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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Annegret Märten: "Born as free as any man"

At the Rose Playhouse on London’s Bankside, an English translation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s 18th Century German classic, Iphigenia in Tauris, can be seen (and heard) for the first time in a staged setting. The story is based on an ancient Greek myth but when it comes to gender issues, the piece could not be more current. The play’s dramaturge, Annegret Märten, on the power of the female voice:

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Historically Speaking - by Sarah Myers

Are men better at public speaking than women? And if so; why?

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V&A announces Julia Margaret Cameron exhibition on her bicentenary

To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century, the V&A will showcase more than 100 of her photographs from the Museum’s collection. 28 November 2015 – 21 February 2016

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