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South Wales Argos :Enough Is Enough ‘They deliver a vibrant energy that is raw, real and emotionally charged, crossing paths with surrealism and storytelling’

BE AWARE Productions debut tour Enough is Enough opened with a sold-out preview performance at Newport’s Barnabas Arts House on Tuesday evening.

Written by Meltem Arikan and directed by Memet Ali Alabora, the production features four female cast members, Maddie Jones, Pınar Öğün, Francesca Dimech and Emma Daman Thomas who make up members of a band. The band however have all been affected by and dealing with the trauma of sexual abuse.

There is no easy way of addressing the subject matter, but the show takes on the form of an intimate gig allowing the characters to bare their souls as they discuss and sing about their lost childhoods while subjected to variations of sexual. Domestic, violent and verbal abuse…

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The ICAC Art Contest attracts truly special Art

 Participants from all over the world are trying their luck with the most interesting Art Contest of this year: ICAC Art Contest for emerging and established artists.

The prizes are surprisingly generous considering the benefits they can give to a contemporary artist: visibility, stature and  huge promotional opportunities.
From the first prize consisting of a hardback book entirely conceived on the artistic career of the winner to the exhibition of a work at the prestigious London Art Biennale 2017; from an image of the artwork published on the official printed Saatchi Museum Magazine to an exhibition at the famous Chianciano Art Museum in Tuscany; from a professional art critique to a state-of-the-art website…

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New article on NJP: Think of a Country Ruled by Death, Fear and Lies

Think of a country where the citizens have become the three monkeys that see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil; where numerous teenagers, women and children die everyday, but the rest of the citizens don’t even notice or feel grief about this; where life is veiled with so much darkness that the abnormal is normal, where death is inured. A country where consciences are muted, where otherin’ is the norm, and screams can no longer be heard. It is so difficult to explain these dark days, the absurdities have become so ordinary… starting each day hearing about deaths, getting through each day with lies and trying to end each day adapting to new limitations and mentally dealing with this. Of course, our minds would fail to register.

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