Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic


Originally posted on Ian Bone:
Currently touring South Kensington………….cheers to Al Rottweiler Derby…will be at the Tory party conference in Manchester September 29th and here’s just the toons to go…

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Qitty litter

In comparison with some of this government’s other activities of late, the classification of qat as a Class C illegal drug ranks fairly low in the scale of timewasting, racism … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

New review: Louisa Waugh’s ‘Meet Me In Gaza’

Electronic Intifada, 23rd July 2013 For people who know nothing of Gaza but lazy media stereotypes, this book is a perfect introduction. And for those who think they know all … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

New article: Khaled Jarrar and new artists from Palestine

Electronic Intifada, 15th July 2013 Entering the gallery, you are confronted by an eight-foot-high replica of the wall. It stretches away to your left, forming a narrow corridor, funneling the … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Maxine Peake performs the Masque of Anarchy

This year’s Manchester International Festival feels somehow genuinely exciting and energising, full of interesting ideas about how art (in its broadest definition) can be challenging and innovative, but also approachable … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

New review: ‘Points of Departure’ at the ICA

Electronic Intifada, 10th July 2013 The results are effectively six mini-exhibitions, each composed of several pieces in various media. This permits a broad exploration of questions around nationalism, identity, history … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

‘The Machine’ at Manchester International Festival

Last night, thanks to a very nice man and a rather chaotic Twitter competition, I got to see a pre-preview of The Machine, the Manchester International Festival play about Gary … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

New review: Khaled Jarrar’s ‘Infiltrators’

Electronic Intifada, 6th July 2013 “Once I fell and broke my legs,” says one of the hundreds of workers who cross Israel’s wall in the West Bank each week. “Their … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Davy Jones of Ollerton…

The Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign posted this scanned letter at the weekend, together with the following background: After the death of striking miner, Davy Jones, on the Ollerton picket … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Marcel Khalife at the Barbican

Marcel Khalife’s style of big-act, traditional Arabic music performance isn’t particularly my kind of thing, but when I saw he was performing in London I figured that he’s the kind … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · 2 Comments