Kae Tempest

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Brit awards: all-male best artist category reveals wider music industry sickness
Out of the 71 acts eligible for the gender-neutral award, only 13 were female or non-binary. The dearth exposes the British industry’s inability to develop anyone but young men

Laura Snapes

16, Jan, 2023 @3:14 PM

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‘Adele gave us hope’: the inside story of the Brit School
Vital springboard for the likes of Adele and Amy Winehouse? Or conveyor belt for beige pop? Staff, famous alumni and critics of the Brit performing arts school consider its complicated legacy

Michael Cragg

02, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Green Man festival review – the absurd, the wonderful and the otherworldly
From the magisterial glam rock of Yves Tumor to the comedy surf-pop of Melin Melyn, Green Man froths with positivity and subversion

Sophie Walker

22, Aug, 2022 @2:28 PM

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Freedom: 50 Years of Pride review – a messy, invigorating reminder to be vigilant
The dry wit, righteous anger and boundless energy that made UK Pride such a force is powerfully captured in a documentary featuring Ian McKellen and Olly Alexander

Rebecca Nicholson

02, Jul, 2022 @8:30 PM

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On Connection by Kae Tempest audiobook review – inside the creative impulse
The performance poet narrates their first nonfiction work, mixing memoir with musings on how creativity brings people together

Fiona Sturges

13, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Kae Tempest: This Line Is a Curve review – sensitive and punchy
Dealing with themes of love and isolation, Tempest’s genre-blending fourth album is their most grounded project to date

Kadish Morris

10, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Kae Tempest: ‘I was living with this boiling hot secret in my heart’
Speaking for the first time about coming out as non-binary, the hip-hop poet and playwright recalls the pain of adolescence, and how lyricism, rapping and music provided a lifeline

Michael Segalov

12, Mar, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Kae Tempest’s Paradise among finalists for Susan Smith Blackburn prize
Tempest’s National Theatre play, Amanda Wilkin’s Shedding a Skin and Benedict Lombe’s Lava all shortlisted for major playwriting award

Chris Wiegand

31, Jan, 2022 @12:30 PM

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The week in theatre: Paradise; 2:22: A Ghost Story – review
Lesley Sharp is magnetic in Kae Tempest’s ferocious reworking of Sophocles, while Lily Allen makes a spookily quiet West End debut

Susannah Clapp

15, Aug, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Paradise review – Kae Tempest’s unruly take on Sophocles
Lesley Sharp stars in a tragedy that interrogates notions of military machismo and the performance of masculinity

Arifa Akbar

12, Aug, 2021 @12:21 PM

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‘The best summer of my life’ – Kae Tempest takes Sophocles on a gender odyssey
The writer has turned a Greek tragedy about a marooned soldier into an all-women play for the Covid era. They reveal how its creation mirrored their own journey

Kate Wyver

05, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Glastonbury: PJ Harvey, Jarvis Cocker, George Ezra and Róisín Murphy join livestream bill
A narrative by Harvey, Cocker, Michael Eavis and others will link musical performances from around the site

Laura Snapes

12, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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