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Fun night of poetry direct to your living room with Hollie McNish


Poet and spoken word artist Hollie McNish has had to postpone her spring tour. Luckily, she is performing three gigs from her living room.

What to watch and listen to when you're on lockdown


Feeling starved of culture now everything is closed? Don’t worry, there’s plenty online

People’s Republic of Congo is setting for Alain Mabanckou's lively and chilling novel


Set in the People’s Republic of Congo in 1977, The Death of Comrade President is based on real events

Vivarium—a sci-fi thriller where the real horror is at home


Claustrophobic, stuck indoors and can’t get away from the children. That’s the setting for a new film that probes family life

Perfect Candidate is a film that challenges stereotypes


The Perfect Candidate is a political fable with a kick. It tells the story of Maryam (Mila Al-Zahrani), a doctor living in Saudi Arabia who finds herself accidentally running for the local council.

Andy Warhol at the Tate—Pop Art radical who poked fun at the establishment


Andy Warhol at the Tate Modern is the biggest exhibition of the US artist’s work for over two decades and has most of his famous works.

What's on: Mrs Puntila and her man Matti


Bertolt Brecht’s classic master and servant comedy is given a gender-switched adaptation by award-winning novelist and playwright Denise Mina.

Dark Waters - the fight against Dupont


US chemical company Dupont spent years dumping the acid PFOA in a landfill in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

A brilliant story of slavery, memories and freedom


The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates combines powerful descriptions of slavery with a pacey plot and strong characters, writes?Sadie Robinson

There’s nought to make you cross about Noughts and Crosses adaptation


Reflections of racism today are echoed in this adaptation of Malorie Blackman's series of young adult novels says Siobhan Brown

Escape from Pretoria film is a powerful thriller about the ingenuity of resistance


Escape from Pretoria is the extraordinary true story of two anti-apartheid activists. Moyra Samuels reviews the film—and speaks to two of those depicted in the film.

Greed film is a take down of the rich that doesn’t quite hit the mark


Greed, a new comedy starring Steve Coogan, shows up the vain and vacuous lives of billionaires. But it suffers from smug liberalism

Birmingham Revolutions - new display showcases a history of resistance


This display explores Birmingham’s vibrant and varied history of protest and activism— from the Priestley Riots of 1791 to the LGBT+ campaigns of today.

Weather - a novel written for an era of climate grief and anxiety


Weather follows the story of an ordinary person coming to terms with climate catastrophe. It’s engaging, but not very hopeful, says Sophie Squire

Du Bois’s graphics challenged racism


These posters showed that black Americans—and their art, culture and education—were flourishing in just four decades after the civil war that ended slavery

Mr Jones shows the horror of Stalin’s counter-revolution


A film about a journalist who uncovers famine in Ukraine could have fallen to smug pro-Westernism. But it has more to say

Parasite is a movie that will resonate all over the world


This film from Korea is winning plaudits as a strange, well-made dark comedy. But more than that, writes Irang Bak, its message about inequality is universal

Sensational Man Like Mobeen breaks new ground


The latest series of the sitcom-drama Man Like Mobeen is now on BBC3 catch-up, alongside the previous two seasons.

The Windermere Children


August, 1945. A coachload of children arrive at the Calgarth Estate by Lake Windermere, England.

Universal Credit doc is just a propaganda whitewash


A new BBC documentary is supposed to give an honest view of the benefits system. But it hides the real truth

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