Articles about 'London'

DIY Cultures 2017 shows us that counterculture is alive and thriving

Erin Aniker chats with festival founders Hamja Ahsan, Helena Wee and Sofia Niazi

Erin Aniker // 8 June 2017

Categories: Activism, Art, Books, Comics, Culture and Media, Interviews, Politics and Current Affairs

Finding out what True Beauty is

Shoshana Devora enjoys the exploration of worth and beauty in new writing Linda currently showing at the Royal Court Theatre

Shoshana Devora // 10 December 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Austerity is a political choice: join Sisters’ Uncut Funeral March this Saturday

Sisters Uncut invite you to join their anti-austerity march this Saturday in central London

Guest Blogger // 25 November 2015

Categories: Blog

Fringe! Fest highlight: Women and the Word director Q&A (plus competition)

Interview with Sekiya Dorsett, director of the documentary Women and the Word: The Revival Movie

Ania Ostrowska // 18 November 2015

Categories: Blog

Underwire festival: 20-22 November @ Hackney Picturehouse

Underwire festival is back, in its sixth year, and we have some tickets for you!

Ania Ostrowska // 10 November 2015

Categories: Blog

Not very happily ever after

Lyndsey Claire is nonplussed by fairytale-themed Damsel/Wife/Witch: the cast do well, but the story is simplistic and repetitive

Lyndsey Claire // 28 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The impressive tawa’if

Holly Black finds the stories of the tawa’if remarkable and worthwhile, though the presentation at the exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society is hard to follow

Holly Black // 14 September 2015

Categories: Art, Reviews

To see me is to love me

A weak and uncertain supporting cast lets down an otherwise fascinating Salomé for Kat Wootton

Katherine Wootton // 10 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Explore women’s lib at The Women’s Library

Ettie Bailey-King enjoys the small but perfectly formed inaugural exhibition at The Women’s Library Collection at the London School of Economics

Ettie Bailey-King // 8 August 2015

Categories: Art, Reviews

A very curious case

A new version of The Curious Case of Jekyll and Hyde is thought-provoking for Harriet Wailling, but its attempts to grapple with gender sometimes miss the mark

Harriet Wailling // 6 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Becoming a champion

Naomi Paxton finds beatboxer Grace Savage’s show powerful, with a display of impressive talent combined with a critique of the sexism that has accompanied her rise

Naomi Paxton // 20 July 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

On sex and subjectivity

Katherine Wootton laughs out loud at A Third, a new comic play that exhibits one couple’s attempt to open up their relationship

Katherine Wootton // 14 July 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

More Frida needed

The Four Fridas is a tender hymn about disability and love-song to the moving body but a poor paean of praise for the artist at its centre, Ettie Bailey-King writes

Ettie Bailey-King // 12 July 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Sculpture in a different world

Alicia Rodriguez appreciates the Barbara Hepworth retrospective at Tate Britain, but finds that transplanting the works into a gallery transforms their impact and meaning

Alicia Rodriguez // 4 July 2015

Categories: Art, Reviews

The likeability factor

Do we judge women more harshly than men? Do feminists need to be likable? The Legacy asks difficult questions about gender and social conscience, writes Suzanne Duffy

Suzanne Duffy // 30 June 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Military monologues

Mattie Lacey-Davidson finds the seven monologues created from the stories of real US servicewomen intense and impactful, recommending The Lonely Soldier Monologues for its important messages

Mattie Lacey-Davidson // 4 June 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The antithesis of what Antigone should be

Antigone needs a young protagonist, says Stephen Whitehead. Juliette Binoche's performance in the recent Barbican production misses the point

Stephen Whitehead // 22 May 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Politics and religion

The Jewish Museum's exhibition Blackguards in Bonnets focusing on Jewish people involved in the women's suffrage movement is a fascinating find for Mattie Lacey-Davidson

Mattie Lacey-Davidson // 20 May 2015

Categories: Reviews

Rumpy Pumpy! misses the mark

This confused musical about sex work and the Women's Institute leaves Suzanne Duffy with more questions than it answers

Suzanne Duffy // 28 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Flying high with Nightingales

Lissy Lovett finds much to admire in Nightingales, a new take on a Greek myth that deals with rape, revenge and sisterhood

Lissy Lovett // 25 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Bad witch, good witch

Despite some promising themes in Wicked, Megan Stodel finds the musical about the witches of Oz defying the gravity necessary to go beyond their superficial exploration

Megan Stodel // 10 March 2015

Categories: Uncategorized

A vault of potential

Pamela Edwardes makes the most of VAULT Festival, with its diverse offerings of productions fronted by women

Pamela Edwardes // 6 March 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Tea for one

One-woman play Tea Set wins Lissy Lovett over to the form

Lissy Lovett // 11 January 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

A side of Bechdel in your showcase

Although the short plays in Whoop'n'Wail Represents.... The Launch have their flaws, Rita Suszek is impressed by the focus on the female experience

Rita Suszek // 3 December 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Musical machinations

Although Sarah Graham would prefer less caricatured male parts, she finds Made In Dagenham: The Musical worthwhile and inspiring

Sarah Graham // 8 November 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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