Has Crossrail caused gentrification in London’s LGBT Soho?

Soho Street

Gentrification has caused London’s LGBT Soho to lose its diversity and sense of community.

Gone are the niche sex shops, forgotten are the small book stores and the independent businesses are facing being wiped away completely. Gentrification is white-washing the rich and diverse culture that Soho is so well known for. The vibrant colours of Soho, the metaphorical bubble for the LGBT community to feel safe holding hands down the street – it is being eradicated one building at a time.

We can narrow it down to two causes: the Crossrail project and a shift in social habits.

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Viva Four-Ever: Spice Girls to announce reunion tour

Spice Girls in 1996

The Spice Girls are set to officially reveal details for their reunion tour later on Monday.

The girl-group are set to reunite for their first tour in 10 years – this time without Victoria Beckham. Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Horner (née Halliwell) and Emma Bunton will take part in the reunion tour, due to happen Summer 2019.

Bunton said on her Heart Radio breakfast show on Monday morning that the group will put details on their new social media account @SpiceGirls at 15:00 GMT.

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Tel Aviv announced as Eurovision 2019 host city

Eurovision Song Contest 2019 logo

The 64th Eurovision Song Contest will be taking place at the Expo Tel Aviv in Israel during May 2019.

The decision was made by the Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group after Israeli public broadcaster KAN were asked to present at least two potential candidate cities, with the final two candidates being Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

In addition to the location announcement, the dates for the 2019 contest have also been revealed. The Semi-Finals will take place on the Tuesday 14th and and Thursday 16th of May and the Grand Final taking place on Saturday 18th May 2019.

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Eurovision 2018 acts to look out for!

Eurovision logo 2/13

Every year Eurovision is a jamboree of musical genres from pop to heavy metal (I mean – Lordi, right?) with this years Eurovision looking to be no different we’ve rounded up our the strongest contenders to win this years competition.  


France’s entry to this years Eurovision is the epitome of French culture, the relaxing melody of a song about the refugee crisis and self-identity spoken entirely in French. France automatically qualify for the final of Eurovision but are still one to watch!

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PINK SPACE Heads to Eurovision 2018

PINK SPACE London is heading to the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal to report on the competition, culture and conversation.

The Eurovision song Contest 2017 took place in Kiev, Ukraine with 42 participating counties. The competition was eventually won by Portugal, resulting in this years competition, the 63rd edition, being held in Lisbon. 

Delving right into the heart of the Eurovision culture, PINK SPACE London will endeavour to bring you the gossip, the atmosphere and the latest news from the entirety of the competition (2 semi-finals and the final).

The official rundown for the Eurovision schedule is as follows:

Semi-final 1: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Semi-final 2: Thursday 10th May 2018
Jury vote Final: Friday 11th May 2018 (not broadcast)
Grand Final: Saturday 12th May 2018

All of this years 43 Eurovision Song Contest performances will take place at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, with the impressive stage having taken over a month to construct. 


LGBT Interview: Laganja Estranja

Laganja Estranja in London

The winter period is never a quiet one for drag queens – perhaps that’s when they are at their busiest with Christmas tours and cabaret shows weekly, there is never a dull moment.

However, life for stars of hit US reality TV show ‘Rupaul’s Drag Race‘ are busy year. Writing on behalf of BOYBLUE Magazine, we had the opportunity to sit down with one of the stars of season 6, Laganja Estranja (Jay Jackson) and talk about her busy November schedule, life on the road and future plans.

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The Big Bingo Show: Royal Vauxhall Tavern Review

Royal Vauxhall Tavern Drag Bingo Show

Mad, eccentric and spontaneous – three words I would use to describe ‘The Big Bingo Show’ at London’s Royal Vauxhall Tavern. 

When I uttered the words “bingo” to my flatmates, their initial response to me was that of confusion – why would someone aged 20 willingly go to bingo? Little did they know that this wasn’t your average game nor did it have your average host. Timberlina is the heart of the game – with quick whit and sudden musical break-out moments, this drag-lady provides the audience with no opportunity to fall asleep during number-calling. 

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