The making of Me – Channel 4

Channel 4’s trans documentary The Making of Me praised as ‘beautiful’

Channel 4 documentary The Making of Me, which followed nine people as they transition, has been commended for how it portrays transgender people.

The first episode of the three-part show was aired last Monday night (February 11), showing how Jackie, Cairo and Vicky and their loved ones have coped with them transitioning over the course of three years.  This can be watched on Catchup.

It prompted an outpouring of gratitude from viewers.

Fans praise Channel 4 for The Making of Me. Despite the programme sparking outrage and offensive comments from some on Twitter, the majority of the reaction has been positive.

Many were simply delighted that Channel 4 had shown the journeys of trans people along with their friends and families.


Hairspray The Musical is a feel-good comedy and winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, as well as four Laurence Olivier Awards.

With memorable songs such as Good Morning, Baltimore and You Can’t Stop The Beat, the show is a family-friendly, fun musical.  Its timeless message that everyone should be treated equally regardless of social, cultural and physical differences is as relevant today as it was in the sixties. Perfect for an Easter holiday treat, Echo Youth Theatre, the company that brought you the regional premier of A Little Princess and a critically-acclaimed version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, are pleased to present this production of Hairspray, featuring some of Norfolk’s best young talent.

Are you interested?

The performances take place at Open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday matinee and evening of 18,19 and 20th April respectively.  Door open 30 minutes before the show starts.  All tickets are unreserved.  Ticket price is £15.

A planned Oasis event will take place on Friday 19th April.  The plan is to have a meal beforehand around 5pm.  Performances begins at 7.30pm.  You will need to purchase your ticket, but I will need to know number for the meal.

If your interested please complete the on-line form below.


The roaring 20’s @ Oasis

Was I just dreaming of did I hear the music of Irvin Berlin, Jerome Kern and Lew Brown coming from the hall as I drew up for the first Oasis meeting of the New Year.  It’s was themed as “ Between the Wars” and there was to be a best dressed competition. This evening I was all by myself. That’s why I was late getting there, as for the first time for a long time I could spend time getting ready and arriving when I wanted!

As I stepped out the car I felt five foot two, eyes of blue, and ready to Charleston.

I wasn’t disappointed as I made my grand entrance, I was transformed back in time to the 1920’s , with flappers everywhere. Did I stand a chance of winning or was I going to be, like so many Oasis’s before, nobody’s sweetheart.

Numbers were down slightly, but there was a good spread of food and the hall was warm and inviting and it was good to be all together again.

Seven of us took part in the best dressed parade, with Davina, who had provided the music for the evening, snatching the first prize and Claire coming second.

To my surprise, I had made the third place and at last it was happy days are here again for me.

All that was left was to say my good-byes to everyone, button up your overcoat, defrost the car and return the present day and reality!

I’m already looking forward to the February meeting, themed as Far Eastern, I’m setting my sights on first place in the best dressed competition as Rickshaw Girl!

Oh. by the way, for the experts that read these posts, did you spot those 7 well known music classics of the 1920’s in my rambling this month?