Film review: Broken
On the edge of adolescence, Skunk lives with her brother, solicitor father and live-in au pair. She already has some sense of how painful the world can be after her mother left the home several years earlier. Her world view is further tested when she witnesses one of her neighbours, the more working-class Mr Oswald, violently assault Rick Buckely – the young man with learning difficulties who lives opposite her housewith his over-protective, conservative parents.
Review: Dorian Wood – Rattle Rattle
Dorian Wood is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter who – quite frankly – deserves much wider recognition.Looking like the bastard-love child of Tom Waits, Scott Walker and a Marc and the Mambas-era Marc Almond, he first picked up a cult following with 2007’s self-released album, Bolka – an intoxicating and accomplished collection that combined everything from demented and soulful honkytonk to Bulgarian choral music.
Growing gonorrhoea threat
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced the launch of its first Gonorrhoea Resistance Action Plan (GRASP) for England and Wales, recommending a heightened national response to combat the threat posed by this sexually transmitted disease.
Over the last decade, gonorrhoea has become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, and a lack of new therapeutic options means that untreatable forms of the disease are now a real possibility.
Gonorrhoea is the second most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) in England, and over a third of cases were in men who have sex with men.
Brighton gets saucy
Sauce FM is a new LGBT radio station from Brighton aimed at southern England. Its creators say that the idea behind the station is to promote the Brighton gay scene and the diverse DJ talent on both the London and Brighton scene. Presenters with regular shows include Simon Le Vans, Jimmy Willis, Paul Jones and Dulcie Danger, among many others.
New gay festival for London
London club promotion team Orange Nation have announced the arrival of a major, new gay festival for the capital. In conjunction with events organisers Saturn Star, Orange Nation will be hosting ‘As One In The Park 2013’ on Bank Holiday Sunday 26 May.
Pride in London theme announced
The organisers of Pride in London – the festival replacing the former Pride London – have announced that the theme for this year’s event will be ‘Love (and Marriage)’. The theme has been chosen to reflect the expected passage of equal marriage legislation this summer. Organisers have also announced that the parade – which is set to take place on Saturday 29 June 2013 will showcase community groups in chronological order of their founding.