Multi-award winning writer, comedian and activist Josie Long is currently on tour with her eighth solo show, Something Better. Josie also co-founded the charity Arts Emergency to help low-income students get a head start in the arts world through a mentoring program. I caught her for a chat about being optimistic, making a difference, and jellyfish.
David Jubb is artistic director of Battersea Arts Centre. Here, he writes for Run Riot, on the responsibility of the press in such challenging times, and the return of theatre activism.
Why is Battersea Arts Centre doing a season about Cash, Capitalism and Corporations?
From 1-5pm on Sunday 26 February artist Katy Baird is inviting an audience to come and spend some time chatting with her inside Hurwundeki in Hackney Central whilst beauty industry professionals will wax, pluck, paint, attach and inject her body in order to help Katy achieve a brand new look for herself.
Photo: Estela Oliva.
I have always been slightly obsessed with hair, mainly facial hair since I was a kid. My father was a pilot in Kenya, East Africa and fittingly, he had a huge handlebar moustache. I used to sit on the end of his bed and watch him brush, twiddle and oil the long curvy hair that was his pride and joy.
Q&A with Deeper Into Movies founder Steven T Hanley: “I dont believe in showing anything that’s done with a smirk”
Is there anything better than heading out to the cinema on an overcast, winter’s day, knowing exactly when you’re going to laugh at every off-beat punchline?