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The rise in school exclusions shows Tory cuts are stealing a generation's future

The rise in school exclusions shows Tory cuts are stealing a generation's future

A SHARP rise in the number of children being expelled from school indicates a growing crisis in our education system. Over 40 pupils a day are now permanently excluded and over 2,000 suspended, most commonly for “persistent disruptive behaviour.” That...

yesterday, 18:59 in Art & Culture
 

Book Review Landmark strike in the struggle for equal pay

Trico: A Victory to Remember by Sally Groves and Vernon Merritt (Lawrence & Wishart, £25)   ON THE afternoon of May 24, 1976, 400 women walked out of the Trico factory in Brentford, west London, demanding their right to equal pay with their male...

yesterday, 16:54 in Art & Culture
 

Film Of The Week Beyond the dreams of avarice

Generation Wealth (18) Directed by Lauren Greenfield DONALD TRUMP’S recent advice to Theresa May to sue the EU sums up the painful, all-too-true message of this fascinating documentary from acclaimed photographer and film-maker Lauren Greenfield. In...

yesterday, 16:54 in Art & Culture
 

Film round-up: July 19 2018

A Prayer Before Dawn (18) Directed by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire ★★★★ IN A Prayer Before Dawn, a young English boxer in Thailand is incarcerated in two notorious jails and has to fight to survive in a terrifying world of drugs and violence. Unexpectedly,...

yesterday, 16:54 in Art & Culture
 
Theatre Review There's good in everything about this As You Like It

Theatre Review There's good in everything about this As You Like It

As You Like It Regents Park Open Air Theatre, London THE SHAME of this wonderful show is that it’s only scheduled until July 28. Joyful, playful and delightfully funny in all the right places, it deserves far greater exposure than just a three-week...

yesterday, 16:54 in Art & Culture
 

Book Review Flawed but fascinating

The Murderer of Warren Street by Marc Mulholland (Hutchinson, £16.99) THIS book's title is deliberately ironic in capturing the last, and in many ways least consequential, action of the French protosocialist Emmanuel Barthelemy. The circumstances...

yesterday, 16:54 in Art & Culture
 
Arts ahead: July 19 2018

Arts ahead: July 19 2018

NEW BRIGHTON PHOTOGRAPHY New Brighton Revisited Until August 25 The Sailing School, Marine Point This group show, part of the Liverpool Biennial, brings together for the first time the New Brighton pictures of internationally renowned photographers...

yesterday, 16:54 in Art & Culture
 
Science Fiction With Mat Coward The perils of involuntary re-entries, the Afterlife, interplanetary clergy and ‘fat fantasy’

Science Fiction With Mat Coward The perils of involuntary re-entries, the Afterlife, interplanetary clergy...

THE REMNANTS of the human race live on orbiting space ships in Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne (Titan, £7.99), waiting for the ruined planet to be inhabitable again. For some of those in the poorer and less sustainable ships, the wait proves too long....

yesterday, 16:54 in Art & Culture
 

Theatre Review Pitted against injustice

Queens of the Coal Age Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester   ONE of the lasting legacies of the 1984-85 miners’ strike is the liberation of women in mining communities across the country. Grandmothers, mothers, wives and partners of miners recognised...

yesterday, 14:55 in Art & Culture
 
How do you solve a problem like John Woodcock?

How do you solve a problem like John Woodcock?

JOHN WOODCOCK’S resignation from the Labour Party is unlikely to trouble socialists. The Barrow and Furness MP has shown no loyalty to his party since its members overwhelmingly elected Jeremy Corbyn to lead it in 2015 and again in 2016, and has...

Wednesday, 20:24 in Art & Culture
 
Britain should stop assassinating people with drones

Britain should stop assassinating people with drones

You can read 4 more articles this week THE all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on drones is undoubtedly right to call for greater clarity on their use, but its recommendations do not go far enough. Britain may not be as prolific as the United States...

Tuesday, 18:41 in Art & Culture
 
Theatre Review Well worth going on this bear hunt

Theatre Review Well worth going on this bear hunt

You can read 4 more articles this week We're Going on a Bear Hunt Lyric Theatre, London THERE can't be many parents who haven't turned the pages over again — and again and again — of We're Going On A Bear Hunt, first published in 1989. Having been...

Tuesday, 17:02 in Art & Culture
 

Album Reviews Intimately crafted and strangely beautiful

You can read 4 more articles this week Hilary Woods Colt (Sacred Bones) ★★★★   PREVIOUSLY the bassist in the now defunct Irish alternative rock band JJ72, Hilary Woods spent her twenties juggling motherhood with art school. Music slowly crept back...

Tuesday, 17:02 in Art & Culture
 

Theatre Review Taking issue with prejudice

You can read 4 more articles this week Alkaline Park Theatre, London   THIS domestic drama bursts at the seams with ideas. In a mere 75 minutes it explores religious conversion, the place of faith in contemporary culture, parenting, sexual...

Tuesday, 17:02 in Art & Culture
 

Theatre Review Barbed comments

You can read 4 more articles this week Jellyfish Bush Theatre, London THE BUSH theatre’s current season goes from strength to strength. After the visceral intensity of Arinze Kene’s Misty and a timely revival of Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking comes...

Tuesday, 17:02 in Art & Culture
 
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