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
30 November 2018
Accessibility and the theatre: what’s the problem?
For some of us, going to the theatre is an enjoyable experience, and the only thing we have to worry about is the quality of the performance. However, members of the audience who are D/deaf or disabled can't even be guaranteed their needs will be accommodated.
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
30 October 2018
Who are Shape Arts and what's the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive all about?
Sarah Welsh catches up with David Hevey, Shape’s CEO, and two artists playing their part in a heritage story that’s both a global first and a major coup for Britain.
3 October 2018
How to get your music heard from Chris Hill
Chris Hill, professional flautist and composer, shares his top tips for getting your music heard when you're trying to kick start your career. Check out this interview with Chris Hill to find out more about him.
26 September 2018
Tackling university when you have Asthma
Starting university and becoming independent, living in halls or at home, can be a very scary and overwhelming process. But for people with asthma it can be a little bit scarier at times.
17 September 2018
Five tips for using art to change the world from activist theatre troupe BP or Not BP?
Thinking of using art and creativity to make the world a better place? Here are a few tips from Danny of BP or Not BP? to get you started.
3 September 2018
Consent on campus: what you need to know
Consent should be a priority for every single student, and awareness is the key.
31 August 2018
‘The Lady doth protest too much, methinks.’
Gender swapping leading roles in Shakespeare could be the key for ensuring modern theatre is allowing women their chance in the spotlight.
28 August 2018
No, people with invisible illnesses aren't trying to steal parking spaces
There seems to be a misguided belief that people with autism or mental health difficulties want to cheat the system by getting a blue badge. I've never heard anything so laughable.
28 August 2018
Why we shouldn't be so excited about the Fox/Disney merger
Whilst the crossover possibilities are both exciting and endless, the future isn't all fun here.
18 August 2018
Rosie Jones: Fifteen Minutes
Rosie Jones’ Fifteen Minutes is a thrilling hour full of endless surprises, obscene jokes and witty social commentary.
14 August 2018
Beyond ‘Curious Incident’, New Narratives of Autism by David Hartley
There’s a saying in the autism community: “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” There’s a serious humour at the heart of it, a wilful contradiction of logic spoken with an eyebrow raised that asks for change. It speaks to the frustration felt by autistic individuals who have seen the story of their identity told through harmful medical hypothesising, misguided neurotypical guesswork and deeply entrenched stereotyping – and usually by people who are not autistic.
7 August 2018
Interview with Outside
We catch up with the team at Clay Party, stars of brand-new dramedy, Outside, produced in association with the Pleasance Trust, currently at Edinburgh Fringe!
4 August 2018
How to Promote Your Art on Instagram
A few tips for promoting your artwork on Instagram from up and coming artist Tolu Dada.
26 July 2018
We are still failing to provide equal gender rights and female representation
8 out of 10 Cats produced an all-female show for the centenary of female suffrage. Why has it taken so long for an all-female panel show to be considered!
23 July 2018
Online activism and accessibility
With passion for activist causes growing in a world focused on physical direct action, how can people with disabilities have their voices heard online and offline?
19 July 2018
How Generation Z made genre irrelevant in music
Having access to such a variety of music at our fingertips has changed the way we listen to and create music, with genres being too constrictive for the digital age