Poet Sarah de Nordwall’s '50 Poems for My 50th Birthday' by Sarah Myers

What is the correlation between tourist guiding and poetry? Like the tourist guide who must knit together history, culture and place, I believe that poets make use of the same principles laid down by the father of heritage interpretation, Freeman Tilden.

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'Baby Face' by Katy Dye @ Camden People's Theatre

A new performance by emerging theatre artist, Katy Dye.

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Does our 'progressive' theatre industry only pay lip service to forward thinking?

A recent article in the Guardian listed all the upcoming shows at Edinburgh that ‘celebrate trans life’ but many of the shows listed aren’t about trans issues, or performed by trans people, they are about dressing for another gender, or they are about sexuality. Emma Frankland’s latest piece 'Rituals for Change' is about trans issues and I spoke with her after a preview showing at South Street Arts Centre in Reading.

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Elf Lyons: Where have all the old men gone and why aren't they still gods?

"Often I look across the shelves in my local comic-book shop or browse Netflix and its choice of superhero films, and I notice the same pattern emerging..."

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Jennie Eggleton: ‘I was struck by a strong sense of otherworldliness’

Only Forever is the second new play from Tangled Thread, showing at the Hope Theatre in September. Co-Artistic Director, Jennie Eggleton, tell us more…

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Nadia Cavelle: 'Breaking free from the way we’ve been conditioned to perceive women won’t happen quickly'

Franco-Swiss writer Nadia Cavelle’s debut play, Bruises, plays at the Tabard Theatre, London, from 11th to 29th August 2015. Bruises is an exploration of female friendship, sexuality and identity, set against the backdrop of sex work. Here, Nadia Cavelle discusses her experience of putting sex work on the page and the responsibility she feels to write honestly and compassionately about the subject.

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SARTRE at the Questors Theatre

“Les mots sont des pistoles chargés” “Words are loaded pistols”.
SARTRE directed by Michael Langridge will be presented as a Staged Reading at the Questors Theatre in Ealing on 1 August.

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Samantha Baines on TV and Film vs Live Comedy

Actress and comedian Samantha Baines on screen performance vs live performance:

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THE BEAR - OPERETTA AT THE PROUD ARCHIVIST

Situated by the Regent’s Canal is the Proud Archivist. This week, this restaurant-cum-arts centre is home to two cultural events that are intertwined: a four-day run of an operetta staged by Operaview and a photo exhibition of Russians living in London. 'The Bear' Performances: 8, 9, 10, 11 July 2015 at 7.15pm Photo Exhibition: 6-12 July 2015.

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