BFI Flare operates its festival under three strands; mind, body and heart. Each strand contains features and shorts.
In the Minds Shorts segment this year, is an insightful shorts section that features queer Asian experience and covers love, relationships and solidarity.
Another New Year is creeping up on us... so we let you know what is on... where will you be going?
Are you planning to go out in town, or having a house party? Perhaps your idea of a good New Year is to enjoy it at home with a meal and a drink.
For those of you who are planning on going out, we've collated the events that are being held this NYE. There is quite a selection available so hopefully something for everyone.
The LBQ community in London has experienced a great loss.
Maxine, who founded and ran the Meetup group London Lesbian Singles 30+, has sadly passed away.
This year Planet Nation is heading west to Bristol for Bristol Pride!
There have been so many new nights that are queer and women-friendly that we just had to check out what made this place so fabulously friendly for us women... so our road trip is on!
2017 is the year of lesbian theatre. In London alone this year there have been over 20 plays taking place across London and Brighton alone, including Her Aching Heart, The Elephant Girls and Joan. I’ve been reviewing lesbian-themed theatre now for around 6 years in the city and whilst most of it is fringe theatre in theatres above pubs; the quality is growing and growing and Rotterdam is certainly aiming for the top spot, and is absolutely worthy of its current home in The Arts Theatre.
Pride in London - that time of year where London is swamped with events and where suddenly the LGBT community is everywhere... thing is there isn't always that much for women. This article includes our top 4 choices, LBQ events for women and other unofficial events taking place.
Guiding us through the show are lovable characters Megan and Sophie, two seventeen year old girls who LOVE horror films. But the cabaret-cum-theatre show is less about their relationship to the films, and more about the relationship between the pair.
Planet Nation got to dig deep with actress and Diva award-winner Victoria Broom, who plays Fran in the hot new lesbian web series, Different for Girls. We talk to her about her character, playing blue aliens, love and more!
The definitive Sian Evans playlist as featured on Planet Nation, including her bigs hits with Kosheen together with her subsequent solo material so far. Thank you to MC Wild Kingdom for currating this playlist.
As one of the most eagerly anticipated offerings at the BFI Flare LGBT Film Festival 2017, I admit to jumping at the chance to review this new lesbilicious web series.
Like many, I’m tired of lesbian tropes in mainstream TV. And with the likes of Guinevere Turner (Go Fish) and Rachel Shelley (The L Word) among an impressive cast list, I’ve not wanted to see a show so much since OITNB.
This funding will allow the film to be made to the highest standard, so that it will be of good enough quality to enter International Film Festivals
People still think of engineering as a profession reserved only for white heterosexual men. But the industry is changing, with more women and people from ethnic minority backgrounds and the LGBT community all making a valuable contribution to the profession. InterEngineering has partnered with Mott MacDonald and the Royal Academy of Engineering to produce a series of videos profiling LGBT engineers talking openly about their experiences of the profession and sharing their personal stories. The aim is to show those thinking of becoming engineers that being LGBT is not a barrier to a happy and successful career.
The screening of Suited at Fringe! Film Festival was accompanied by The Drakes who helped seat everyone and had a discussion afterwards. Planeteer Petit Temps went along and reviewed it:
Evie and Carmen are at opposite ends of the crime world but a meeting in a sleazy bar brings them closer together than either of them ever imagined. For Evie this is a chance to get one over on the rich businesswoman but it soon turns into something much more.
The Princess Show is a show of acceptance, accepting yourself, and loving who you are without needing the approval of others, something that really rings true with me not just in my personal life as a lesbian woman, but in my professional career.