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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves


Emdad Rahman Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is not one of the most well known pantomimes, but that doesn’t faze Barking Music and Drama. They have tackled many of the lesser known panto stories over the last few years ...

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I, Daniel Blake: a must see film


Films are part of the entertainment industry – but they can also change lives. So it was in 1966 when Cathy Come Home, a BBC TV play directed by Ken Loach, exposed the ruthlessness of private landlords and how easy ...

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Fans For Diversity photos come to Oxford House


Emdad Rahman Oxford House in Bethnal Green played host to the launch of a new Fans For Diversity campaign photography exhibition. Fans For Diversity: L’Internationale showcases the work of freelance photographer Liam Aylott, who spent the duration of Euro 2016 following ...

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Glasgow Girls rewrites the asylum story


Emdad Rahman interviews Glasgow Girls director Cora Bissett. Glasgow Girls is a life-affirming, song-filled Scottish drama based on the true story of seven teenagers whose lives change forever when their school friend and her asylum-seeking family are forcibly taken from ...

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