Launching its second season, Laughing Labia kicked off its opener in comedic style. This event is a platform for Women in Comedy and not just the usual suspects either. Also pleasing was the diverse and multicultural line up, which meant the five acts provided vastly different perspectives and comedy styles. The theme of the night was cultural differences and the humour that can be found in the space between two worlds.Read more
This year, Herts launched its first Pride event. In Cassiobury Park in Watford, the whole county came together for one of the best Pride events I have been to in a long time. The atmosphere was like a county fair, a gay county fair.
"Peace, love & respect..."
We set off for Manchester at 6.30am not knowing what to expect in the day ahead. We decided to drive because at late notice hotels were approximately £200 a night and train travel would have been £70 return (not bad) but the last train left Manchester before 9pm. So we drove, arrived in 4 hours and paid a mere £15 to park right in the city centre for the whole day.
Downstairs is where the magic happens. Arrive early for a chilled dance space with mood lighting. Again a great sized space with plenty of room to dance, with sofas dotted around for those who prefer to watch from the sidelines. Once it gets to after 10pm the dancefloor is transformed by low lighting and the dancing really kicks off.
Party tunes were the dancers' choice as they took to the floor (and the poles!) and each other to shake some booty, and this month we were not disappointed with special guest DJ Christina Novelli.
The flirting continued late into the night, creating a hot, friendly ambiance where no woman was left on her own (even if she arrived that way...)Read more
Lightning storms, long queues, sunshine, drinking, lesbians, the beach, camping, campfires, street parties, pimms, women's performance tent... hear all about Brighton Pride Planet London style in our new high tech-multimedia-vlog-type-thingRead more
With music playing to get our party started, we opened up at 1pm on Friday ready for business. By the end of the weekend, we'd met hundreds of lovely LFesters, hosted a breakfast, mingled, Jenga-ed, played drinking games with Jill Bennett and 150 women, MCed celesbian Twister (thanks Jill), seen music, comedy and arts events, bonded, snogged and cried at the thought of going home.Read more
With new organisers and a completely different approach to Pride, the March and the events put on for the community, there was a real opportunity to break away from Pride only being meaningful for a small section of the LGBT community.Read more
Dashed were my illusions of bunny tails on satin-skinned bottoms and Christina Hendricks, bare shouldered, and falling out of her wiggle dress for me.Read more
Blue Monday is an amazing live music event run for lesbian and bi women but welcoming to all who are like minded. For those who don't live in London or who are housebound (don't spread your winter bugs!) fear not as this truly amazing night is streamed live, you can even watch previous events at your own convenience. If you prefer the live atmosphere the night is free to enter and drinks are pretty reasonable too. Blue Monday is hosted by Miri Hersh. She has an amazing team behind her to pull off this modern music medley.Read more
Naomi popped along to check out Blush Bar's Pop Up cocktail night. Blush Bar transforms on a Thursday night and becomes Lez Lounge with the Cocktail Gardener. First impressions are a luxurious evening, and more than your average cocktail on offer.Read more
As an unconventional part of our honeymoon road trip we decided to attend Dinah Shore in Palm Springs. Unusual as couples can break up at Dinah Shore due to the fact there are soo many women of all ages ready for a good time and a lively party atmosphere.Read more
The portion sizes were perfect, on large plates. The generous meat came with three fresh seasonal veg as well as home made roast potatoes and my favourite part, 2 yorkshire puddings (both of which are available for seconds). The veg was cooked exactly to our taste, the meat tender and all served speedily despite much of it being cooked fresh to order.Read more