Posts Tagged ‘Glasgow’

Prisoners open up as Glasgow rapper throws a light on domestic abuse – The Times

In Arts, Crime, Music Reviews, Newspaper Contributions on February 8, 2016 at 11:28 am

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Syrian refugee finds peace in Scotland after years in camp – The Times

In Europe, Newspaper Contributions, Terror on November 25, 2015 at 6:23 pm

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Safety zones for students – The Times

In Crime, Education, Newspaper Contributions on October 21, 2015 at 8:55 am

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George Square rescuers are honoured – The Times

In Disaster, Newspaper Contributions on October 8, 2015 at 8:24 am


Rejected asylum seeker raped teenager at party – The Times

In Crime, Newspaper Contributions on September 22, 2015 at 9:07 am


Fans chant Murray to victory in first day of the Davis Cup – The Times

In Newspaper Contributions, Sport on September 20, 2015 at 9:12 am

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Three Banksys left to fade in city club – The Times

In Arts, Newspaper Contributions on September 18, 2015 at 4:54 pm


Bin lorries cost councils £22m for road accidents – The Times

In Newspaper Contributions, Social Affairs on December 26, 2014 at 10:06 am

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Review: Jackie Kay, Young Enigma and guests @ Queer Contact 2014 – Mancunian Matters

In Leeds and Manchester Local News Contributions, Literature Reviews, Poetry Reviews, Queer on February 15, 2014 at 11:09 am


“You have a girlfriend? Oh, so you mean you are lesbian? Okay, so who is the man when you make sex?

“His eyes have faded to a sleazy shimmer as my Nigerian priest father imagines a forbidden fantasy playing out before him – I have always wondered who the man is when lesbians make sex…”

Thus spoke the enigmatic Jackie Kay when recounting her first meeting with her long-lost father after tracing him to holy African soil.

Her adoptive mother was a Glaswegian communist. Her biological father considered her a sin from a previous life, best forgotten.

Contact Theatre rounded off its Queer Contact 2014 festival in celebration of LGBT History Month with an evening of spoken word poetry performances based on the theme of identity.

Young LGBT writers collective Young Enigma curated the show headlined by the award-winning Jackie Kay, Patience Agbabi and Gerry Potter who turned the spoken word into outspoken words.

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