#MUVVAHOOD – a play by @LibbyLiburd – single motherhood in the “age of austerity” (March 2016)

#MUVVAHOOD – a play by @LibbyLiburd – single motherhood in the “age of austerity” (March 2016)

MUVVAHOOD by Libby Liburd MUVVAHOOD is one-woman verbatim theatre show, collated from hours of interviews with lone parent mothers, telling a story of single motherhood in the “age of austerity” when the most vulnerable members of society are facing hardships and prejudices not seen in decades. MUVVAHOOD explores the specific emotional and economic issues surrounding single motherhood – primarily from the perspective of working-class mothers living in London. Researched, developed, written and performed by Libby Liburd. Directed by Julie Addy. MUVVAHOOD…

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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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The ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery is pleased to release the online version of the exhibit: Free Speech – Earth Liberation Front Press Office April 5, 2001: Communications Equipment Seized by FBI Released 14 Years Later (Returned Objects: A Multimedia Art Installation)

The ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery is pleased to release the online version of the exhibit: Free Speech – Earth Liberation Front Press Office April 5, 2001: Communications Equipment Seized by FBI Released 14 Years Later (Returned Objects: A Multimedia Art Installation)

The ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery is pleased to release the online version of the exhibit that appeared in our gallery last July. This documentary Multimedia online essay is titled: Free Speech – Earth Liberation Front Press Office April 5, 2001: Communications Equipment Seized by FBI Released 14 Years Later (Returned Objects: A Multimedia Art Installation) Below is an edited excerpt from the Gallery statement about the exhibit: (you can visit the site itself here: http://photolangelle.org/2015/07/15/4065/) ​Art means…

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Indian authors protest against right-wing attacks (Oct 2015)

Indian authors protest against right-wing attacks (Oct 2015)

Video and text uploaded to YouTube by Al Jazeera English Dozens of authors in India are returning awards given to them by one of the country’s top literary bodies. They’re protesting against attacks by right-wing Hindu groups and the government’s failure to stop them. Nidhi Dutt reports.

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