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Exhibition—In the future they ate from the finest Porcelain

In the future they ate from the finest Porcelain Larissa Sansour’s exhibition features three short films set in the context of the urgency of Palestine’s political problems.

‘Bob Marley inspired a generation—to stand up for our rights’

Brian Richardson, author of the new book Bob Marley—Roots, Reggae and Revolution, spoke to Socialist Worker about Marley’s music, politics and legacy

A Guantanamo guard’s view from inside Camp X-Ray

Director Peter Sattler’s film Camp X-Ray stars Kristen Stewart as US army private Amy Cole and Peyman Moaadi as Guantanamo Bay detainee Ali.

Will new TV show Jericho do the navvies' story justice?

ITV’s new series tries a bit too hard to make sure you know it’s set in t’ North—but the true story behind it means there’s still hope, says?Simon Basketter

Celtic Connections festival celebrates Easter Rising

There’s a fascinating line-up to look forward to at this year’s Celtic Connections, an annual music festival held in Glasgow.

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As millions died in the trenches of the Western Front, thousands of women were pushed into the workforce in Britain.

London Recruits—‘An opportunity to assist the struggle against apartheid’

Forthcoming film London Recruits tells the story of young activists who fought apartheid. Sabby Sagall spoke to some of them about that struggle

Film round-up - Snowden, Joplin and Zombies

Socialist Worker’s guide to a few films coming out in 2016. Look out for reviews in our coming issues

Dickensian brings together old characters in a fresh plot

The BBC’s Christmas special series Dickensian unites some of Charles Dickens’ best-known characters for a murder mystery, writes Mary Brodbin

Tripped—a comedy that doesn’t quite reach its potential

Channel 4’s Tripped is a drugs comedy gone science fiction drama.

The ghosts of Christmas TV past, present and future

So you have Dr Who (Christmas Day, BBC1) and Sherlock (New Year’s Day, 9pm, BBC1).

Two classics of Italian opera are revived in the modern world

Italian composers Pietro Mascagni and Ruggero Leoncavello, together with Giacomo Puccini, were the last representatives of the Italian realist tradition known as “verismo” (realism).

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London Recruits tells story of the young workers and students whoundertook clandestine missions for the African National Congress (ANC) during the apartheid regime.

Starting Again—a hardhitting exhibition that brings refugee families to life

There are few flaws in this new photography exhibition that highlights the pain and joy of reunited refugees living in Scotland, says?Stephen McBroom

Jon Savage’s 1966—when popular music captured the mood of rebellion


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In this programme Ahmed, a 16 year old Syrian, takes us on an unprecedented guided tour—through one of the biggest refugee camps in the world.

Hardboiled cop show Luther is still fresh after five years

The BBC’s crime show Luther is back for a fourth series. But it remains fresh—because it refuses to be a regular cop show, writes?Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Modern Living by Matthew Darbyshire

This collection of artist Matthew Darbyshire’s work looks at how humans relate to the spaces that they live in. He looks at the way people amass objects for the home, shop or office and what these objects say about us and our society.

How far has TV come from the bad old days of racism?

Actors Warren Mitchell and Saeed Jaffrey, who both died this month remind us of a time when TV in Britain was almost all white, writes Yuri Prasad

The Joe Hill Dream—dream you saw him and then get organising

To mark the centenary of Joe Hill’s death, writer John Fay’s new play The Joe Hill Dream is being staged across six theatres in the North West.

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