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To Entertainment and Beyond: The Moral Obligations of Movies

Save to My Nest We’re thrilled to have a new contributor onboard with us – Harriet Metcalfe who is a second year English literature student at Newcastle University. Here’s her take on why studios should fund films that do aim higher than entertainment, and why they are the ones with the moral obligation to do so… The …

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Rite of Passage by Leila Alaoui

Save to My Nest By Juliet Bawden www.creativecolour.org Rite of Passage is a small exhibition and the first major UK retrospective of Leila Alaoui, photographer, video artist and activist.  There are three series within this exhibition – The Moroccans (2010-2014),  Natreen ‘We wait’  (2013) and No Pasara ‘They did not pass” (2008) – together with …

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Royal Docks, London: Join the Docks

Save to My Nest The Royal Docks’ cultural programme is back; Join the Docks autumn season will take place online and across London’s historic Royal Docks between October and December 2020. Creative innovation underpins this year’s programme, which has been carefully curated to celebrate and champion the Royal Docks as well as showcase and support …

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Marilyn Stafford Exhibition : Dimbola Gallery

Save to My Nest Prior to World War II, French women of means had their clothes made to measure in the grand Maisons de Couture. Middle class women would have these models copied from the fashion magazines by their own dressmakers. In the 1950s enterprising French manufacturers found young designers and began making affordable and …

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What We’re Reading in August : The Heart’s Invisible Furies

Save to My Nest If you, like me were brought up in Ireland, then this novel will resonate. As a convent girl for all of my education, the Catholic church has played an often deeply flawed part in many lives. John Boyne’s brilliant novel begins in a church where Catherine Goggins is being cast out …

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