Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Trio Joubran at Band on the Wall

It’s a small comment on the general wrongness of things when Trio Joubran’s long-awaited appearance in Manchester is a night at Band On The Wall, rather than, say, a packed … Continue reading

September 24, 2010 · 1 Comment

New article: Palestine's endangered vistas captured in "Masharef"

From Electronic Intifada, 20th September 2010 The Shat-ha walking group leaves Ramallah every Friday morning. The group, founded in 2006 by Dr. Saleh Abdel Jawad, a Birzeit University history and … Continue reading

September 20, 2010 · Leave a comment

'Cool! Andrew Bolt has slagged you off before you even get to Australia!'

…Sez husband, as we box up the contents of the house in preparation for a year Down Under… I wouldn’t have known Andrew Bolt from a hole in the ground … Continue reading

September 17, 2010 · Leave a comment

New article: review of Matthew Carr's 'Blood And Faith: the purging of Muslim Spain 1492-1614'

From Friends of Al-Aqsa journal: The ‘golden age’ that was al-Andalus, medieval Andalucia, has become a byword for cultural and intellectual flowering in an environment of religious and ethnic tolerance. … Continue reading

September 12, 2010 · 1 Comment

Jamie Hewlett and Oxfam at the Contact Theatre

And so back from the ‘unveiling’ of a watercolour (to be auctioned on the 23rd) by Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett at the Contact Theatre. It’s one of a series of … Continue reading

September 9, 2010 · Leave a comment

New articles: Ethical Shopping

The first of five articles on ethical shopping I wrote for Big Issue in the North came out last week. The first in the series was on mobile phones and … Continue reading

September 2, 2010 · 1 Comment

'Swishing' and swaps parties: home and away

Once upon a time, swapping used clothes was the preserve of the skint, the sensibly frugal or the eco-hippy. Now, even Louise Redknapp is doing it (or at least getting … Continue reading

September 2, 2010 · 2 Comments