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Once upon a time: how anti-migrant politics threaten the British writing industry

October 20, 2019 No Comments

As Brexit dominates the headlines, Alexandra Jarvis, a writer for the Immigration Advice Service, has some stringent opinions on the impact Brexit will have on our creative sectors. She asks, how do we stop the damage before it’s too late?

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Little Bird

A Little Bird says…democracy is under threat

September 3, 2019 Comments Off on A Little Bird says…democracy is under threat

In a new series of editorials where leading writers are free to say what they want under a pen name, Little Bird writes about democracy. 

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After Grenfell Violence, Resistance and Response edited by Dan Bulley, Jenny Edkins and Nadine El-Enany

Book Review – After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response, edited by Dan Bulley, Jenny Edkins and Nadine El-Enany

June 7, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review – After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response, edited by Dan Bulley, Jenny Edkins and Nadine El-Enany

On June 14, 2017, a fire engulfed a tower block in West London. Seventy-two people lost their lives and hundreds of others were left injured, displaced and traumatised.

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Mark Thomas

Review: Mark Thomas – Check Up: The NHS at 70, The Playhouse, Liverpool

April 15, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Mark Thomas – Check Up: The NHS at 70, The Playhouse, Liverpool

I was worried about this one.

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Little Bird

A Little Bird says…we need to be better citizens

January 16, 2019 Comments Off on A Little Bird says…we need to be better citizens

In a new series of editorials where leading writers are free to say what they want under a pen name, Little Bird writes about fantasy politics. 

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“I arrived at the count thinking, blummin’ eck.” James Frith, MP for Bury North, talks to Northern Soul

November 27, 2017 Comments Off on “I arrived at the count thinking, blummin’ eck.” James Frith, MP for Bury North, talks to Northern Soul

It was one of the gloomiest nights of my life.

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Herman Yau

“I’m an opportunist.” Hong Kong film director Herman Yau talks to Northern Soul

October 31, 2017 Comments Off on “I’m an opportunist.” Hong Kong film director Herman Yau talks to Northern Soul

“It is a social medium that has artistry. And a means of powerful communication, too.”

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US election

Props and pinkoes: the US election

October 13, 2016 Comments Off on Props and pinkoes: the US election

The other night we found our front garden sign endorsing Hillary Clinton for president face down on the grass.

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Jeremy Corbyn photo by Phil Pounder

Jeremy Corbyn rally: Newcastle says “Jez we can”

August 26, 2015 Comments Off on Jeremy Corbyn rally: Newcastle says “Jez we can”

On a relentlessly grey, damp and oppressive Tuesday afternoon on Newcastle’s Thornton Street, Jeremy Corbyn took to a makeshift stage to address the crowds in hats and waterproofs who had gathered there to listen to him.

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YEP - Until They Kick Us Out

Review: Until They Kick Us Out, Liverpool Everyman Theatre

April 29, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Until They Kick Us Out, Liverpool Everyman Theatre

Young people and politics. It’s a subject I’m well versed in as I was once a young man, embroiled in all manner of revolutionary brickbatting and riotous assemblies – and well before I turned 18.

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