Voicebox: Identity and Equality
We believe that the arts, and society as a whole, is better when it is diverse. Better representation, equal opportunities, and a voice for everyone should be an expectation, not a pipe dream. There should be more accurate depictions of LGBTQ+ relationships on screen, more BAME talent celebrated in award ceremonies, and more access for disabled people in theatre. People should be able to see themselves represented and acknowledged in society. Our differences are what make us the same, and we should cherish that, and build upon it to make a better world for all.
3 June 2019
Limits to access in theatre: the disabilities that aren’t covered
Access in theatre has come a long way from where it began. However, it’s now viewed as a problem that has been solved, but there is still a very long way to go.
3 May 2019
Why are so few film directors female?
Only 4% of studio directors are female, why is the film industry like this and what can be done to change it?
12 April 2019
Why has the music industry struggled to achieve true equality?
5 Seconds of Summer's recent collaboration with The Chainsmokers got me thinking about systematic problems within the music industry that make true equality hard to reach.
20 February 2019
Are Woman Sexualised In Music Videos?
Gold Arts Award Unit 1 Part D
27 November 2018
Kiki with Drag Queens : Rascals review
Review of Rascals' show from Nov. 16th. Description of three acts. London.
21 November 2018
More than just a drag queen
Short feature on a 21-year-old student who works as a drag queen.
Matthew Perry works as a host in a nightclub, where he dresses as a drag queen named Tequila Addams. His drag persona is very unique as he paints eccentric designs on his face rather than just a traditional drag queen make up. He taught himself to make these amazing facial art looks.
Nowadays, we see a lot of drag queen performers on mainstream media, but we do not see the hard working side of a drag queen trying to break into the industry. Matthew stands out because he juggles his life between his fashion management studies at the University of the Arts London and his nightlife work as Tequila Addams.
12 November 2018
Interview with Edward Bains, documentary filmmaker
Journalism and documentary filmmaking student at the University of Sussex talks about his latest project that explores the changes to LGBT venues in the UK
25 September 2018
Sexism and the Music Industry
Is sexism within the music industry completely overlooked and are we doing enough to inspire women to take part in the arts?
12 September 2018
Interview with Norwich Pride
Norwich Pride celebrated its 10th anniversary this year and we spoke to Nick O'Brien, who helped start it. This interview was conducted at the end of July.
28 August 2018
A hilarious and heartwarming show filled with sparkles, sass and a serious message
20 August 2018
Denim: The Reunion Tour
A joyous, harmonious, sexy celebration of being yourself
5 August 2018
Taking inspiration from the 2017 #MeToo movement, this piece of new writing is performed by solo-artist Tom Ratcliffe.
10 July 2018
London Pride 2018
London’s annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community was as spectacular, vibrant and vital as ever.
9 July 2018
The Dark Side of LGBT
Whilst Pride season is all fun and games, it creates a mask that hides the issues that exist within the LGBTQ+ community.
6 July 2018
Love and Pride
Writer and composer Ian Tucker-Bell writes about his changed opinions regarding Pride
6 July 2018
Interview with Ian Tucker-Bell, The Orange Works
Writer and composer Ian Tucker-Bell talks about his new show Trans Pennine, accessibility in the creative sector for LGBTQ+, and offers some advice to those who want to take a show up to Edinburgh Festival Fringe
28 June 2018
Dirty Computer - Janelle Monáe
With Dirty Computer, Monáe challenges the status quo in terms of music, sex and sexuality.
3 April 2018
Modern feminist role models for girls
A list of 5 of the best role models for encouraging feminism in young girls, in celebration of Women’s History Month- looking out for the icons of the future.