Patients will be able to speak to gender identity clinic over Skype in radical plan to meet demand

An NHS gender identity clinic for children and young people is experimenting with Skype appointments to help meet growing demand. The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), based in London and Leeds, is the only specialised service in the UK for children and young people up to 18 years old. In recent years the service has seen an “unprecedented increase” in its number of referrals. As a result, the average waiting time for an initial appointment currently stands at between 22 and 24 months. In an attempt to tackle these long waiting times, and to help families who face a lengthy … Continue reading Patients will be able to speak to gender identity clinic over Skype in radical plan to meet demand

September Program

Shakespeare a bit differently… At a basement. In Alexandra Palace… For the first time in the 150 year history of Alexandra Palace, its basements will be opened for a theatrical performance by immersive theatre mavericks, RIFT. RIFT have produced Shakespeare in usual locations for the last ten years, most notably; The Tempest over six months from an East London Shop, and Macbeth, overnight at the Balfron Tower in Poplar. These interpretations use formal experimentation to lay their plays bare and explore them from the inside out. Midsummer Night’s Dream is no different, RIFT utilise the cavernous atmosphere of the basement … Continue reading September Program

BFI London Film Festival – 2019

he 63rd BFI London Film Festival (LFF) in partnership with American Express announces its full programme today, presenting 229 feature films from some of the world’s greatest filmmakers and emerging talent.  For 12 days from 2-13 October 2019 the LFF will celebrate the diverse landscape of international cinema, showcasing films set to entertain and inspire, provoke debate and tackle the urgent issues of our time.  Amanda Nevill, CEO, BFI said: “At this moment when the UK is adapting and reshaping our place in the world, the BFI London Film Festival really underlines the soft power of the art of film … Continue reading BFI London Film Festival – 2019

Kiss My Gender Part 2

Transexual empire is one of the number of recent works by the artist that deal with conspiracy theories circulating on the internet. Mapping what the artist describes as ‘the productive chaos of contemporary identity politics’ Huxtable’s poster sized print offers a cacophony of slogans, symbols and paranoid arguments by ‘truthers, trolls, wiki warriors and bots’ each one vying for attention. Continue reading Kiss My Gender Part 2