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Alan Samons Asian Art

Alan Samons is one of very few South African dealers in antique and vintage Japanese art – scroll paintings, kimono and obi, ceramics and chawan tea bowls. Fully archival remounting of kakejiku scroll paintings on rigid supports for ease of display in Western interiors. This highly specialised service is unique in South Africa.

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LGBT+ activists and nationalists face off

Gay rights are increasingly under threat in Poland, endorsed by the government. Far-right nationalists arranged a “stop aggression by LGBT” rally in Warsaw, prompting supporters of the LGBT+ community to confront them.

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Are Queer Kiwis Still Flying The Coop?

For decades the bright lights of Australia have beckoned kiwis to cross the Tasman and start a new life in the Southern Hemisphere’s gay Mecca. But as Aotearoa evolves has the allure of the sunburnt land started to peel? Steven Oates talks to both Kiwi and Aussie ditch hoppers to see if the other grass is really greener.

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Years & Years Palo Santo album review

Right before their single “King” blew up on the UK charts, an Independent review of a Years & Years gig at Heaven in 2015 suggested the band appeared to have little ambition beyond regular plays on Radio 1.

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