Past debates

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Are the arts still 'male, pale and stale'?

Sunday 17 May 2015

The arts are influenced by culture, but they can also create change in that culture. Creative people live and work within the society which they also question and examine.

As we opened our new season of plays, programmed around the idea of the 'outsider', we discussed whether our society is accurately represented in our cultural scene. Are the arts in Britain questioning the status quo, and how?

Erica Whyman is joined by Kerry Michael (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Amerah Saleh (spoken word artist), Jenny Sealey (Graeae Theatre Company) and Susan Stockwell (contemporary artist).

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