What is the reality of being a single mother? #Muvvahood by Libby Liburd @libbyliburd NEW SHOWS!

What is the reality of being a single mother? #Muvvahood by Libby Liburd @libbyliburd NEW SHOWS!

My name is Libby Liburd, I’m an actor, writer and a single mum. MUVVAHOOD Trailer from Libby Liburd on Vimeo. ** UPDATE – NEW SHOWS ** Muvvahood is written and performed by me, Libby Liburd. I’m an actor, writer and single parent activist as well as being a single mother to a 16 year old boy. Muvvahood is a one woman show about being a single mother in London today. It’s based on my own experiences, and also contains testimony from…

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ART OF PROTEST GUEST BLOG POST – Jazz as Protest by Graham Scambler (Jan 2016)

ART OF PROTEST GUEST BLOG POST – Jazz as Protest by Graham Scambler (Jan 2016)

The role of art in social protest cannot be disputed. But art, in all its multifarious guises, can be tailored to regressive (e.g. totalitarian or fascist) as well as to progressive social movements. In this brief blog I reflect on ways in which a particular artist form, jazz, has emerged/been used as a force for change. The origins of jazz have special resonance. From the outset it could never be reduced to high or low culture. Its earliest practitioners were cast as degenerates fuelling a…

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