Nicola Field is a writer, artist, film-maker and socialist activist living in Peckham, south London.
Her book Over the Rainbow was originally published by Pluto Books in 1995 and has been republished by Dog Horn Publishing in 2016.
An original member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, whose story featured in the hit feature film Pride, Nicola has spoken on political platforms across the UK and internationally. She is one of the makers of All Out! Dancing in Dulais, LGSM’s 1986 campaigning documentary about the Miners’ Strike.
She was a member of the Lesbian and Gay Youth Video Project, which created Framed Youth: Revenge of the Teenage Perverts, the Grierson-award-winning experimental scratch video documentary for Channel Four. As an independent TV researcher, she worked on documentaries for Channel Four and the BBC.
Nicola’s political writing appears in anthologies including Materialist Feminism: A Reader in Class, Difference and Women’s Lives (Psychology Press), Bisexual Horizons (Lawrence & Wishart), The Material Queer (Westview), Post-Ality: Marxism and Postmodernism (Maisonneuve), Cutting Edge: Women and the Pit Strike (Lawrence & Wishart), High Risk Lives: After Section 28.
She has written for magazines, newspapers and journals including Socialist Review, Diva, Socialist Worker, School’s Out, Body Politic, Rouge, the Pink Paper, Tribune, Square Peg, Community Care, South London Press, Gay’s the Word Review, Square Peg.
In addition to Over the Rainbow, her publications include Speaking Out: Women, HIV and AIDS (Channel 4) Sexuality in the Workplace: A Guide for ACTT Members (ACTT, now BECTU).
Her poetry and short fiction have appeared, in print and audio, in the Mechanics’ Institute Review, Ambit, Heavy Bear, Writers’ Hub and Up the Staircase.
Nicola is a practising artist; her films, multimedia works and sculptures have been shown at the BFI Southbank, the V&A, Peckham Platform, Horniman Museum, Art House Wakefield, Left in Vision, Tower Bridge Engine Rooms, Whirlygig Cinema, Picturehouse Cinemas, The Big Chill. Festivals have showcased her work including the San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Video Festival, Peckham Festival, BFI X’08 and Boundless.
Nicola is continuing her writing on the politics of sexuality and class, and is currently engaged on a new book exploring contemporary issues for the movement including intersectionality, privilege theory and pinkwashing, which will be published by PM Press.