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‘Dancing kept me sane’: how black British youth found a home in northern soul
From winning dance competitions to confronting Nazis, black veterans of the 70s soul all-nighters share their stories – and counter the idea that the movement was exclusively white

Lanre Bakare

26, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Arinzé Kene on playing Bob Marley: ‘You can’t just sit back and enjoy my work. I want you to be challenged’
The actor and playwright is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting faces of British theatre. Now he’s stepping into the shoes of Bob Marley in the new West End musical Get Up, Stand Up!

Lanre Bakare

25, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Nicki Minaj: rarely a dull moment for the outspoken rapper
Her anti-vaxx stance came to the notice of Chris Whitty this week, but her feuds and anti-racist statements have long been known to her fanbase

Lanre Bakare

15, Sep, 2021 @3:48 PM

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Design Museum to host major Amy Winehouse retrospective
Amy: Beyond the Stage will be first such UK exhibition on singer’s life, coming 10 years after her death

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

14, Sep, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Artist who explores obsession with tech wins Deutsche Börse prize
Chinese artist Cao Fei, whose work was described as gripping and prescient, wins one of the most prestigious prizes in photography

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

09, Sep, 2021 @6:55 PM

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Science Museum to remove climate placard from Shell-sponsored show
Student group says placard’s inclusion in Our Future Planet exhibition is attempt to greenwash oil company

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

09, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘Huskisson defended slavery’: audio work recalls toppling of Liverpool statue in 1982
Work by Harold Offeh sheds light on pulling down of William Huskisson statue in aftermath of Toxteth riots

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

03, Sep, 2021 @1:18 PM

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Collector buys fake Banksy NFT for £244,000
Collector known as Pranksy has cryptocurrency returned after what appeared to be elaborate hoax

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

01, Sep, 2021 @1:02 PM

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‘We’re not just passing through’: how photographer Vanley Burke immortalised black Britain
Raised in Jamaica, Burke has spent half a century documenting the lives of black people in Birmingham, from parties and weddings to funerals and anti-racist marches. And his work is far from over

Lanre Bakare

12, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Peaceophobia: Muslim men who love their modified motors
Mistaken for drug dealers? Monitored by police? A new play set in a Bradford car park weaves stories of everyday racism, faith and petrolheads

Lanre Bakare

11, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Winners of Wellcome Photography Prize 2021 announced
Lockdown knitting self-portrait and images of Indonesian transgender women win first place

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

28, Jul, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Cuts to art subjects funding ‘walk us back 60 years’, says artist Helen Cammock
UK’s decision to slash subsidy is designed to stifle criticism from artists, Turner prize winner says

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

28, Jul, 2021 @10:33 AM

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