Working Class Britain: Hold Your Head High for Not “Making It”


Working class culture and heritage are things to be proud of What I hear more and more these days, whether from politicians, social commentators or just liberal facebookers, is this...

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If Beale Street Could Talk: An Unusual Protest Film


Barry Jenkins takes the magic of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk to produce a film that elevates young black love amidst rising mass incarceration of 1970s USA * Contains...

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Facing Extinction: New Book Explores the Ongoing Genocide of the Rohingya


A meticulous, fact-based and historical approach to the ongoing Rohingya genocide  From 25 August 2017, as the horror of the brutal ethnic cleansing of Myanmar’s long-persecuted...

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Poem: Ode To Iain Duncan Smith


for Liam Oh Minister for Worry and Work. Your head is a perfect egg waiting for the teaspoon to come crashing down on it. You’re on the side of hard working arses who haven’t...

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Dramas of Affection and Enslavement in Roma and The Second Mother


Latin American cinema gets to grips with the legacy of colonialism Winner of Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes, and new Netflix release, Roma is the latest film directed by Mexican...

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The Tides Are Turning: Climate Optimism for 2019


Despite the headlines, the past year was a turning point for climate action. Even for those who don’t regularly engage with or care about so-called ‘green issues’, you’d...

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Porgy and Bess and the Place Just Beyond White Civility


ENO’s Porgy and Bess is a musical triumph that tackles, however imperfectly, black cultural representation. The first performance of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess was in 1935...

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