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    Well Versed is edited by Jody Porter

    Thursday 1st Jun 2017

    posted by Jody Porter in Arts

  • Maeve MacKinnon: Why I'm backing Labour


    MAEVE MACKINNON Contemporary Gaelic singer and recording artist

    I COME from a family background steeped in left-wing politics and class struggle.

    World poverty, racism, inequality and meeting those who dedicate their time to combating these issues have played a huge part in...

    Thursday 1st Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Arts

  • Hannah Sawtell: Why I'm backing Labour


    HANNAH SAWTELL Artist

    On June 8, for the first time in my life, I will walk into a polling booth to vote for a manifesto of socialist policies at a general election.

    The arts communities throughout the country, especially outside of cities, can take no more cuts to access to...

    Thursday 1st Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Arts

  • Quiet Loner: Why I'm backing Labour


    QUIET LONER Singer and songwriter

    FOLLOWING the bombing at Manchester Arena, local people were raw with emotion. Of all the tributes and warm words from the local great and the good, it was a poem that really resonated with people.

    Manc poet Tony Walsh captured the feeling with...

    Thursday 1st Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Arts

  • Tony Wright: Why I'm backing Labour


    TONY WRIGHT Singer, The Hurriers

    A RECENT BBC Arena documentary describes how the Roundhouse arts centre was born out of a former railway engine maintenance building in London’s Camden.

    In 1960, in an effort to encourage greater co-operation between the arts and the...

    Thursday 1st Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Arts

  • Joe Solo: Why I'm backing Labour


    JOE SOLO Singer-songwriter

    CULTURE should challenge. It should provide a counterweight to the daily grind — an escape route, yes, but more than that it’s a signpost on the roadside of history, sometimes changing its direction and sometimes standing as testament to those who...

    Thursday 1st Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Arts

  • Attila the Stockbroker: Why I'm backing Labour


    ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER Performance poet

    THIS is the most important election of my lifetime.

    Labour has an inspirational manifesto, full of innovative, practical ideas which will reverse the Tory decimation of our communities and close the massive gulf between...

    Thursday 1st Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Arts

  • Maddy Carty: Why I'm backing Labour


    MADDY CARTY Singer and songwriter

    AS A singer and songwriter, I will be voting Labour on June 8, in the hope of protecting arts and culture in our country. Great art and the opportunity to create it should not be a privilege but a right for all.

    In the past I...

    Thursday 1st Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Arts

  • Potent Whisper: Why I'm backing Labour


    POTENT WHISPER Rapper, spoken word artist and community organiser

     

    The Art of Education (Short version)

     

    It’s not easy to quantify the benefits of art

    But I’ll give it a go for the Morning Star...

    Art...

    Thursday 1st Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Arts

  • DR JONATHAN TAYLOR: Why I'm backing Labour


    DR JONATHAN TAYLOR writer and director of the MA in Creative Writing, University of Leicester

    THE CURRENT education system, with its authoritarian targets, over-assessment, brutal competitiveness and Gradgrindian utilitarianism, has a massive effect on students’...

    Thursday 1st Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Arts


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