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Belarus Free Theatre: 10 Years of Theatre and Oppression

Victoria Sadler | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Art matters. And it's hard to think of a theatre company that has proved that more than Belarus Free Theatre (BFT). Now about to celebrate their tenth anniversary, BFT has persisted against the most extraordinary odds to not just confront oppression, but to create challenging and vital theatre.

Belarus: Old Masters of New Tech in Europe

Mark Hillary | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

My first impression on arriving in Minsk was astonishment. I have been to many countries in Eastern Europe and several that were behind the old Soviet Iron Curtain, so I had a preconception of what I might see, but the first thing I noticed was that the road from the airport into the city was so smooth and new, it would be a skateboarders dream surface.

The East German Marshall Plan Fund

Hamish Jenkinson | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home
Hamish Jenkinson

Trash Cuisine was a powerful and bold study of capital punishment. The message was obvious: Belarus is the only country in Europe that still carries out this barbaric act.

The Fight Against Europe's Last Dictator Continues

Sam Fisk | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Politics
Sam Fisk

In Europe there is a country failing to hold fair, free and open elections. In Europe there is a country which tortures political prisoners. In Europe there is a country with a dictator.

The Belarusian 'Clapping' Revolution

Ruth Green | Posted 11.09.2011 | Home
Ruth Green

While strikes and protests the world over have dominated much of the news this year, the Belarusians are adopting a rather unusual form of anti-government protest: clapping.