Tag : Connie Lawfull

The Naming of Sir Philip Green: Win For Workplace Rights or Defeat For Democracy?

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The cover-up of workplace harassment by the wealthy was once again brought to the forefront of both parliamentary and public attention last week, with The Telegraph revealing that they had been prevented from sharing information concerning a leading British businessman. Ominously referring to the case as ‘The British #MeToo scandal … Read More

Is It Time We Forget About ‘The Breakfast Club’?

7 months ago / 0 comments

“How are we meant to feel about art that we both love and oppose?” This is the question put forward by actress and author Molly Ringwald in her recently published essay, and, at a time when films of the past are constantly being brought to new audiences through the popularity … Read More

Proposed Carriageworks Changes Under Scrutiny

9 months ago / 0 comments

Leeds Community Arts Network have called on the City Council to scrap proposed changes to The Carriageworks Theatre, with their chairman suggesting that such changes could “kill off” Community Arts in Leeds. Built in 2005 as a home for community arts after the closure of the Leeds Civic Theatre, Carriageworks … Read More

#MeToo

1 year ago / 0 comments

Following the allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein, the hashtag ‘MeToo’ has taken over Twitter feeds worldwide, with thousands of victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault coming forward to show how prevalent the issue really is. But who does the campaign inherently leave out? And has it only served to paper-over ... Read More

Lavinia Woodward – Unfairly Judged

1 year ago / 0 comments

An Oxford student ‘too bright’ for prison is spared jail for stabbing boyfriend’. If you’ve been active on social media over the last couple of weeks, it likely you’ve seen at least one variant of this shocking piece of news. It’s a brilliant headline really – one simple sentence that … Read More

Doomsday prep for the super rich

2 years ago / 0 comments

While many see it as a pastime exclusively reserved for the ultra-religious, and for paranoid eccentrics who wear tinfoil hats and have sheds full of canned food, preparing for doomsday is now a trend sweeping the super rich communities of New York, Silicon Valley, and beyond. Larry Hall, CEO of … Read More

The Turner Prize 2016

2 years ago / 0 comments

Gaudy, vital  and more controversial than ever, The Turner Prize is back. Writer Connie Lawfull takes us through this year‘s Turner Prize nominees.  The Turner prize shook up the art world once again in 2015, awarding the prize to Assemble, a group considered by many to be a ‘non-artist’ collective. … Read More