British identity and society

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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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‘I don’t want to be a little Englander’ – Cornelia Parker on BP, bombs and becoming a German
She is a politically charged artist whose work can be literally explosive. Ahead of a huge show, Parker talks about ‘cartoon violence’, recreating a corridor in Parliament – and why she may apply for German citizenship

Nadia Khomami

10, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘I was shamed for having my son but I stood up for my choices’: Shobna Gulati and her son Akshay look back
The actors talk about working together, their special bond, and getting rid of the reins

Harriet Gibsone

23, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘Our gateway to British food and culture’: the nostalgic power of school dinners
Novelist Shahnaz Ahsan on growing up with jam roly-poly, apple crumble and sticky toffee pudding

Shahnaz Ahsan

20, Mar, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘People want me to say I’m alienated’: Ingrid Pollard on art, race and landscape
The artist on the important places in her life, the rise of British Black art in the 1980s – and being inspired by Steve Redgrave’s Olympics success

Ashish Ghadiali

20, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Into the metaverse: my plan to level up broadcasting – with the 3D internet and a Blackpool ‘queercoaster’
From a dome celebrating smog-free Sheffield to a rollercoaster ride through Blackpool’s LGBTQ+ past, presenter and historian David Olusoga reveals how cutting edge tech can show us a new Britain

David Olusoga

16, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘My film language? Sega and Nintendo’ – Larry Achiampong brings a gamer’s pizzazz to the gallery
From Robertson’s racist jam jars to murderous old ballads, the British-Ghanaian artist tackles notions of empire and belonging – with a gamer’s eye. He talks about his epic new film, a voyage through post-Brexit Britain

Andrew Male

14, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Warsan Shire talks to Bernardine Evaristo about becoming a superstar poet: ‘Beyoncé sent flowers when my children were born’
One is a breakout poet, the other is a Booker-winning champion of Black talent. They swap notes on class, impostor syndrome and the day pop’s biggest star came knocking

Ellen E Jones

26, Feb, 2022 @9:45 AM

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The British public won't swallow the Tories' half-baked 'war on woke' | Jon Allsop
We can see through Oliver Dowden’s US-style bluster as a mere distraction from the country’s real problems, says journalist Jon Allsop

Jon Allsop

17, Feb, 2022 @3:30 PM

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