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Calling all Animators and Background Artists! Studio Ghibli Wants You!

Studio Ghibli’s fantasy aesthetic has inspired so many of the current generation of animators and background artists that it seems only appropriate that the iconic studio is actively seeking to recruit undiscovered artistic talent for Boro the Caterpillar, Hayao Miyazaki’s much-lauded return project that takes its full-length inspiration from a short film.

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Will and Grace Set to Return in New Series

SEEN is already mixing the martinis in anticipation of a show that, according to some, advanced LGBTQ+ acceptance into the mainstream, as no other. Yes, Will Grace, and Karen are back! Their fabulous trailer mercilessly mocks the whole concept of a ‘comeback’ with the show’s trademark sniping, undermining, play on words, ‘It means AirBoy-on-Boy!’ and even a barnstorming Broadway-style number.

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Anna Wintour Made a Dame

The effortlessly stylish editor of Vogue was created a Dame of the British Empire by her Majesty the Queen; a role she will no doubt make her own. Sporting a pink Chanel suit and her trademark bob for the ceremony, Wintour was made a Dame for her services to fashion and journalism, following in the footsteps of her father, who was a newspaper editor.

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Mixing One Million Gin & Tonics for World Malaria Day

SEEN has heard glorious news on the charitable front: to coincide with World Malaria Day on 25th April, Fever-Tree is aiming to mix 1 million G&Ts globally, committing to donate 20p from each drink to Malaria No More UK. Supported by limited edition collared bottles of Fever-Tree tonic water, which will be available throughout the month of April in selected retailers, the campaign is rooted in a shared desire to end malaria and will result in a guaranteed donation of £200,000 to the charity.

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LGBT Videos Restricted on Youtube

Despite the democratisation of the internet, lauded by many as a triumph for marginalised voices, YouTube seems very contrary in the taking down of LGBT content. YouTube is a platform where LGBTQ+ vloggers can connect with others all over the world, providing a much-needed forum of support and visibility, particularly for young people. However, it seems that YouTube filters out much of this content as it is deemed ‘unsuitable’ for families and children.

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Trainspotting’s Irvine Welsh to Co-write TV Series Ibiza87

It’s easy to forget that the thriving club and house scene of today had its beginnings in Ibiza acid house in 1987. Who better to give us their take on those times than former enfant terrible Irvine Welsh? He gave us the literary cultural icon of his novel, ‘Trainspotting’, later immortalised in film by Danny Boyle. He’ll be co-writing with ex-music journalist Danny Kavanagh.

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Fabric Puts Their Sound System on Ebay for a Good Cause

SEEN rejoiced when we heard that Fabric had been spared from permanent closure. In recognition of the effort that saw the clubbing community pulling together in support of the famous nightspot, Fabric are giving their fans a chance to own a bit of history by putting their sound system on eBay.

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Patti Smith in Terrence Malick’s Song to Song

SEEN is looking forward to seeing Patti Smith in Terrence Malick’s new film Song to Song. The Godmother of Punk will be joining other musicians Iggy Pop, Lykke Li, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Lips and Florence and the Machine in the film, set in the thriving alternative scene of Austin, Texas. Song to Song combines the reality of Smith, Pop et al with a fictional story involving Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender who play two couples essaying creativity, love and relationships.

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Beyoncé Launches 100 Days of Kindness in Support of LGBTQ Students

SEEN can only applaud the initiative by Beyoncé in which the singer launched 100 Days of Kindness in opposition to the discriminatory ‘Bathroom Bill’ – President Trump’s abandonment of protection of the right of transgender students to use the bathroom appropriate to their gender reassignment.