The outspoken film director renowned for his social-realist directing style, his socialist beliefs, and for turning down an OBE, talks to Amy Hall.
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Once on the FBI’s ‘most wanted’ list, the civil rights activist has no intention of slowing down. She talks to Frank Barat about her inspiration.
The veteran journalist talks to Libby Powell about the dearth of tweeting Tuaregs, reporting war crimes and the scourge of guinea worm.
Filed in: Media
Inspiration, fears, and being drawn to Birmingham.
Indian shortlisted Booker prize author speaks to Amy Hall about inspiration (overrated) and constructing an off-world station for gun-lovers.
The renowned primatologist speaks to Sian Griffiths about hens, chimps and the indomitable human spirit.
Filed in: Animals
One of the greatest Arab poets of our time speaks to Giedre Steikunaite about creativity and consciousness.
The artists from hip-hop group Foreign Beggars on street-rooted storytelling and why they won’t dumb down their music.
Successful actor and would-be human rights lawyer Juliet Stevenson on the disgrace of locking up children, and the importance of good-story-telling.
The Faithless guitarist tells Giedre Steikunaite why all music is political.
Filed in: Music
The children’s author, poet and playwright reflects on London riots and the Pied Piper.
Filed in: Fiction