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September Newsletter

Welcome to VELVET-CLUB the club that enables members to connect with 10,000’s of lesbians around the world – at home, in the office, on their travels!!  Link up with new friends, increase your business contacts or find the perfect partner and much, much more!!

 
DJUNA BARNES : Lesbian Icon: Who? When? Where?

Djuna was born into an unconventional, sexually open family, to which she often made reference in her work. Her mother was an English woman Elizabeth Chappell, her father, Wald Barnes, an unsuccessful writer, dilettante artist and polygamist, whose wife, mistress and their children all lived in the same household, supported by his indulgent and equally free-thinking mother Zadel. Her childhood was greatly influenced by her grandmother, who was also a journalist.

Bertha Harris regarded Djuna Barnes's work as "practically the only available expression of lesbian culture we have in the modern western world" since Sappho and her greatest achievement was probably 'Nightwood' (1936)

Djuna was a member of the influential coterie of mostly lesbian women that included Natalie Barney and Janet Flanner....more...

Detailed biographies of world famous lesbians from the worlds of Art, Literature, Film/tv, Sport, Politics and Music … broaden your knowledge by clicking here!


 
THE DAILY VELVET : QUOTATIONS OF THE DAY

Annie LeibovitKeep up to date make the Daily Velvet your home page; World, UK, Lesbian/Gay and Velvet news, horoscopes, cartoon, quotes of the day, this day in history and much more… . 

Kate Clinton - I'm happy to say that I'm a lesbian in the world. I know there are people who don't want to be called women comedians, but I think it gives a path to the fact that we live in extremely patriarchal times.

Virginia Woolf - Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.

Ellen DeGeneres - In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better ...more...

 
THE LESBIAN EVENTS GUIDE - September 2017 - Whats On and Where

Gay Profiles, Gay PhotosThe Velvet-Club Lesbian Events Calendar tells you What’s On and Where to Go each month !!! – A monthly guide to lesbian social, sporting, networking and business events in the UK. Whether you're wanting to expand your social/business horizons or looking for love there's something to keep you entertained all year round: Will Young in Cabaret @ The New Wimbledon Theatre (UK Tour) ... Tom of Finland - Nationwide ... National Portrait Gallery: Speak Its Name - ‘I am the Love that dare not speak its name’ ... GaysTheWord Bookshop:Pride - The Inspiring True Story ...Tea With The Old Queen @ Kings Head Theatre ... I Loved Lucy @ The Arts Theatre ... Robots @ Science Museum, London ... Lady Day @ Emerson Bar & Grill - Delfont Mackintosh Production ... The Great Gatsby @The Arts Theatre ... Katy Brand: I Could've Been An Astronaut @ Soho Theatre ... Grayson Perry @ The Serpentine Gallery ... V&A Museum: Balenciaga – Shaping Fashion ... Holding The Man @ Above The Stag ... Tate Britain: Queer British Art 1861-1967... Albert Kennedy Trust; Skydive We Dare You – Through Out The Year, Nationwide ... Briefs:Close Encounters @ Southbank ... Hamlet @ Park Theatre ... Loot by Joe Orton @ Park Theatre ... Outlaws to In-laws @ The Kings Head Theatre ... Gypsy Queen @ Kings Head Theatre ... In Visible Ink Tracing LGBT+ Stories @ National Theatre ... Totnes Pride, Devon ... Herts Pride ... Reading Pride ... Leicester Pride ... LGBT Equality: Past, Present and Future with Ruth Hunt of Stonewall @ National Portrait Gallery ... Preston Pride ... THT Fundraiser: Thames Path Challenge ... Speak Its Name @ Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent by National Portrait Gallery... Stonewall Workshop - Creating LGBTQI acceptance in your community, Manchester ... Another Northern Man @ Hope Theatre :... Only in Brighton - Piers and Queers ... Stonewall Stand Up Sessions, London ... Brighton Gay Mens Chorus: New Members Evening ... Rev Richard Coles @ The Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival ... Cumbria Pride ... Stonewall Fundraiser: Brighton and Hove Triathlon 2017 ... Raindance Film Festival ... THT Fundraiser:Ben Nevis Challenge ... Stonewall Workplace Conference Manchester 2017... Lincoln Pride ... THT Fundraiser:Snowdon Trek ... THT Fundraiser:Scottish 10K ... THT Fundraiser:Scottish Half Marathon ... THT Fundraiser:BMW – Berlin Marathon ... London Gay Mens Chorus @ Lady Taverners 30th Anniversary Gala Concert ... Turkey @ Hope Theatre ... LGBT Britain on Film: Why Study Queer History? ... THT Fundraiser:London To Paris Cycle Ride ... Bolton Pride ... THT Fundraiser:Bear Grylls Survival Race ... LGBTQ Tours @ V&A Museum ... Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin @ The Other Palace ... Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro @ The Other Palace and much more

10,000’s of Velvet-Club members and their friends/ business contacts view the Events Guide and we are adding new lesbian events every day. For more details about the individual events either click on the event “Title” or on “More Info”. Enjoy!!!! ...more...

