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Merryville: Dominic Garfield Talks About HighRise's Grime Concept-Concert

It’s 2020. Since the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, dodgy politics, austerity and civil unrest have left the streets of London in turmoil. A new coalition between the Conservatives and UKIP has driven house prices to an all-time high. Two local rappers (Dr Green Fingers & Dustin Roads) find themselves in the last ‘affordable’ housing block in London and reflect upon the last ten years' of politics that brought them to this point.

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Shake It Up Baby: Robert Pacitti on SPILL Festival 2016

Now recognised as one of the world’s premier artist-led festivals of radical live work, the largest SPILL Festival to date runs from this Wednesday to Sunday. Having previously taken place at venues including the Barbican, Southbank and National Theatre, its home is now in Ipswich. Here festival creator and curator Robert Pacitti tells us why you don’t want to miss it.

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