Filmmaker and spoken word poet Lissi Simpson on her new film Mėxed

As part of her Masters at Salford University, filmmaker and spoken word poet Lissi Simpson created Mėxed. The short film combines poetry and dance to explore mixed-race people’s relationships with the word ‘frizzy’ and draws on her own experience as a bi-racial British-Jamaican woman. I caught up with Simpson ahead of the film’s screening at…

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Change of scene: Supporting emerging artists with Guts Gallery and Short Supply

In-person exhibitions, international travel and reliance on zero-hour contracts are unsustainable foundations for the traditional gallery model. The pandemic has highlighted their fragility. As the restrictive realities of multiple lockdowns set in, belt-tightening measures were implemented by those at the top of large arts organisations whilst the lowest-paid staff – and countless freelancers – were…

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