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Issue No. 1985

cartoon by Ken Sprague

cartoon by Ken Sprague


Ken Sprague
Fund international political cartoon competition
e-mail competition@kenspraguefund.org www.kenspaguefund.org

This competition is open to cartoonists from all nations. The only stipulations are that no more than two cartoons are submitted by each artist and they must have been previously published in some form.

A first prize of £500, a second prize of £300 and a third prize of £200 will be awarded for cartoons on a political or social theme that, in the opinion of the judges, best promote the ideas of peace, social justice, equality and humanitarian values.

Entries have to reach the organisers by 1 June.


The Soldier’s Tale
The Motion Group,
The Old Vic, London
Until 4 February
Phone 0870 060 6628

The Soldier's Tale, a Russian legend made vivid by composer Igor Stravinsky and novelist Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz during the First World War, is being re-told by The Motion Group.

They have brought together Iraqi and British actors to attempt to explore the current situation in Iraq — the tale of both the soldier and the occupied.

This production weaves together new text with Stravinsky’s evocative music.


The Welfare Show: Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset
Serpentine Gallery, London.
Until 26 February

One of London’s prettiest galleries, in the middle of Hyde Park, is hardly where you would expect an exploration of how the West treats its poorest citizens.

But the Welfare Show by artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset is an attempt, using sculptures and installations, to show just that.

The artists say that they want visitors to question the welfare state — how liberal and socially responsible is it — and whether it is threatened by globalisation and the multi-nationals.

Mary Peterson


Soy Cuba
On tour
www.independentcinemaoffice.org.uk

Filmed in 1964, Soy Cuba (I Am Cuba) has been re-released and is currently touring Britain. This is a very interesting piece of Communist propaganda, directed by Mikhail Kalatozov, which celebrates the Cuban Revolution. It dramatises four examples of injustice to the ordinary people in pre-revolutionary Cuba. Each spoken monologue begins with the words “Soy Cuba”. This is a beautiful film that is well worth going to see.


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Sat 28 Jan 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1985
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