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The Grandson… Argentina and its’ missing people March 1, 2015 22:40

The Grandson… Argentina and its’ missing people

The Theatre for Identity “Teatro x la Identidad”, a movement that for 15 years has seen actors, directors and people from the theatrical world [...]
 
An erotic show that subverts the male gaze: UmColetivo January 19, 2015 03:47

An erotic show that subverts the male gaze: UmColetivo

The enunciation of the words is an oral expression, which also exists in sexual relations. But very often the man seems to be the [...]
 
Circolombia to return in spring January 13, 2015 01:34

Circolombia to return in spring

Following the resounding success of “Urban” in 2011, circus performance company Circolombia will bring its latest production to the London stage from the 14th [...]
 
 
The Latin American Theatre Festival comes to London October 5, 2014 00:02

The Latin American Theatre Festival comes to London

From the 10th to the 19th of October, different locations across London will embrace the work of artists from various branches of theatre.   [...]
 
Drama as therapy for victims of sexual abuse May 11, 2014 00:02

Drama as therapy for victims of sexual abuse

On the 19th of May, a play exploring themes of domestic violence will take to the stage in central London.    The play, lasting [...]
 
“Even if we lose our lives” February 23, 2014 02:33

“Even if we lose our lives”

This is the evocative title of a dramatised reading that will be performed by Amnesty International on the 28th of February, to raise awareness [...]
 
 
Theatre of working class inspiration November 10, 2013 03:19

Theatre of working class inspiration

A new version of the theatrical work “The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists” will be performed this coming 27th November. The book is considered to be a [...]
 
Marcel Marceau: the voice without sound July 21, 2013 14:45

Marcel Marceau: the voice without sound

    Born on the 22nd of March in Strasbourg, France, Marcel Marceau entered into eternal silence at the age of 87 on the [...]
 
The incomparable water puppets June 23, 2013 22:51

The incomparable water puppets

Vietnamese company Thang Long (translation: Flying Dragon), better known as the Water Puppet Theatre, is still much loved by those who have been lucky [...]
 
 
“Reel Iraq”: culture stops for no war March 3, 2013 00:01

“Reel Iraq”: culture stops for no war

From the 21st to the 25th of March, this London festival hosts a number of activities showcasing Iraq’s cultural development during the conflict that [...]
 
Do you hear the people sing?  One Day More January 27, 2013 20:00

Do you hear the people sing? One Day More

Recently Tom Hooper’s stunning adaptation of Victor Hugo’s incredible novel ‘Les Miserables’, has brought to light that despite significant technological changes, social issues have [...]
 
The other Hamlet January 20, 2013 22:35

The other Hamlet

William and Tommy Jessop fight to make the documentary of a play, starring young people with Down syndrome or learning disabilities. Text by Olga [...]
 
 
Bataklan: education through theatre January 20, 2013 19:20

Bataklan: education through theatre

In Colombia, Bataklan are breaking with tradition by teaching artistic subjects to move children away from violence and educate them with values such as [...]
 
Ernesto Sevilla and his “Coconut Monologues” November 25, 2012 20:17

Ernesto Sevilla and his “Coconut Monologues”

This actor, director, scriptwriter and producer debuts his show in London on the 29th of November. “Coconut Monologues”, the latest production by Ernest Sevilla, [...]
 
Bridging the cultural divide November 5, 2012 00:01

Bridging the cultural divide

A London-based group uses different mediums to accent the impact Spanish-speaking artists in every form have made on a grand scale. The Latin American [...]
 
 
 

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  • Culture, Listings, Multiculture, Our People, Visual Arts Malika Sqalli: home and identity

    Malika Sqalli: home and identity

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    The man of the flame

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