April 25, 2011
Joan Armatrading to marry girlfriend
Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading and her partner, artist Maggie Butler, are to have a civil partnership in May 2011.
Armatrading began her music career in the 1970s and quickly gained a strong lesbian following with singles ‘Drop the Pilot’ and ‘Love and Affection’.
She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards and two Brit awards, and she received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection in 1996.
Armatrading and Butler are to marry in Shetland on 2 May.
Pussy Riot video
Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were jailed for two years on 17 August 2012 for “hooliganism”. This video features their latest song and images of the band and their supporters. It was created by The Guardian.
August 17, 2012