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BACK TO THE FUTURE

ACTRESS SOPHIE WARD TALKS ABOUT HER ROLE IN A NEW STAGE ADAPTATION OF BRAVE NEW WORLD

I meet Sophie Ward during a rehearsal break for the upcoming stage adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s portentous novel Brave New World. She is in dire need of milkshake, she says, ushering me out of the bustling Jerwood Space in the direction of gourmet hamburger (and milkshake, it turns out) joint, Byron.

Facing the future: Sophie Ward
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As we wander past bars and restaurants with midweek office-workers spilling onto the pavement, she enthuses infectiously about the play. I feel swept along; my brain is firing like a Catherine wheel so when we arrive at Byron and seat ourselves, we have covered Star Trek as well as art and literature during the economic downturn when Huxley wrote his dystopian novel in 1932.

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Our cover star, Hannah Hart, has over two million fans who log into her quirky YouTube cookery show and it’s not hard to see why. Funny, talented, stylishly androgynous (and let’s face it, it’s still rare to see a show fronted by a boyish girl) and big on smarts, Hannah is our kind of woman. In her interview with DIVA she also shows us other sides to the goofball host who counts Jamie Oliver as a fan. While we’re fangirling, it seems a good time to mention actress Sophie Ward who talks about her part in the stage adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel Brave New World. Elsewhere in this issue, we address racism in our LGBT communities and what we can all do to challenge and eradicate it. Our communities have a proud history of pulling together to support each other, whether that was lesbians and bi women supporting gay men during the AIDS crisis or gay and bi women challenging inequality in respect of class or disability, and we have a duty to work alongside queer people of colour who experience overt and covert racism daily. As we approach National Coming Out Day on 12 October, we present tips on how and when to let people know. Our wedding feature is chock full of suggestions for wedding and honeymoon venues and destinations, so whether you or someone you know is planning for their big day, we hope you’ll find it useful. Also in this issue: Queer baiting on TV Eurogames in Stockholm With same-sex marriage rights won, what's next for the USA? WEGAN tell us all about their new dating site, Find Femmes Amy Dillwyn: Victorian writer, industrialist and cigar smoker Scene: Brighton's Traumfrau And all the very best in life, scene, books, film, music and TV
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