BLUE NOW : A film by Derek Jarman, performed live

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  BLUE was Derek Jarman’s final film. Completed in May 1993, just months before his death, it is his testament. For 74 minutes, an unchanging screen of celestial blue is accompanied by voices that deliver a collage of fragments from Jarman’s diary, describing the gradual onset of blindness as he battles with HIV. As his … Continue reading

Derek Jarman ‘PROTEST” a major retrospective of the legendary queer artist @Manchester Art Gallery

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It is so heartwarming to see all the attention still given to celebrate the life and work of the celebrated queer activist, filmmaker, and artist DEREK JARMAN who died of AIDS in 1994.  Earlier this month Queerguru’s Ris Fatah gave a ☆☆☆☆☆ review to MARK FARRELLYs tour-de-force performance in his one-man play JARMAN. We also … Continue reading

Mark Farrelly performs JARMAN his one play about the British iconic queer filmmaker and activist

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  The British writer/actor Mark Farrelly has established his considerable reputation of telling the stories of iconic queer figures.  First Naked Hope, his one-man play about the legendary Quentin Crisp the flamboyant English writer, humorist, actor, life-class model, and at one-time rent boy. Crisp was a great self-publicist who gave outrageous interviews about his unusual life … Continue reading

Queerguru checks out The ANDREW LOGAN MUSEUM OF SCULPTURE : unquestionably one of the best queer museums in the world

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  If you are put off from visiting museums because they are cold and forbidden and seem hell-bent on boring non-intellectuals to tears,  then it’s way past time that you visited The Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture.  It’s not only the first museum in Europe dedicated to a living artist but Logan is also considered a … Continue reading

#SaveProspectCottage : supporting the Campaign to save DEREK JARMEN’s Home

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  The late great Derek Jarman who died in 1994 aged just 52 was so much more than a queer auteur.  This remarkable Brit was a gay rights activist stage designer, diarist, artist,  author. and gardener. His enormous legacy is not just his ground-breaking films such as Sebastiane  Jubilee  The Tempest  Caravaggio Edward II and Blue  but … Continue reading

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