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Ballet | Cleopatra – enjoyable, but not quite feminist enough

5 years ago / 0 comments

Image: Bill Cooper Northern Ballet have revived their 2011 production of Cleopatra for what their Artistic Director, David Nixon, calls ‘a fresh look’. Cleopatra sees the second collaboration by David Nixon and composer Claud-Michel Schonberg (Les Miserables), and follows the eponymous queen from youth to death. Nixon clearly tried to … Read More

RADICAL: LS speaks to ex-Islamist Maajid Nawaz

6 years ago / 0 comments

Co-founder of the Quilliam Foundation, an organisation that challenges extremism, sharp-suited Maajid Nawaz is now worlds away from the torture facilities of Mubarak’s Egypt, where he found himself incarcerated in 2002 for his work with Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir. Lucy Snow talks to him about anti-Semitism, the Muslim Brotherhood and … Read More