Winsome Pinnock

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‘We’re so lucky to have met her’: Anna Scher’s former students on their lessons in drama and life
Anna Scher, who has died aged 78, gave acting classes to countless young people at her north London theatre school. Gary Kemp, Jake Wood, Winsome Pinnock, Trevor Laird and Ricardo P Lloyd recall a remarkable teacher

Interviews by Chris Wiegand

13, Nov, 2023 @6:51 PM

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Grunge and rap to feature in new lesson aids for music teachers in England
Curriculum resources also to include more diverse English literature texts and history topics such as ‘imperial decline’

Richard Adams Education editor

12, Oct, 2023 @4:52 PM

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Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga among this year’s Windham-Campbell prize winners
Dangarembga, American writer Margo Jefferson and British playwright Winsome Pinnock are among eight recipients of the $165,000 grants, as the award marks its 10th anniversary

Lucy Knight

29, Mar, 2022 @6:15 PM

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English exam board doubles choice of books by writers of colour
Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other amongst new books on OCR’s English literature curriculum

Sally Weale Education correspondent

16, Sep, 2021 @5:06 PM

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The week in theatre: Frozen; Rockets and Blue Lights – review
Will the West End ever let go of this glinting new adaptation of the beloved Disney film?

Susannah Clapp

12, Sep, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Rockets and Blue Lights review – radical retelling of Britain’s slavery history
A tidal wave of plotlines, ideas and characters embraces past and present in a production where playfulness meets cruelty

Arifa Akbar

03, Sep, 2021 @3:40 PM

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Salman Rushdie and Bernardine Evaristo on shortlist for more diverse UK exam texts
OCR board asks teachers to vote on books to make A-level and GCSE English courses more inclusive

Richard Adams Education editor

01, May, 2021 @8:55 AM

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Winsome Pinnock meets Jasmine Lee-Jones: 'Some UK theatres have never staged a black British play'
Two generations of playwrights on the pitfalls of colourblind casting, what sexism and racism have in common – and why the fall of Colston’s statue took their breath away

Interview by Arifa Akbar

25, Jun, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Rockets and Blue Lights review – swirling journey through black history
Winsome Pinnock’s play, responding to JMW Turner’s Slave Ship painting, is a timely contribution to the Black Lives Matter campaign

Mark Fisher

13, Jun, 2020 @9:00 PM

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On my radar: Winsome Pinnock’s cultural highlights
The British playwright on Ballet Black, Ayanna Witter-Johnson and an unmissable vegan eatery

Winsome Pinnock

15, Mar, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Better, bolder, further to go: the decade in black British theatre
The last 10 years have seen a boom for black British playwrights, actors, artistic directors and others in the industry. What has changed on and off stage – and what’s next?

Bridget Minamore

27, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Winsome Pinnock: 'I used to think we needed change – now we need a revolution'
As her 1986 drama Leave Taking is revived at the Bush, the playwright talks about the pain of being neglected, the barriers faced by writers of colour – and her new play about London

Lyn Gardner

23, May, 2018 @4:30 PM

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