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9 October 2019
Performing arts union Equity has launched a manifesto for a big expansion of culture provision and jobs. It calls for a massive hike in public funding, higher wages, more public ownership, and greater input from artists and communities into what gets made.
11 September 2019
Campaigning for trade union action on the climate crisis
7 March 2018
Following the exposure of appalling, systemic sexual harassment and assault in show business, entertainers' union Equity has launched a campaign.
8 November 2017
Theatre - The Cherry Orchard: Part of 'R17', a series of arts events in Wales to mark the centenary of the Russian revolution, this adaptation is worthy of the connection
1 November 2017
How did we manage to attract nearly 100 people and local press coverage to a political arts event, the 'Bad Art' Skipton exhibition?
18 October 2017
Skipton is a quiet market town better known as the 'Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales' than it is for revolution. But on 6 October, socialist artists and activists, as well as the general public, from Manchester, Lancashire and Yorkshire gathered to view a dazzling selection of work by artists loosely grouped around the 'Bad Art' project.
30 August 2017
Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed his May pledge to inject £1 billion into the arts
26 July 2017
Revolution in Russia swept away the dictatorial rule of the Tsar in February 1917. Then in October, led by the Bolshevik Party, a second revolution set up the world's first workers' state
12 July 2017
Theatre review - Ocho: The story told of bravery and the cast itself showed a brave approach to the work
31 May 2017
University management rethinks restructure: Eight fine art research staff have been made redundant, and university management has been emailing all staff offering 'voluntary redundancies'
17 May 2017
Theatre review: Ocho: Ocho tells the story of eight men from Hull who went to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Jane Thornton is a Bafta-winning playwright who has worked with local historians and relatives of the eight men to weave together this fascinating tale, not only of the men but of the wives they left behind.
12 April 2017
Artists and culture workers have backed calls for no-cuts council budgets, and cross-union campaigns against poverty pay and under-representation of oppressed groups.
28 February 2017
Guardian 'arts critic' Jonathan Jones, fresh from condemning Russia's 1917 socialist revolution, has rushed to the defence of a gallery which has been hosting 'alt-right' speakers
8 February 2017
The Russian revolution a hundred years ago is still a terrifying calamity - for billionaire thieves, warmongers and their political defenders. But for the working class, it meant a boom in living standards, freedom and imagination.
18 January 2017
The first edition of the 'Bad Art' magazine was produced in July 2016. It signalled the creation of a new project aiming to build from the ground up in working class neighbourhoods, to challenge capitalism's
18 January 2017
John Berger, 1926-2017: Berger, who has died aged 90, was one of the most influential arts and cultural critics of the last half-century. But his 'Marxism' was not fully rounded out or linked to a clear socialist programme for the fundamental change of society
9 November 2016
"Don't make a bonfire of our culture", read the PCS banner that led the 5 November demonstration against cuts and privatisation in museums and libraries. Over a thousand people marched through central London, including culture sector workers and library campaigners and a contingent of French workers organised in the CGT trade union federation.
2 November 2016
Several hundred students boycotted classes and organised a mass picket right in the middle of an open day at the Glasgow School of Art on 27 October. They were motivated by anger against cuts and demanding more facilities to "let us learn".
19 October 2016
Theatre - Dare Devil Rides to Jarama: "Adelante!" A moving, funny and inspiring account of the life of Clem 'Dare Devil' Beckett. A great feat considering the cast is just two people, but it portrays with realism dirt track races, mass protests and war.
9 March 2016
'Tinned Goods' is a new drama set in the summer of 1984 during the lead-up to the largest women's march ever to take place on British soil. It is visiting theatres around Britain from 11 March.
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