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Rae de Soleil

Our Favourite Places would be nothing without our contributors — a massive thanks to all of them!

As well as contributing to Our Favourite Places, Rae is a writer, poet and artist.

Get to know Rae in their Meet the Locals interview.

Latest contributions

Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa

Sat. 15 June 2024 — Sun. 16 June 2024

Lhakpa Sherpa, the first Nepalese woman to summit Everest, leaves her life as a single mother in America to climb the mountain again. This film captures her thrilling adventure and abusive marriage, challenging gender imbalances in mountaineering.

Teaches of Peaches

Wed. 12 June 2024 — Thu. 13 June 2024


A celebration of the provocative career of feminist electroclash musician Peaches – known for her bold lyrics, distinctive style, and advocacy for women in music. The film highlights her groundbreaking artistry and upcoming 20th-anniversary tour.

fawns of the city

Wed. 12 June 2024 — Thu. 13 June 2024

Sheffield artist Otis Mensah and performer Jamal Sterrett's poetic-sonic piece explores diasporic bonding, friendship, and the concept of home. It addresses racial fragmentation and identity, reclaiming Blackness in pursuit of personal liberation.

My Sextortion Diary

Multiple dates

Pati's laptop is stolen, leading to blackmail and a descent into the world of privacy invasion. With authorities failing to help, she investigates. Patricia Franquesa exposes the prevalence of this injustice and societal neglect in addressing it.