This week on Radio DIVA: Stella Duffy, Jordan Gray, Nicole Faraday and Naomi Paxton
Plus The L Word's Rachel Shelley and the latest LGBT news with "lesbro" Jonathan Phang
Clockwise from top left: Stella Duffy, Jordan Gray, Naomi Paxton and Nicole Faraday
What a jam packed show we have for you on Radio DIVA this week...
First up in the studio, Rosie and Heather chat to writer and performer Stella Duffy about her live improvised show Learning To Swim In The Abyss, an improvised solo show about life and death, grief and joy, and "making some sense of the space in between".
Showing at Omnibus Theatre in Clapham as part of this month's 96 Festival, Stella will be letting Radio DIVA listeners in on what to expect (or not expect) from the "very live" solo show.
🏳️🌈 Happy LGBTQ+ History Month! 🏳️🌈 Today marks the opening of #96Festival, a month-long celebration of groundbreaking theatre and music by #LGBTQ+ artists at @Omnibus_Theatre, Clapham.— Omnibus Theatre (@Omnibus_Theatre) February 1, 2018
🧡💛💚💙❤️💖💜 Snatch your ticket now £6-15 🎟️👇 https://t.co/3IeABdlc8X pic.twitter.com/ROukRB8Rd8
Jordan Gray, English-born comedienne, recording artist, radio host, actress, author, activist and... Pokémon Master (phew!) will also be in the studio. Finding fame on BBC 1’s The Voice in 2016 (#TeamPaloma), Jordan will be speaking to Rosie and Heather about her new column in DIVA Magazine.
On top of that, actress and singer Nicole Faraday - who played prison inmate Snowball Merriman in the television series Bad Girls - will be telling the Radio DIVA team all about her new feature premiering at Cannes, and performer Naomi Paxton will be giving the lowdown on her comedy character, Ada Campe, with whom she's just won a New Act of The Year (NATYS) award. (Congratulations Naomi!)
"I'm really looking forward to coming on Radio DIVA again", Nicole told the Radio DIVA team.
"I'll be chatting about my film work including my new feature premiering at Cannes Film Festival, my appearance at the inaugural Ella Winter Ski Festival exclusively for lesbian, bi and trans women in Davos next month, as well as some exciting work plans for the summer."
And of course, roving reporter Rachel Shelley will be back with a special report and the ever fabulous, Radio DIVA "lesbro" Jonathan Phang will be back with the latest LGBT headlines from OutNews Global. Make sure you tune in and join the conversation by tweeting @RadioDIVA104_4 🎙️
While you’re here…
Resonance FM, host to Radio DIVA, celebrates its sixteenth anniversary this year, and with it, the team hope to consolidate, refine and grow as an organisation. To be able to do that, they urgently need to relocate studios and broadcasting gear, as the current site is being redeveloped - at considerable cost - hence a fundraising target of £100,000.
Visit our on-line auction - dozens of amazing items and experiences are up for grabs for the next ten days: https://t.co/jxyiFUQ1Tc With live fundraising events https://t.co/gNZafTP8Jq all next week across London!— Resonance FM (@ResonanceFM) February 2, 2018
The move will also allow Resonance FM to expand their facilities and become a central hub for expressive and discursive mass communication.
"We want to make this fascinating and successful experiment a sustainable, on-going concern - one which grows in proportion to its seemingly unlimited potential", the Resonance team told DIVA.
"And we want to build a vital legacy which informs, entertains, inspires and encourages more people of all backgrounds and ages to create, experience and enjoy the best possible radio."
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