British identity and society

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The UK Drill Project review – arresting journey into demonised rap scene
With live music, video and spoken word testimony, a dramatic rap subculture energetically seizes the chance to present its own complicated story on stage

Arifa Akbar

06, Nov, 2022 @1:09 PM

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Jews. In Their Own Words review – appalling revelations in a gallop through centuries of bigotry
Jonathan Freedland has turned 180,000 words drawn from interviews into a potent verbatim play about antisemitism and the blindspots of liberal institutions. The results feel urgent – but is its remit simply too large?

Arifa Akbar

28, Sep, 2022 @10:59 PM

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Artist Rene Matić: ‘This story is about what, if anything, saves us’
At the heart of this young trailblazer’s solo show is a film following their father, Paul, a black skinhead – it is joyful, moving, and surprising

Skye Sherwin

26, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Antigone review – a poetic tragedy about modern British Muslim life
Inua Ellams updates the Sophoclean drama into a beguiling piece about faith and prejudice, and casts a suspicious eye at politicians who betray their own communities

Arifa Akbar

11, Sep, 2022 @11:57 AM

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Ingrid Pollard: Three Drops of Blood review – finding magic and myths among the ferns
Race, botany and folklore are interwoven with sublime skill by the Turner-nominated artist to explore colonial attitudes to race and Englishness

Ashish Ghadiali

06, Sep, 2022 @10:16 AM

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‘The world is my oyster’: Nicola Sturgeon on feminism, her last push for independence and life after politics
Scotland’s first minister is one of the most capable, if divisive, politicians of her era. Could her record-breaking reign conclude with the end of the union?

Libby Brooks

13, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads review – a burning portrait of racism in Britain
Two decades since the debut of Roy Williams’s play set in a pub during an England v Germany World Cup qualifier, the script is as hot as ever

Anya Ryan

27, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Grab your leopard skin, neck a prosecco, take a holibob! How ‘hun culture’ conquered the world
Did someone say beveragino? From Denise Welch to Alison Hammond, the matriarchs of British TV are storming the internet, worshipped for their camp combination of glam, grit and driftwood decor. All hail the huns! x

Michael Cragg

07, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The long road to a Black British identity | Letters
Letters: It took longer than most of us remember for ‘coloured’ people to become Black, writes Paul McGilchrist

Letters

26, Jun, 2022 @4:39 PM

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The Guardian view on diversity in the arts: continuity matters | Editorial
Editorial: Changing Arts Council priorities are raising the stakes for a sector that deserves steady support

Editorial

26, Jun, 2022 @4:38 PM

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‘An embassy of optimism’: the legendary Africa Centre rises again
Its club nights were epic – and now the sorely missed venue has reopened, injecting a whole continent’s worth of zing into a once drab London building. We take a tour

Oliver Wainwright

22, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Progressives left behind as the right wages war on woke | Letters
Letters: Andrew Dobson wants the left to reclaim the language of liberty, while Amaryllis Roy says excessive political correctness can deter many people from progressive ideas

Letters

23, May, 2022 @5:31 PM

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