Posts Tagged: class

Whose story? Working class women on screen: a discussion at the BFI

I recently led a panel discussion in the BFI’s Reuben Library, in which actor Valerie Edmond, film programmer Tega Okiti, and writer and researcher Thirza Wakefield discussed depictions of working class women and girls on screen, asking: what makes a working class

Whose story? Working class women on screen: a discussion at the BFI

I recently led a panel discussion in the BFI’s Reuben Library, in which actor Valerie Edmond, film programmer Tega Okiti, and writer and researcher Thirza Wakefield discussed depictions of working class women and girls on screen, asking: what makes a working class

A radical vision in east London: an article about Four Corners & Camerawork for Sight & Sound

I wrote about the radical history of collaborative filmmaking and community photography at the Four Corners workshop and Camerawork in Bethnal Green for Sight & Sound.

A radical vision in east London: an article about Four Corners & Camerawork for Sight & Sound

I wrote about the radical history of collaborative filmmaking and community photography at the Four Corners workshop and Camerawork in Bethnal Green for Sight & Sound.

Political Capital from Embittered Youth: a review of Tish Murtha at the Photographer’s Gallery for frieze

What do pictures of 1970s Tyneside tells us about Britain now? A survey of Tish Murtha’s work at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, shows the compassion and conviction of the late documentary photographer.

Political Capital from Embittered Youth: a review of Tish Murtha at the Photographer’s Gallery for frieze

What do pictures of 1970s Tyneside tells us about Britain now? A survey of Tish Murtha’s work at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, shows the compassion and conviction of the late documentary photographer.

A Holiday From Reality: an essay on women and social realism for Sight & Sound

The kitchen sink films of the 1950s and the social realist tradition of Ken Loach have come to define British working-class cinema, but since the 90s women have been key to reimagining its range. 

A Holiday From Reality: an essay on women and social realism for Sight & Sound

The kitchen sink films of the 1950s and the social realist tradition of Ken Loach have come to define British working-class cinema, but since the 90s women have been key to reimagining its range. 

Ways of Listening: an interview with Nell Dunn for Boundless

Why did Nell Dunn, the daughter of an earl, choose to write about working-class lives? In this interview she reflects back on her seminal book, Talking to Women (1964), and the unheard voices she recorded in it.

Ways of Listening: an interview with Nell Dunn for Boundless

Why did Nell Dunn, the daughter of an earl, choose to write about working-class lives? In this interview she reflects back on her seminal book, Talking to Women (1964), and the unheard voices she recorded in it.

The rewriting of Andrea Dunbar’s story: an essay for Another Gaze journal

I’m really excited to have an essay on Andrea Dunbar published in the beautiful feminist film journal, Another Gaze.  

The rewriting of Andrea Dunbar’s story: an essay for Another Gaze journal

I’m really excited to have an essay on Andrea Dunbar published in the beautiful feminist film journal, Another Gaze.  

‘Rita, Sue and Bob Too’ at the Royal Court: a blog for the LRB

I wrote about the Royal Court’s (revoked) decision to cancel their production of Andrea Dunbar’s play, Rita, Sue and Bob Too. This piece was originally published on the London Review of Books blog.   Her career began with a school

‘Rita, Sue and Bob Too’ at the Royal Court: a blog for the LRB

I wrote about the Royal Court’s (revoked) decision to cancel their production of Andrea Dunbar’s play, Rita, Sue and Bob Too. This piece was originally published on the London Review of Books blog.   Her career began with a school