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Humanity, from Artworks to Zebrafish

London’s latest permanent gallery exhibition, Being Human, is strong on questions but light on answers.
from Daniel Nelson on Sep 10, 2019.

Bringing back Namibia’s stolen moments

A delightful exhibition, 'Stolen Moments: Namibian Music History Untold', originated with the discovery of a pop record in a public broadcaster’s collection “which raised questions but not much information”.
from Daniel Nelson on Aug 11, 2019.

A Durban shop - where the local is global

'Reoca Light' is a slice of South African life, a slice of Indian life, a slice of a migrant family’s life, a slice of ethnic minority life, a slice of family life.
from Daniel Nelson on Aug 3, 2019.

Hellish deportation journey to a home from home

Alec Herrero (31, Latino, young-ish looking, ex-military) thinks it’s a routine deportation assignment when he tracks down Gracie Reyes (23, Chicana, small, striking, physically fragile) in a hospital bed in Kentucky.
from Daniel Nelson on Jul 15, 2019.

At last, a British Vietnamese play

The first full-length British-Vietnamese play, Summer Rolls, has been a long-time in the making.
from Daniel Nelson on Jun 24, 2019.

A horror show about the politics of our time

Never has terrorism been so much fun. In 'Kill Climate Deniers', eco-terrorists storm Australia's Parliament House during a Fleetwood Mac concert and threaten to kill the audience.
from Daniel Nelson on Jun 9, 2019.

Jason, Mohammed and Medea: the re-telling of an ongoing tragedy

The first century play 'Medea' is a Roman tragedy with a Greek subject. Its latest incarnation, 'Blueprint Medea', is a 90-minute drama about Iraqis, Kurds and Brits.
from Daniel Nelson on May 26, 2019.

Jamaica and Britain: which is the smaller island?

Jamaica and Britain: a small island that’s big in the eyes of its Caribbean neighbours, and a big power painfully shrinking to a smaller global role.
from Daniel Nelson on May 18, 2019.

What happens when Cath doesn't look away

Suddenly there’s a spurt of dramas (and in the case of 'Home' on TV, comedies) about refugees who emerge from vehicles to find themselves in Britain.
from Daniel Nelson on May 9, 2019.

Citizen of nowhere?

If lazy rhetoric about Britain's unique qualities stick in your craw ("Fifty years on from now, Britain will still be the country of long shadows on cricket grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers and pools fillers"), treat yourself to 'Status'.
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 25, 2019.