This week on Radio DIVA: Angela Clerkin, Anna Larner and Michael Blyth

Plus win tickets to the BFI Flare special screening of A Fantastic Woman!



What a treat we have in store this week! Heather Peace and Rosie Wilby are joined in the studio by actor, writer and theatremaker Angela Clerkin.


Clerkin joins the Radio DIVA team ahead of her new show, The Secret Keeper at the Oval Theatre, Brixton, a political fairytale about secrecy, collusion and community responsibility – with songs, magpies and a “murderous gothic heart".


"I'm thrilled I'm going to be interviewed on Radio DIVA tomorrow talking about my show The Secret Keeper," Clerkin told DIVA earlier.


"I'm hoping Rosie and Heather are going to reveal their darkest secrets to me on air!"​



We also have the lovely Anna Larner author of Highland Fling, Hooper Street, and Girls Next Door. She’ll be chatting to us about her upcoming second novel as well as her forthcoming appearance at the DIVA Literary Festival this November.


Larner told DIVA: "I am thrilled to be a guest on Radio DIVA. I can't wait to chat about all things writing and to share my excitement about the upcoming DIVA Literary Festival!"


Michael Blyth, Film programmer for BFI London Film Festival, will also be in the studio chatting to us about LGBT highlights at the forthcoming festival. 


And of course, we’ll have our roving reporter Rachel Shelley and lovely lesbro, Jonathan Phang with the very latest in LGBT news!


Listen live to Radio DIVA at 6.30pm every Tuesday (on Resonance 104.4FM and DAB in London and online at or catch up anytime at


Fancy yourself as a bit of a film buff? We have five pairs of tickets for the the festival’s BFI Flare Special Presentation screening of A Fantastic Woman, "a transwoman’s quest for a little respect", this Friday.


BFI Flare celebrates LGBT filmmaking, to win a pair of tickets tweet @DIVAmagazine or send DIVA a Facebook message including the hashtag #AFantasticWoman and why you'd like to see the film in no more than 25 words.


This prize is valid for Friday 6 October 2017 at Odeon Leicester Square. Entries close Thursday 5pm. Prize is non-transferable.​ 


Only reading DIVA online? You're missing out. For more news, reviews and commentary, check out the latest issue. It's pretty badass, if we do say so ourselves. //


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