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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: Goat Girl - On All Fours

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The Hermes Experiment, Wigmore Hall online review - innovati...

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Eddie S Glaude Jr: Begin Again - James Baldwin's Americ...

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Romances on British Poetry / The Poet's Echo, English T...

A darkened stage; a pool of light; a solitary figure. And then, flooding the whole thing with meaning, music – even it’s just a soft chord on a...

DVD/Blu-ray: Relic

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theartsdesk Q&A: actor Polly Walker on 'Bridgerton...

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Album: Arlo Parks - Collapsed in Sunbeams

“Hope”, from the debut album by 20 year old London...