Voicebox: Editors' Picks
We are incredibly proud of the community we have built up on Voice, and the great range of content that gets published. You might not know this, but the team reads everything that gets uploaded to the website, even if we don't comment. And while we do have the ability to promote content to the homepage, it's all too soon before it gets replaced with another fantastic piece.
So, we have created a Voicebox where all the amazing content from our users can be forever memorialised. If we find something that we particularly enjoy, you can bet it's going to end up in this Voicebox and shared on social media!
Image: Brad Wilmot
28 March 2022
Alternative Careers in the Theatre Industry
Owning the spotlight on stage is not the only way to be a part of the rich history of theatre. Consider a career of the heroes behind the curtain who are there from the first finished script, to cleaning up the roses on closing night, and everything in between.
14 January 2021
How to be a self-employed (freelance) creative
Emrys answers a few questions about being self employed. There's advice about doing tax returns, getting work and what insurance types mean. And answers to several other questions. So if you're starting out in the big bad world of work or becoming a self employed individual for the first time - this article is to help you get going and through your first tax return.
20 December 2020
A travelling pantomime and a real life local melodrama: Meet Tom Bird
Executive director of York Theatre Royal talks travelling pantomimes, the arts post-covid and being the target of online abuse.
19 November 2020
The New Vic: Establishing community through the power of theatre
I explore the historic nature of the New Vic theatre and how it is rooted in the community, and what work the theatre is doing to reach out.
9 November 2020
Videogames are an artform, and deserve to be recognised as such
When a new artform is unleashed into the world, the gatekeepers of culture often downplay that new form's status as 'art'. Videogames are often dismissed as mere entertainment. But like cinema and opera, they are an accomplished hybrid for of art.
20 October 2020
Noted: Symphonie fantastique
A dance with death.
5 October 2020
Punishments in school: archaic and unhelpful?
Do detentions, suspensions and isolation change behaviour or are they just a reflection of a British ‘justice’ system that seeks to punish rather than reform?
5 October 2020
I used Twitter’s API to find out what people thought of LNOP’s new Jerusalem
Using a bit of coding know-how and an unhealthy relationship with spreadsheets, I try and get an idea of what Twitter thought of Errollyn Wallen's new arrangement of the classic hymn Jerusalem by Sir Hubert Parry. Twitter did not seem impressed...
2 October 2020
The Tiger King of Wales
Before there was Joe Exotic, two eccentric twins set up Wales' first zoo in 1960. Their wild adventures with magnificent animals make Netflix’ Tiger King look tame.
11 August 2020
Sleeping Beauties: British theatres have been left to rot
Two parallel communities fight to save their forgotten theatres. From bingo to backstage toilet buckets, both theatres have a rich history that may well just save their future.
9 April 2020
On the frontlines: talking to a NHS doctor
I sat my dad down on his evening off to have an in-depth chat about what it’s like working in the hospital at the moment.
3 April 2020
Women who have changed the way we view film and television
Whilst stuck at home in isolation, there is more time than ever to look into topics you find intriguing. For me, one of these topics is how women have shaped film and TV as we know it.
20 March 2020
How to experience culture when in isolation
Being stuck at home doesn’t mean you have to miss out on rich cultural experiences
17 February 2020
Sharing genetic data: Henrietta Lacks and the question of informed consent
In 1951 Henrietta Lacks unknowingly donated her cells to cancer research, unaware that they would both save lives and provoke fierce debate over what constitutes ethical medical research.
9 January 2020
The nursing shortage: ‘I could earn more at Aldi’
With two young children, the story of full-time nurse Beverley Penman having to resort to a food bank was all over the press. Despite keeping the country alive, Beverley was struggling to keep her family life from crumbling, and her story isn't unique. How did we get here, and how can we fix it?
6 January 2020
Top 10 visual artworks of the decade
From photography to street-art and paintings that challenge the norm, we’re taking a look at the most provocative visual art of the last decade.
5 January 2020
Top 10 TV shows of the decade
Spoiler alert: Game of Thrones is not on this list.
4 January 2020
Top 10 albums of the decade
10 years of changing music tastes... not all of it was cringey!