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ismene brown

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Ismene designed and launched the original version of The Arts Desk, and was the Site Coordinator and a board director for three years, as well as its dance editor. She has been dance critic for the Daily Telegraph and the Spectator, and is presently doing doctoral research in Soviet cultural history at Oxford University. A trained musician, she has also written for TAD on classical music, theatre, TV and film.

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Album: Gojira - Fortitude

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Album: Dinosaur Jr - Sweep It Into Space

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Mare of Easttown, Sky Atlantic review - Kate Winslet shines...

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The Gesualdo Six, St Martin-in-the-Fields online review - pe...

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Blu-ray: Straight Shooting / Hell Bent

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A Splinter of Ice, Original Theatre Company online review -...

There’s such a genial feel to the pairing of Oliver Ford Davies and Stephen Boxer in...