When we started on this route, I hadn't anticipated such an outpouring of support and emotion, and to see how much people value the way in which arts enrich the lives of people regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or disability. It's been a real boost to have this feedback.
A short but sweet story, Outside Mullingar is a fantastic representation of Irish Heritage, and the togetherness of its neighboring community. This is a real heartfelt, 'girl next door' comedy about love that knocks at your own your doorstep.
It struck me that Miller was way ahead of his time in his critique of the American dream and capitalism. We exist inside a consumerist bubble full of false images of beauty and success where we've lost touch with what's actually important.
I think that there's a blog I could write about Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone, where I tell you that as soon as it finished I ran outside and rang my mum and told her that I loved her. But I'm not going to write that blog. I'm not doing that because I think it would sentimentalize what is an extraordinary and complex piece of theatre...
The recognition of British Asian arts couldn't have been more high profile or significant when Jude Kelly and the team at Southbank Centre decided to create an entire festival around it. Dubbed 'Alchemy', this festival reflected the celebration of British Asians' cultural contribution and moved the game on.
John Keane may have only been an official war artist for a matter of days when he was commissioned by the Imperial War Museum to record images from the Gulf War of August 1990. Yet, war, conflict and power have remained constant fascinations and resultant themes of his paintings ever since.
I agreed that having spent the previous few months spent photographing migrants in Calais I was an unlikely candidate to be asking to document the UK Independence Party and their leader Nigel Farage's 2015 election campaign, but it felt important to me to try and understand their point of view. One way or another they said yes. We all regretted it pretty quickly, but by then my limpet-like qualities had started to exert themselves; I might very well drown on the way but I was clinging on until 8 May.
One big downside of trauma and depression is that you come out of it feeling like roadkill. To give up a long standing depression is to have a signifi...
The artist took us around his favourite vintage book stores and roadside markets to show where he gets his inspiration for his witty collages. In an exclusive interview with Joe, he talks about the message behind the new collection and his life as a fully fledged artist.
Death of a Salesman is a beautiful play and The RSC version, now transferred to the West End, is a beautiful production that shows this Arthur Miller classic at its very best.
Yet here they are, in the Mary Rose Museum... 1. A Feeding Bottle Those of you who either own, know or have been a baby will recognise this as a f...
Sara Shamma is an internationally acclaimed portrait painter. Among her many awards are the BP Portrait Award 2004 and the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize South Australia 2008. She exhibited at the Florence Biennale in 2013.
As immigrants, Britain's Asians arrived in the UK with a very dislocated culture. Our parents tried desperately to keep us connected to our heritage but it proved too challenging. India was another world and our new lives were British.
Why are young people leaving Europe to fight for ISIS? They are looking for somewhere to belong.
If we want theatre to give a voice to the invisible and the marginalized, the fed up and the f****d over, then we need more theatre like this. If we want to understand that the erosion of workers' rights extends into the chipping away of their individual humanity, we need more theatre like this.
Istanbul is home to over 14million people, but at 4 or 5am on a May morning, when the sun is breaking through the midnight blue sky, there is virtually no one around. This usually chaotic and overwhelming city has a serenity and peace that is breathtaking.