2011 started writing for art and culture magazine Beige. 2012 promoted to features editor. Latest issue relaunched and redesigned for 2014, with interviews by Amanda Lear, Anthony Price and Pam Hogg.
First as features editor. Interviews with Will Young, Holly Johnson, Patrick Wolf, David Bedella and Polly Perkins
Xmas 2012 featuring Ana Matronic interviewed by Bishi, Amanda Lapore and my provocative feature on Daddy culture.
Issue features Andrew Logan, Steve Strange and club legend Philip Salon interrogated and photographed by Boy George.
Having interviewed many performers for Beige, here are some favorite quotes. "She was tall, blonde and brilliant! Like a wonderful chrysanthemum" about Fenella's favorite actress Margaret Leighton. " He was very tricky. Lovely when he wanted to be, or horrible when he didn't" about her Carry on co-star Kenneth Williams.
“I started to go to gay clubs at that time with my hairdresser friend Philip. We went on bus to Preston and hung out with an assortment of rough rent boys from Leeds and mustachioed clones smelling of Eau Sauvage."
" Trannies are always channeling a femme energy which can be sexual. Drag, by comparison, is an entertainment using female impression and caricature without such a strong sexual allure".
“Acting was always in my blood. At 5 years old, in the school nativity, I played a cockerel announcing the arrival of angels to the shepherd. When the curtain went up, I was standing on one leg wearing an elaborate head dress and crowing for all I was worth, but with all the excitement and nerves, I am sad to say, I wet myself.”
Duovision's first exhibition, presented in Liverpool as part of the Homotopia Festival in 2012. Curated by James Lawler and myself and featuring vintage work by the artist, alongside new paintings and specifically created work.
Diana Dors in the 50's exhibition of orignal posters, photos and memoriabilia from the DD archive
Duovision's 2nd exhibition features the work of sculptor Andrew Logan. We created a red room of retrospection, in which we presented work relating to The Alternative Miss World.
1st Exhibition of Sheila Rock's portraits of the British Seaside
Having created titles for my own work, I occasionally suggest titles for other people's ventures. Bistroteque was a name suggested to proprietor David Waddington for his successful and influential restaurant.
This title was a last minute choice for writer Bob Stanley from many suggestions. Fortunately the publisher liked it too and his excellent and informative book was 2nd on the best sellers list during Xmas 2013
A name suggested to producer Lilla Hurst for her film financing company.
A title recently devised for a CD compilation by Saint Ettiene of sultry, sexy, female vocal, lounge-pop from the 1950's.