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Issue No. 2442

Hinterland

Two friends go on a road trip through Cornwall. The story focuses on their personal relationship, but also aims to comment on wider politics.

Harry Macqueen wrote and directed Hinterland. He also stars in it alongside folk singer Lori Campbell. It is his first film as a director. 

Directed by Harry Macqueen. Out now

History is now: 7 artists take on Britain

Where is Britain culturally in the run-up to the general election?

Through a display of more than 250 objects seven artists will try and answer this. They will look at issues including Cold War, post?Thatcherite society, protest movements, feminism, BSE and celebrity culture.

John Akomfrah, Simon Fujiwara, Roger Hiorns, Hannah Starkey, Richard Wentworth and Jane and Louise Wilson have each curated one section.

Hayward Gallery, London. Until 26 April. southbankcentre.co.uk

Freedom Highway complete

The classic funky gospel concert has been remastered and expanded for its 50th anniversay. It was recorded in Chicago in April 1965, just after the Civil Rights victory at Selma. 

Religious songs mix with We Shall Overcome and Freedom Highway, written specially to commemorate Selma.

The Staple Singers. Legacy. Released 3 March

 

 


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Tue 24 Feb 2015, 17:17 GMT
Issue No. 2442
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