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.
Arts & Culture
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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I cried in The Conduit this week. I have enough vulnerability to cry in public nowadays but I don’t tend to…