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Unexpected Eisenstein—sketching the inspiration from revolution in Russia

01 March 2016
An exhibition of Sergei Eisenstein’s drawings reveals some of the Soviet film maker’s power and little known aspects of his work, says?Roger Huddle

Reviews round-up

23 February 2016
Leonardo da Vinci: Mechanics of Genius at the Science Museum | America in Revolt: the Art of Protest at the Shapero Modern | The Glass Bead Game podcasts

Electronic Superhighway—how the internet has transformed art

09 February 2016
Electronic Superhighway showcases over 100 artworks that look at the impact of computer and internet technology on artists from the mid-1960s to today.

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

24 November 2015
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

24 November 2015
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.

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.  

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

Reviews round-up

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

E17 arts trail

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

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