Arts & Culture

Conduit for Culture: August 2020

An insight into the future of democracy, an immersive sonic experience and a book that will inspire you to take action: here are some of the cultural offerings getting us excited this August.

Publishing must decolonise

Layla Mohamed, Editorial Assistant at Cassava Republic Press, explains why steps towards diversifying publishing fail to address the systemic problems in an industry that has always centred whiteness.

Conduit for Culture: Pride 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused planned Pride parades across the globe to be postponed, there are still plenty of ways to stay engaged, get educated and show your support for LGBTQ+ rights. From forgotten classics to new releases, here’s what’s been inspiring us this month.

Conduit for Culture: May 2020

The days are getting lighter and the weather is getting warmer – but we still need something to keep us entertained during long lockdown evenings! From adaptations of smash-hit books to hard-hitting theatre, this is what we’re watching, reading and listening to in May.

A Modern Pilgrimage: Art and Wellbeing

Conduit member and Goldsmiths University student Alastair Davey reflects on the psychological and spiritual power of works of art and the buildings that house them.

Conduit for Culture: #StayHome Edition

In this bumper edition of our regular Conduit for Culture series, we’ve collated all the books, podcasts, shows, films and (virtual) exhibitions that have been inspiring, entertaining and uplifting us during these challenging times.

Conduit for Culture: March 2020

From an absorbing legal thriller to an audio exploration of Britain’s colonial past, these are the books, albums, films, podcasts and exhibitions we can’t wait to check out this month.

LGBT History Month: Five LGBTQ+ Writers to Know

So often when we celebrate LGBTQ+ writers we look to the past, referencing familiar names such as William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson or Oscar Wilde. While it’s always worth revisiting their words, we think it’s time that we familiarise ourselves with some of the many living writers from the LGBTQ+ community. With that in mind, here are five living LGBT writers from the UK whose work you should explore this LGBT History Month.

Conduit for Culture: February 2020

From the films garnering Oscar buzz to the podcast making us rethink our opinions of Don Draper, these are some of the cultural highlights we’re looking forward to this month.

Treat Yourshelf: Why I Joined The Conduit’s Book Club

Sharon Garfinkel shares what inspired her to sign up for the Conduit Book Club and gives her impressions of Zadie Smith’s short story collection, ‘Grand Union’.

5 Things to Know About Día de los Muertos

The Mexican festival Día de Muertos will be celebrated this weekend! To get yourself in the mood, here are five things to know about this vital cultural event.

No Fame, No Gain?

What does a healthy, productive and genuinely advantageous celebrity-charity partnership look like? We asked Chiwetel Ejiofor and Afam Onyema…

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Fatima Bhutto: “You have to understand how much pain someone must be in to go to war against the world”

‘How far would you run to escape your life?’. So asks the back cover of ‘The Runaways’, the second novel by…