Darkness Descends on Sao Paulo
The sight of the burning Amazon rainforest and the dark smoke descending on Brazilian cities brings President Jair Bolsonaro’s anti-environment policies closer to home.
On the 19th...
And She Was Loved: Remembering Toni Morrison, Builder of Worlds
How Toni Morrison taught us to build the world in the midst of ashes
The literary world lost its most important writer of the past century this month when Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate...
Poem: To the Boys Who Carried Out the Ballybrit Mosque Attack
You wish you could waddle
up the Monivea Road like Lord Haw Haw
wearing a scar the length of your jaw
you got fighting communists
but cut yourself shaving once
and didn’t like...
Land, Loss and Love at the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019
This year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest brought us experimental new masterpieces in storytelling and cinematography, with narratives highlighting the struggle to navigate a rapidly changing...
Frank Crichlow and the Mangrove
Frank Crichlow created safe spaces for black people in London including the biggest performers of his day, but he was compelled to stand up to state targeting and police harassment....
The Hunt: A Cold Harvest Festival Brought to Stage
A child abuse allegation in a small town leaves loyalties unclear in this new production by the Almeida.
Almeida Theatre’s latest offering, The Hunt, is an adaptation of the highly...
Olive Morris: The Challenger, The Talawa
Olive Morris (26 June 1952 – 12 July 1979) was a political activist in Brixton, London, and in Moss Side, Manchester, described as a “challenger”. On her birthday this week, we remember...