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Is the theatre industry really becoming diverse ?

Is the theatre industry really becoming diverse ?

Arts, Entertainment, Featured
Over the last few years, there have been several debates and discussions on making the theatre industry more diverse, in terms of its actors/actresses and behind the scenes. Lyn Gardner is one of the critics discussing the industries diversity with her most recent article, ' Theatre is embracing diversity but it's still not enough.' With the Theatre industry known for being owned by white impresarios, it has been highlighted that theatre audiences have acquired a specific demographic which consists of white middle-aged women and men. The theatre industry is trying to appeal more to a wider audience through plays such as Aladdin and the lion king which are known for having an ethnic cast, however, this still has not bridged the gap in bringing diversity to the stage. However, UK theatres...
All the times Harry Potter taught you something and you didn’t know

All the times Harry Potter taught you something and you didn’t know

Arts, Entertainment, Theatre
The actor Noma Dumezweni, best known for playing grownup Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, confessed to the BBC that the character taught her a lot in the last few years. “Until recently I didn't understand what form, energy and shape my anger could take. It felt like it came out broken,” the actor explains.  “Although generally calm and level headed, righteous and empathetic, Hermione knows how to use anger effectively when it's needed.” This has helped Noma accept her burdens and realise her boundaries. “I feel I’ve reached a point in my life where I'm finally trusting myself to know what my needs and wants are, and if those aren't met, I trust the anger I feel. It's honest.” Noma’s acknowledgement of her feelings as an individual on stage has influen
How likely is unemployment for you after graduation?

How likely is unemployment for you after graduation?

Lifestyle, Society, UK
If you are having trouble finding a part-time job while in university, or a full-time job after graduating, it may have to do with your ethnicity. A report released by the House of Commons Library shows that the unemployment rates in the UK are higher for people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups than those who identify as white. The report, done by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), suggested in a survey that people aged 16 years and older are having a harder time finding jobs due to their ethnicity. The results showed that young adults of ethnic backgrounds have higher unemployment rates than older ethnic people. People aged 16 to 24 with a Black, Pakistani or Bangladeshi background make up the majority of unemployed people. When BBC Reality ...

What they never tell you about being Asian and female in London

Culture, Lifestyle, Travel
People all over the world come to London, mesmerised by its sheer rawness of the passion, the love, the spirit.  They are blended into the traces of history and tradition lingering in every gesture of the English people and at every corner of the English streets. But sometimes we forget the diversity of cultures, minds, and voices that are interlocked in the community. Some are constantly prodded and probed to provide an explanation for their Asian looks, with basic manners and personal space hardly respected.   Women aged 18-23 from Chinese, South Korean, and Japanese heritage currently residing in London were interviewed to share their experience of living in London under these conditions. While the women did not hesitate to share their love for the city’s international cuisin
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