Channel 4’s Ackley Bridge promises a hard hitting exploration of the social issues associated with growing up in poor and supposedly ethnically segregated northern industrial towns.
The new TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic feminist text could be the best drama of the year, writes Sarah Bates
The British Museum is celebrating the most famous figure in Japanese art. Katsushika Hokusai was a prolific print-maker and painter who lived from 1760-1849.
Well over a million people have been shoved through Europe’s “reception centres” since the refugee crisis began in 2015. Yet it’s remarkable how little impact this has had on the big screen.
Nothing much goes on in Anselmo’s world, which he shares with his beloved dog Pillo. Like any other farmer the land and the weather are the important things in his life.
Jimmy McGovern’s new TV series promises to expose some of the monstrous practices that prey upon poverty rather than alleviate it, writes Sarah Cox
Comedian Mark Thomas’ new book brings together three plays with stories that should be heard but are rarely told, writes Jasmine Francis
Imagine Moscow exhibition showing until 4 June at The Design Museum London, W8 6AG
Socialist Worker readers should watch BBC drama Three Girls, which airs this week.
This small exhibition is rich in powerful, innovative examples of socially-engaged photography.
Fans of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods and newcomers alike will find the audacious new TV adaptation worth watching, argues Iven Boldon
'Octopus' challenges racist assumptions and Paul Mason’s new play fails to breath life into the story of Louise Michel’s exile after the defeat of Paris Commune in 1871.
As the centenary of the Russian Revolution progresses, shelves in bookshops are beginning to groan under the weight of books about 1917.
The British Library’s new Russian Revolution exhibition has some fantastic artefacts but a poor conclusion, writes Sarah Bates
On 1 August 2016, 118 people were rescued from a rubber boat drifting in the Mediterranean Sea, 20 nautical miles off the Libyan coast.
Josephine Baker is most recognisable to some in her iconic skirt of rubber bananas as the “first black star of the world stage”.
This portrait of the musical act Sleaford Mods goes on national cinema release this week.
A new adaptation of the novel The Plague showing at the Arcola Theatre is disappointing with stilted, unpolished performances
President Trump Unveiled —Exposing the Bigoted Billionaire by John K Wilson, published by OR Books
The show portrays the Black Power movement in Britain and the state’s quest to crush it—and it’s well worth watching, writes Moyra Samuels