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Polari : queer language and literary salon

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  There are some parts of the English language that the Brits have always kept for themselves.  Like ‘Polari’ for example. In the 19th century it was used as the version of everyday language used in London fish markets, the theatre, fairgrounds, and circuses, hence the many borrowings from ‘travelers’ and Romanies. Then in the … Continue reading



POLARI : the UK’s award winning queer literary Salon goes to Manchester

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Polari is an Award-winning LGBTQ+ literary salon, in London established in 2007 by author Paul Burston, with guest writers and performers. It won ‘LGBT Cultural Event of the Year’ in the Co-op Respect ‘Loved By You’ Awards 2013 and a Golden Kitty Award from Lesbian Lounge.   Described by The Huffington Post as “the most … Continue reading



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