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Jun
21
Writing as an act of Resistance

Writing as an act of Resistance

Across the world, in this moment, people are stepping up and standing in defence of the land they live on, the waters they live with and each other’s rights to freely be.
15 min read
Jun
17
Deepfakes and Democracy

Deepfakes and Democracy

A DEEPFAKE IS A piece of media: a photograph, an audio clip, a video that has been synthetically generated using computational power to provide a convincing depiction of a well-known person making a statement or action that is damaging to themselves, their reputation or their platform.
9 min read
May
26
“The Power of Radical Kindness” — Witch at NeoAncients Review

“The Power of Radical Kindness” — Witch at NeoAncients Review

The witch has held a place firmly in our imagination for centuries - from whispered warnings in folklore to pop-culture driven heights.
5 min read
May
26
A pink, white & blue Trans flag with the cover of the Cass Review over it.

“Paradoxes of Danger” — the Cass Review and its implications for trans youth

As a community that acts to subvert and resist toxic gender norms and ways of relating, trans youth are being exploited by political powers for their own broader destructive ends.
15 min read
May
24
Reflections on Subculture: NeoAncients

Reflections on Subculture: NeoAncients

It’s the final day of the Subculture festival hosted by the Sub rooms - this year’s theme: “Neo-Ancients”. At a time when pre-Christian, Pagan and folk culture is rearing its head from the misty hills of history, this is an exploration into how and why.
15 min read
May
24
“Everybody in the Place” — Jeremy Deller at NeoAncients Review

“Everybody in the Place” — Jeremy Deller at NeoAncients Review

Jeremy Deller has a way of speaking that makes you feel comfortable, interested, informed and entertained all at the same time.
3 min read
May
19
NeoAncients - the interview

NeoAncients - the interview

It would have been hard to miss the drumming, or the sound of singing, but the keen eyed would also have spotted a circle marked out in salt, an altar, containing a figurine of a cotswold british-romano goddess: Cuda.
13 min read
May
09
Local protests against Israel's invasion of Rafah escalate

Local protests against Israel's invasion of Rafah escalate

On Tuesday, 14th May, scores of protestors turned out at MP Siobhan Baillie’s office in a strong showing to hold the MP accountable for their continued support for Israel’s genocide in Gaza & to demand a ceasefire.
9 min read
May
03
Mums on the Run

Mums on the Run

Many parents in Stroud are ditching cars for the daily school run in favour of electric cargo bikes that can carry smaller passengers. We caught up with Iszi who has done just this to find out why
12 min read
Apr
30
Stroud Elections Focus: Liberal Democrats

Stroud Elections Focus: Liberal Democrats

George James is interviewed by Laurie Davies George James is the new leader of the Liberal Democrats group on Stroud
10 min read