Love is in the air
Stories from the land
PEOPLE: QUEEN & COUNTRY AND FURTHER AFIELD
The glorious Frampton Court in Gloucestershire was the backdrop for the nuptials between Robert and Nathan this summer. Q&C travel partner Further Afield meets them to find out about their big day.
Ready for summer
PEOPLE: QUEEN & COUNTRY AND AGRESPECT
Former farmer Gareth Barlow from North Yorkshire gave up the rural life to be a high flying broadcast journalist in London. But does he miss the country? Q&C learns more.
A serving of Alan
HEALTH AND FITNESS: GLENN MAINWARING
With summer in full swing, Q&C beefcake Glenn is back to whip us into shape ready for the holiday season. Read on for his lowdown on diets, clean-eating, healthy living and his beloved HIIT training with a special workout just for us.
FOOD & DRINK: ALAN ROSENTHAL
If you're hosting a pride soiree this summer, look no further than Alan Rosenthal's easy canapé recipe for Q&C, perfect for sating your guest's hunger during the boozy days and nights of summer.
Queens on tour
CULTURE: QUEEN & COUNTRY
Pride this year coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising which ushered in the LGBT rights movement. To celebrate, Q&C takes a look at Matthew Todd's new encyclopaedic book which documents seminal moments and key figures in the long fight for gay equality.
The best stately homes in Britain
CULTURE: JAMES WILKINSON
Britains inner drag will be unleashed this summer, thanks to Channel 4’s new series Drag SOS. Q&C find out more about the drag queens going on tour.
CULTURE: LUKE MARLOWE
Britain is renowned for its grand stately homes and the summer months are perfect for exploring these historic and romantic buildings. Q&C explores ten of the country’s best.
EVENTS: R K WILLIAMS
The Queer Spirit Festival is a unique gathering for the LGBTQ+ community to come together and explore the sacredness of life through ceremonial and magical practices. Queen and Country finds out more.
Top events for the country gent in 2019
FASHION: QUEEN & COUNTRY AND GIANCO HANDMADE
Victorian fem vibes clash with the masculine farmer archetype in Q&C’s style celebration of the gender neutrality movement. We got our hands on fashion designer Gianco Handmade’s new collection Nuda for our exclusive shoot down on the farm.
EVENTS: QUEEN & COUNTRY
Q&C have carefully selected the top events for the country gent to attend this year. From world class horse displays to the best Regatta in the land, you’ll be set for a summer filled with country pursuits and stylish encounters.
PEOPLE: QUEEN & COUNTRY
If you needed more reason for scenic woodland walks at this time of year, look no further. We wouldn’t mind crossing paths with buff Ben from Berkshire, a fitness model and entrepreneur who we’re happy to reveal as our first Q&C country hunk.
CULTURE: VELMA CELLI
What Velma Celli doesn’t know about musical theatre isn’t worth knowing. An award-winning international cabaret star, she’s appeared in the West End hits Cats, Fame, Chicago and Rent, and even EastEnders. Here she gives us a whistle-stop tour of the country’s finest theatres and what to see in 2019.
Come and meet Outdoor Lads
HEALTH& WELL-BEING: GLENN MAINWARING
Not happy with the bigger waistline since Christmas? Glenn Mainwaring is here to help us make a start in losing the pesky pounds and giving us a head-start on getting a leaner and fitter body for 2019.
EVENTS: QUEEN & COUNTRY AND OUT DOOR LADS
Q&C readers in London and surrounding areas who are keen to connect with new people and enjoy social pursuits and activities in the great British countryside are being invited to an Outdoor Lads event in Soho next month.
CULTURE: QUEEN & COUNTRY
Calling all country-loving gays, this year's Countryfile Live is one of the biggest and most popular events on the summer calendar. Taking place in the grounds of stunning Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire in August, the celebration of all things rural is set to be another huge success.