City of Sanctuary or City of Dreams? Conversations with Madani Younis and the events of Carthage.

I have been lucky enough over the past couple of weeks to be involved with the discussion going on at Freedom Studios around their new show The City of Dreams Both Madani (Artistic Director) and Omar (Associate Director) have some sharp ideas, and a few sessions of throwing narrative ideas around have taught me […]

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The Eighties Revival And Idiot Boots

Say hello to the smooth dazzling veneer of the retro future 1980’s.  Electro pop acts are at the top of the charts and leggings are OK to wear in public.  Shocking. If you thought leggings were a bad 80’s fad to bring back, wait till you see people wearing these shoes. With fashions such as […]

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Thoughts on Writing Hurr

The story of Hurr is based on the narration of the story of the third Imam of Shia’ Muslims, Hussein.  For the Shia’, the story of the death of Hussein and the murder of his family means the physical victory of tyranny over justice, at the same time as it does the eventual and ultimate victory […]

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Fashionable Cynicism and the Politics of Despair

It may shock younger people to learn that there was a time when people believed in politics.  For better or worse, most people in this country believed that through a variety of political means (parliamentary or otherwise) society could be changed, for the better.  At some point, this ceased to be the case. Now, people […]

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