Month: August 2013

Guest post: The power of protest

With a memorial planned for the 200th anniversary in August 2019, The Peterloo Massacre is an atrocity that should never be forgotten. This guest post from J. T. Rattray reflects on an edition of The Culture Show about Maxine Peake's performance of Shelley's landmark poem on Peterloo at Manchester's International Festival last month ...

Theatre at EdFringe

Over the past few weeks, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has been in full flow and The F-Word has reviewed some of the theatre on offer. Alyson Macdonald, Cathy...

Fatherhood is a feminist issue

Imagine a situation where a woman defies her husband to smuggle political dissidents out of the country, putting her own and his life at risk, but it doesn't even occur to her to ask him to share the household chores by doing a bit of washing up. ...