Women and men call for peace and gender equality, reveals groundbreaking study on gender relations in Afghanistan

Tuesday 29 January 2019: Kabul, Afghanistan the International Men and Gender Equality Survey in Afghanistan (IMAGES Afghanistan) produced by Promundo, UN Women, and Global Affairs Canada, in collaboration with local research partners Opinion Research Center of Afghanistan (ORCA) and Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Boys Like Us – a poignant exploration of self-discovery, identity and race by 20 year old film maker Mikael Techane

20-year-old filmmaker Mikael Techane’s debut short film ‘Boys Like Us’ is an affecting journey through innocence, self-discovery, identity, race and poignantly captures the moment where the childlike naivety of youth is stripped away and a new state of self-awareness dawns. He doesn’t intend it to be … Continue reading

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‘ROSES ARE RED’ ALTERNATIVE VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS

“Roses are red, And, though I do like flowers, I ‘d rather men committed to redistributing their powers” This Valentine’s Day The Fawcett Society has partnered up with illustrator Henry James Garrett, creator of Drawings of Dogs, to create this series … Continue reading

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The 39th London Film Critics’ Circle Awards

“The ceremony was notable for the fact that virtually all of the winning films are by/and or about women” Dame Heather Rabbatts The UK’s leading film critics handed out their annual prizes on Sunday night at the 39th London Critics’ … Continue reading

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TIME’S UP X2: aiming to “double the number of women in leadership  and across other spaces where women are underrepresented”

Last night the news from the Golden Globes was that the Brits brought it home with Richard Madden, Olivia Coleman, and Ben Whishaw all swooping a coveted golden gong. At last year’s bash, countless actors transformed the red carpet by … Continue reading

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The Justice and Equality Fund, supported by TIME’S UP UK makes grants to 15 women’s organisations to tackle sexual harassment and abuse

The Fund has granted over £1.3million to support women in the UK and is backed by film industry professionals such as Emma Watson and Producer Barbara Broccoli A new round of funding has been awarded from the Justice and Equality … Continue reading

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Panto chintz lost its charm? Looking for an alternative festive theatre fix?

Then look no further than award-winning Bedtime Stories, opening this week at Dartington Live. Going to the theatre this December doesn’t have to mean dreary double-entendre from a wise-cracking dame and time-honored bits of squeaky-clean cross-dressing. If you are fatigued by … Continue reading

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“Ladies and gentlemen, we’d like to direct your attention to the on-board safety demonstration and ask that you give us your full attention…

… In the unlikely event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, alternative scenarios will be provided. Next of kin will be provided. Additional desserts will be provided. An extra pillow. Trumpets and gongs. Neither Heaven nor Hell is assured. … Continue reading

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The British Council, in association with Invisible Flock, presents first large-scale sound art installation in Qatar

105+dB recreates the roars and cheers of a football crowd through high tech sound bubble On Sunday 2 December 2018 the British Council Qatar is to unveil a mass-scale sonic installation, 105+dB, in Souq Waqif, Doha. Created by UK-based interactive … Continue reading

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Sara Mohr-Pietsch appointed Artistic Director for 2020 Dartington Summer School

The Dartington Hall Trust has announced that Sara Mohr-Pietsch will be the next Artistic Director of the Dartington International Summer School and Festival. Mohr-Pietsch will deliver her first Summer School and Festival at Dartington in 2020, following on from renowned concert pianist, Joanna MacGregor OBE, who will her curate her fifth and final festival in 2019. A … Continue reading

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