 
What is the Velvet-Club Business Directory?

Gay Horoscope by Russell Grant A stylish, easy to use, directory of gay owned or gay friendly businesses in the UK that are looking to provide their services/products to Velvet-Club members, subscribers, visitors and contacts. Create your business profile today ! Click here to view a Sample Business Directory Profile

We have started off with 15 categories: Art/Photography, Business, Fashion, Food & Drink, Grooming, Health, Home & Garden, Jobs, Jewellry/Silver/Antiques, Leisure, Money Matters, Pets, Shopping, Travel and Other. Plenty of room for expansion as we grow !! ...more...

 
VELVET JOBSEARCH – OVER 261 RECRUITMENT AGENCIES -15,999+ JOBS

Russel Grant - HoroscopeJob Search” is the UK’s first fully-comprehensive online gay-friendly JobSearch. Over 15,999+ exciting job opportunities from over 261 recruitment agencies that have registered to date.

All Gay-friendly recruiters and employers are invited to have “A Month’s Free Trial” to post unlimited job adverts. All job adverts are posted within 24 hours and will be displayed for 2 months, or less if we receive notification that the vacancy is filled.

1st Page Search Results Listings for Google, Yahoo and the other major Search Engines for search terms inc: "gay friendly employment, "gay jobs" and " gay recruiters". For “A Month’s Free Trial” just click on this link, and we will email you your access codes and then you can start posting your Jobs for FREE - TODAY !!!

Jobseekers can search using up to 7 search criteria including specific recruiter, industry sector, location, salary and keyword search or access our resource centre for more information on: gay business organisations & associations, career building tools, assessment quizzes and distance learning courses.

Our online “Job Search” facility has been created to help you find that perfect job!!! Good Luck.

 
An Assortment of Sensational eCards Created exclusively for you and FREE to send!
Whatever the occasion - Happy Birthday, Congratulations, Happy Anniversary, Get Well, I Miss You, We Are Having A Party, Wish You Were Here - we've got all sorts - from the elegant and stylish to the flirty and fun - FREE to send, So go ahead, let someone special know you are thinking about them today !! .We've got all sorts - from the elegant and stylish to the flirty and fruity. Click here for a direct link. Simple as that!

 
TRAVEL LOUNGE
Across the Hills and Over the Sea...

Planning your next trip ? Once all important decision has been made, make our Travel Lounge your first stop.. helpful information, including weather forecasts,  currency converter, phrase translator, list of international holidays and festivals and much much more. Looking for a new friend, or even a holiday romance at your destination? No need to wait until you arrive - get the holiday started early, make contact with Velvet members living where you are planning to travel to ...more...

 
RUSSELL GRANTS DAILY, WEEKLY AND MONTHLY HORROSCOPES
Russel Grant - Horoscope

See what Summer 2017 has in store for you!!! – click here to read your Daily, Weekly and Monthly horoscopes on Velvet-Club.

Russell's rise to fame has been meteoric. Dubbed “Astrologer Royal” by the media, he has syndicated his Stars column to 450+ newspapers world-wide and Russell's Stars have also become a huge hit across the Internet with Britons and Americans alike flocking to read his stars. His best-selling books include: Russell Grant's Sun Signs, Russell Grant's Dream Dictionary, Russell Grant's Astro Tarot Pack and Russell Grant's Book of Birthdays. Russell's latest book 'You Can Change Your Life' published by Random House is already scaling the Best Sellers List. ..more..

 
SEARCH BY MAIN PHOTOGRAPH - Your Photograph Is 1,000 Words
 

Lesbian Profiles, Lesbian PhotosAll Member Profile Searches give top listing to Member Profiles that include a main photograph. Photographs that are 400x400 pixels or 64 kb can be accommodated. Should you wish to have a modesty flash across your face for privacy then please email your photograph with your Screen Name to photos@velvet-club.com and we will do this for you. Photographs will maximise your chances to connect with other members.  Please note that Gallery Search is a search by main photograph only, so if you do not upload a photograph you will not be able to be included.

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