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Fabulosa! How to speak Polari

Join academic and author of Fabulosa! Paul Baker for a workshop on Polari, a secret gay language spoken in the first half of the 20th century. Participants will learn about how Polari arose, its influences and its legacy in contemporary English, and have a go learning some Polari words and phrases.

Please note that there are limited places for this workshop. If you are unable to attend please let us know by emailing

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Disegno reviewed Fabulosa! and examined the concept of languages as designed systems in its autumn issue, Disegno #24. This issue is on sale in shops and online at