Watching Mike Leigh's film makes you feel like you were actually there on the day the massacre took place in Manchester in 1819.
A new six-part series on the BBC looks at the history of manufacturing in Britain. It glosses over the crucial dynamic—class, argues?Blythe Taylor
Red Ladder Theatre Company, with the support of Leeds Playhouse, are putting on a new production of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children
The new biopic of Neil Armstrong is about much more than a tense marriage and celestial exploration
Black 47 is a familiar tale of righteous violent revenge. But its subject matter sees it stand alone from other classics of the genre
Burning Tower makes a case for investment in social housing.
It’s two weeks before the end of the Second World War and the German army is disintegrating.
Gender roles and how they shape society are explored in an innovative new play set in the world of William Shakespeare’s plays, says Pat Clinton
Was a rightward shift was inevitable for the generation that rose up against the Vietnam War?
Director Frank Berry challenges the concept of prison reform in his new drama Michael Inside
Director Agnes Varda and photographer JR travel around France and put up huge photographs of the people they meet
Architect Renzo Piano has made a successful career out of designing buildings that ordinary people are largely excluded from using
The Northern Carnival against the Nazis—a rally and concert held on 15 July 1978 in Moss Side, Manchester—was a defining moment in establishing anti-racism in the city and beyond.
Powerful pieces are on display at British Museum’s latest big show but its eclecticism means their context is lacking, argues Hassan Mahamdallie
This is the story of struggling artists in New Orleans and their resilience
Captivating performances and musical talent in a context of peasants and modernisation makes for interesting viewing
If someone forced you at gun point to describe Idles’ latest album in two words, you could do a lot worse than “angry” and “loud”.
There are some problems with Spike Lee’s new film, not least how it portrays the cops, but it redeems itself with its key message, says Antony Hamilton
The Guardians is an interesting exploration— in the last 20 minutes— of how the First World War changed the role of women in the workplace and the family
An exhibition of photographs about black British life shows the gear change from first arrival to first resistance against racism