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Reviews round-up

24 November 2015
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An Enemy of the People—exploring Arthur Miller’s legacy on stage

20 October 2015
This new production is a powerful revival of Henrik Ibsen’s play An Enemy of the People.  

Reviews round-up

13 October 2015
Diffusion 2015: Looking for America; Invisible Heroes; and South London Shorts

Communists and cops—the radical roots of Henning Mankell’s noir

13 October 2015
The late Henning Mankell’s Wallander stories built on social realism—but the genre’s roots lie in a Marxist critique of Sweden, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Strike suspended at National Museum Wales

29 September 2015
Planned strikes at the National Museum Wales were suspended last weekend following talks with bosses.

National Gallery strikers need real support from the TUC

15 September 2015
National Gallery strikers visited the TUC conference in Brighton on Tuesday of this week to raise support for their all-out strike.

Over 130,000 people back the National Gallery strikers

08 September 2015
The National Gallery workers are entering their second month of all-out strike, reports Nick Clark

Gallery workers across England, Scotland and Wales coordinate walkouts

18 August 2015
Workers at the National Gallery in central London, the National Museum of Wales and National Galleries of Scotland are set to strike together next Saturday.

Kick the vandals out of the National Gallery

18 August 2015
The fight at the National Gallery has entered a crucial stage—and the need for solidarity with the striking workers is greater than ever.

Marx in Soho - an amusing and mutinous production

26 May 2015
This is part of a series of performances in north west England of late historian Howard Zinn’s play Marx in Soho.

Peter Kennard interview - How can we use political art to reclaim privatised spaces?

26 May 2015
Artist Peter Kennard spoke to Socialist Worker about the latest exhibition of his works—and how we can make sure the arts aren’t only for a rich elite

Framed - the fight to defend Candy Udwin

26 May 2015
National Gallery bosses want union rep Candy Udwin out of the picture... That’s why every trade unionist should join the fight for her job

Protesters storm the Barbican

19 May 2015
A group of protesters, including cleaners from the Barbican arts centre, stormed into the central London venue demanding the London Living Wage (LLW) last Saturday.

Anger after National Gallery bosses sack PCS union rep Candy Udwin

19 May 2015
Bosses at the National Gallery in central London have sacked leading PCS union activist Candy Udwin. This is a major attack on a high-profile trade unionist and a serious assault on union rights.

E17 arts trail

19 May 2015
The E17 Arts Trail is a chance for artists and designers in Waltham Forest to show their work.

Workers rally in solidarity with victimised PCS union rep Candy Udwin

05 May 2015
Some 50 National Gallery strikers and supporters held a rally in solidarity with victimised union rep Candy Udwin today, Tuesday. The rally was held to support Candy on the first day of her disciplinary hearing.

Detroit '67—‘Motown was always about more than just love songs’

28 April 2015
Music journalist Stuart Cosgrove talks about his book Detroit ’67, the first of a trilogy exploring US soul music’s links to radical struggles against racism

Creating monsters - the murder of Zahid Mubarek

28 April 2015
A new film We Are Monster explores the build up to a notorious racist murder in Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution in 2000. The filmmakers and the uncle of the murder victim talk to Simon Basketter

Don't let the National Gallery become a bosses' playground

28 April 2015
The National Gallery provides free access to art for all. But its millionaire trustees want to privatise staff and cater to the rich—and workers are fighting back, writes Annette Mackin

Holiday strikes called against privatisation at National Gallery

16 December 2014
Workers at London’s National Gallery are set to strike over Christmas as bosses press ahead with privatisation plans.

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