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Artists put on show to celebrate LGTB month

Artists are staging an exhibition in Chatham to raise awareness and challenge people's perceptions about Kent's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.

They are hoping it will build a bridge between the LGBT community and the public.

The display is at the Nucleus Arts Centre in Chatham.

Digital photographer, Stewart McCoombe and Beth James from the Kent and Medway LGBT Community Action Group, say Kent doesn't have the best reputation for supporting LGBT equality, so they hope this exhibition will challenge discrimination:


Hampshire film-maker wins Bafta

Daisy Jacobs from Gosport in Hampshire has won a Bafta for her animated film The Bigger Picture which she directed, wrote and animated.

The story documents the emotions felt by two brothers as they cope with the growing care needs of their elderly mother.

The film beat off 'Monkey Love Experiments' and 'My Dad' in the British Short Animation category.

Commemoration of historic meeting that changed music

In 1961 two teenage students bumped into each other at Dartford Railway Station - one carrying blues records, the other an electric guitar.

Their names: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. 50 years on, there was a plan to mark the occasion with a pair of statues on the platform.

Instead, today, a lower-budget commemoration of the historic meeting was unveiled. Andy Dickenson explains:

Headliners revealed for this year's Reading Festival

Excitement grows for this year's Reading Festival Credit: ITV news

The organisers of Reading Festival have revealed MUMFORD & SONS as main stage headliners this year

The British rock band last appeared at Reading in 2010. Festival boss Melvin Benn comments: “I’m delighted to have secured Mumford & Sons for Main Stage headliners this summer and can’t wait to see them return to the Festivals for their first UK performance in over two years. With today’s announcement of a further eight great acts joining the bill, the Reading & Leeds line-up is already shaping up to be one of the best ever and I’m looking forward to revealing the third headliner and even more great artists soon.”

Royal Blood, Bastille, Deadmau5, Revel Sound feat Chase & Status and Rage, David Rodigan and Shy FX, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, Pretty Vicious, Jack Garratt and Hannah Wants will also appear across the weekend!

Metallica has already been announced as a headliner in a UK Festival exclusive at Reading. The Festival takes place on August bank holiday

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