Well, well, well… Terrence Higgins Trust are found to be the irritants behind the local (London, UK) censorship of the film Positive Hell. Read all about it here.
The Kindle version of the 16th Anniversary Edition of Positively False is on sale from today – search your local Amazon site. The paperback version is, unfortunately, not available in some territories (e.g. Canada), so you will have to use the next nearest site.
The launch event for the book and the UK premiere of Positive Hell is tomorrow (5 Feb) at London’s Frontline Club (13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ). [Google Street View] It is a short walk from Paddington rail/tube station, and opposite the main arch entrance of St. Mary’s Hospital (there may be a bus strike on this day, otherwise the bus stops for St. Mary’s Hospital land you almost directly at the venue).
There is still time to register for the event by contacting Joan Shenton via the contact button on this site.
The schedule for the evening is:
6:30pm: Drinks and canapés
7:00pm: Screening of Positive Hell (30 mins)
7:30pm: Panel discussion and book signing (although previously announced, DVD copies of Positive Hell will not be available to purchase but it will be available for download at a later date) [cash and card accepted]
The panel discussion will feature:
Joan Shenton – author and narrator
Dr. Christian Fiala – specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology
David Crowe – President of Rethinking AIDS
Dr Claus Koehnlein – specialist in internal medicine
Moderators are journalists Celia Farber and Neville Hodgkinson
On 31 January – 6 days before the dual-launch event in London – Positive Hell will be screened in New York, followed by a audience discussion co-led by How Positive Are You‘s Elizabeth Ely. Joan Shenton is anticipated to join in via Skype.
Location: Center for Remembering and Sharing, 123 4th Avenue, 2nd Floor (above Think Coffee, between 12th and 13th Streets), New York, USA.
This limited-seating event is invite-only. Refreshments will be available. Please email Elizabeth Ely to put your name down.
Venue: Palace The Congress, Marbella.
D1. Original title: Positive hell
Title in English: Positive hell
Country of production: UK
Director: Andi Reiss
Running time: 30 mins
For more information on Positive Hell, see here.
I won’t go quietly
6 women, one diagnosis – HIV-positive, yet healthy
A film by Anne Sono
Followed by a panel discussion with Anne Sono, Joan Shenton (award-winning journalist) and Mike Hersee, co-founder of HEAL London
Friday April 25th, 2014 at 6 pm SOAS, School for Oriental and African Studies, Khalili Lecture Theatre, lower ground floor of Main College Building Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG Entrance: £5, press free
Information and booking details here.