Gay London Festival: Q and A with GFEST 2010 Performer Lorraine Bowen


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Well-known Cabaret star Lorraine Bowen will be presenting her performance at GFEST 2010 PerformancesCochrane Theatre, Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4AP. Box Office: 020 7269 1606
Thursday 18 Nov / 7.30PM

More info on: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/performance.php

FULL GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2010 programme on: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/

GFEST 2010 Q & A with Lorraine :

What are you doing right now?

Getting really excited about my fifth CD release.  Each CD normally takes about 4-5 years to complete. This one is Suburban Exotica and is a musical homage of new songs on the theme of the out-of-urban experience, living at the end of the line on the South Coast and enjoying charity shopping, steam fairs and the odd 80s revival punk festival.

How do you see your own work?

A  transangenital force of puddings, clean sheets and Julie Christie. In lay man’s terms that’s creating songs on specific themes and getting people to sing along and enjoy themselves.

How relevant is your work  today to be a part of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) or queer art work?

The Brighton Gay Mens Chorus voted me an honorary gay man in the last concert!  I was ever so thrilled!

Lorraine Bowen

How do you resource your practice?

Blimey – a few PRS royalties here and there, CD sales and itunes downloads – mainly from my Crumble Song translated into five different languages (the Indian one is the best) and of course my hit song, Julie Christie makes me go Misty, which was in a Canadian film exploring all kinds of sexualities and it’s done well all over the place so I get bits of money in from Northern Europe and Japan.. private parties, shows and festivals all over the place!  It’s rock and roll!  The worst dosh was £0.0007 from Spotify the other week!

How  do you publicise or market your work?

Phew!  It’s a minefield out there.  I do everything myself including ordering the pens to give out with every CD sold.

How would you like yourself to be known?

A transangenital force of crumble puddings, clean sheets and Julie Christie.

Thank you Lorraine and Best wishes from GFEST.

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Now in its fourth year, GFEST is supported by the Mayor of London, dignitaries, Ministers and MPs from all the leading parties, various London boroughs and Arts Council England.


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GFEST 2010  images on  http://www.flickr.com/photos/GFEST

GFEST 2010 Performers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest/sets/72157624995681186/

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More info on GFEST – Gaywise FESTival (GFEST for short) web:  http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/

GFEST Artistic Director: Niranjan Kamatkar

WISE THOUGHTS is an arts charity that organises GFEST – Gaywise FESTival  in venues across London.
GFEST web networks: http://www.wisethoughts.org http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk http://www.facebook.com/niranjan.kamatkar http://www.gaywisefestival.blogspot.com/ http://twitter.com/gfest http://gaywisefestival.wordpress.com/ http://www.yoursemotionally.com/ http://www.myspace.com/interviewwithapolitician http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest/ http://www.youtube.com/user/wisethoughts http://uk.linkedin.com/in/niranjankamatkar http://www.myspace.com/gaywisefestival

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