OF COMEDY | STAGE PREVIEW

QUEENS OF COMEDY | STAGE PREVIEW

St David’s Hall, Cardiff Fri 1 Sept The ever-growing popularity of the TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race has brought many past contestants and winners to Cardiff, and a chance to catch a whole bunch of them in one show is an opportunity no die-hard fan could afford to miss. The ensemble shows previously seen in Cardiff […]

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PRIDE CYMRU’S BIG WEEKEND | FEATURE

PRIDE CYMRU’S BIG WEEKEND | FEATURE

Joe Prescott looks into the mammoth events planned this year in Cardiff for the Pride Cymru demonstrations.   Pride Cymru is coming back in a big way this year. We’re getting two for one this year, yes good people, two for one! The Pride Cymru promoters have resurrected a seemingly lost favourite of Cardiff festival […]

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LUCY FUR – 101 LOOKS: MY BIG FAT SUMMER OF DRAG | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

LUCY FUR – 101 LOOKS: MY BIG FAT SUMMER OF DRAG | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

Lucy Fur – one of the Dianas of the drag collective the International League of Dianas, co-host of Hey Mary, and general shouty Welsh drag artist – has recently been working on 101 Looks: My Big Fat Summer of Drag. Putting the artist in drag artist. Taking inspiration from television shows, films, people in the […]

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MARY’S PICTURE HOUSE | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

MARY’S PICTURE HOUSE | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

Cinemas serve alcohol these days so why shouldn’t bars show films, even better when it’s for charity! Mary’s – on Cardiff’s St Mary’s Street – has just launched Mary’s Picture House, where they will be showing LGBT+ themed classic movies. Their first showing was the 1990 documentary – and essential viewing for anyone who considers themselves a fan […]

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MEET THE QUEENS OF CARDIFF PART 3 | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

MEET THE QUEENS OF CARDIFF PART 3 | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

Following on from the first and second part in the series, Chris Williams speaks with more of Cardiff’s drag queens. What about female drag queens? We’re not talking about female cross-dressing here – that’s drag kings. Female drag queens have been around for a long time – but they are only becoming widely known about now. Known as […]

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MEET THE QUEENS OF CARDIFF PART 2 | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

MEET THE QUEENS OF CARDIFF PART 2 | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

Following on from the first part in the series, Chris Williams speaks with the Cardiff drag queens who make up the Drag group the International League of Dianas; they also host Hey Mary, an alternative and queer/inclusive club night. Lucy Fur, 24 How long have you been doing drag? About four years, but only properly for about two and […]