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How Many Miles To Basra?

14 October 2006
How Many Miles To Basra? focuses on a unit of four British soldiers in occupied Iraq during the immediate aftermath of the war. This play portrays the moral dilemma facing British soldiers sent to fight in Iraq - how to reconcile doing "your job" with doing "the right thing" when the two are irreconcilable.

The Amazing Mrs Pritchard - politics as fairytale

14 October 2006
At the last general election the writer Sally Wainwright, frustrated that all of the political parties were as bad as each other, decided that she would stand for parliament.

Life & Lyrics: ‘a positive film that is close to our lives’

07 October 2006
The new Life & Lyrics film stars Ashley Walter, better known as Asher D of So Solid Crew.

How To Improve The World - 60 Years Of British Art

07 October 2006
A new exhibition entitled How To Improve The World - 60 Years Of British Art has just opened at the Hayward Gallery in London.

Children of Men | Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair | Homestead

07 October 2006
Children of MenDirected by Alfonso CuaronIn cinemas now Don’t let the fact that this film is based on a book by the Tory novelist PD James put you off going to see it. I found it incredibly moving.

This Robin Hood is a battling rebel

07 October 2006
The new TV series has all the key ingredients of the legend as it has developed over the last two centuries.

In Prison: Afroamerican Prison Music From Blues To Hiphop

30 September 2006
That prison is as big a reference point for black America as basketball or the church tells you a lot about racism in US society.

Cézanne in Britain | Pinter: A Celebration | To Kill A Mockingbird | Ta-Dah, Scissor Sisters

30 September 2006
Cézanne in BritainNational Gallery, London, 4 October to 7 January, admission free<a href="" target = "_blank">www. nationalgallery</a> This October marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the artist Paul Cézanne. The National Gallery is celebrating with Cézanne in Britain. Cézanne never came to Britain, yet his work has had a remarkable impact here. This exhibition includes 40 works, with paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints, and covers his wide range of subject matter - portraits, still life and landscapes.

Love Sheffield Music Hate Racism | Mary Barton | Crazy Itch Radio - Basement Jaxx

23 September 2006
Love Sheffield Music Hate RacismCD out now£8 from various Sheffield music shops and <a href="" target="_blank">www.lmhrsheffield</a> Sheffield Love Music Hate Racism have put together a double CD of tracks donated by local bands to raise money for the campaign. The 35 tracks include soul, indie, reggae, drum & bass and funk.

Lorca - words of desire and words of defiance

16 September 2006
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the brutal assassination of Federico Garcia Lorca, widely proclaimed to be Spain’s finest writer. He was murdered at the age of 38 by a fascist militia and thrown into an unmarked grave.

Mandekalou | John Pilger Film Festival | 5.55 - Charlotte Gainsbourg

16 September 2006
Mandekalou 2Various artistsOut now This CD is a wonderful collection of some of the greatest artists of West African music.

Evelyn Dunbar: recording the role of women during the war

09 September 2006
Evelyn Dunbar was the only British woman artist paid by the government to record the Second World War. She painted unsentimental images of the Women’s Land Army that are easily recognised, yet she is largely forgotten in discussions of Second World War art today.

Brick Lane Festival | Gaddafi: A Living Myth | The Journey

09 September 2006
Brick Lane FestivalBrick Lane, east LondonSun 10 Sep As well as the usual mix of music, fashion and food, this year’s festival will include the Chili Film Festival.

Kerry James Marshall | Tickets | Moolaadé

10 December 2005
Kerry James MarshallCamden Arts Centre, north Londonuntil 29 January

Diane Arbus | Pillars of the Community | Hidden

12 November 2005
Diane Arbus exhibitionV&A museumuntil 15 January

Leicester City anti-racism exhibition | The Skies are Weeping | 1001 Nights Now | Paul Robeson Live

29 October 2005
Leicester City anti-racism exhibition

Bob Dylan: reluctant hero who spoke for his generation

18 December 2004
"A song is like a dream, and you try and make it come true. They’re like strange countries that you have to enter. You can write a song anywhere, in a railroad compartment, on a boat, on horseback &#8211; it helps to be moving" &#8211; Chronicles, p165.

A Cloud in Trousers shows the poet Mayakovsky trying to a make a revolution within a revolution

13 November 2004
Taking its title from one of Vladimir Mayakovsky’s greatest poems, in which the future poet of the Russian Revolution revealed that he could be as tender hearted as "a cloud in trousers", this play sets out to bring us the story of the man himself.

Ray Charles: remembering the man who had music in his blood

06 November 2004

Peter Doherty: ‘You’ve got to dig capitalism up and replace it’

17 October 2004
Why have you agreed to play the gig in Trafalgar Square at the end of the European Social Forum?

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