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In Louise Mather’s short yet sublime poetry, the body is in turns a miracle immaculately conceived and mirrored before its speaker and an open wound, bloody for all to see.
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Back for a second run, Maz Hedgehog’s play, Let Me Count the Ways, blends monologue with poetry in this one-woman show about mental health, blackness, queerness and beauty.
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A new mother feels her world contract down to the daily domestic rituals of cooking, cleaning and care-giving in Rachel Sills’ haunting flash fiction, ‘On Toast Crumbs’.
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Susan Wilson’s poems quietly and sensitively explore the range of feelings – numbness, pain and longing – experienced after losing a loved one, enacting within their poetic structures the motions and process of grief.
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Body Politic’s latest production, Father Figurine, unites hip hop dance theatre and spoken word to powerful effect when exploring the fractured relationship between a father and his son. Our arts contributor, Shirley Ahura, writes an extended review of this vital, poignant piece.
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After Burberry’s recent fashion “faux pas” with its fall/winter 2019 collection, Helen Long considers how brands need to be more responsible when it comes to the depiction of violence and suicide.
Read More “Brands: Stop Using Suicide to Sell Your Products”