In the best of the party's traditions, Labour's manifesto for this election promises to open up the arts to those from all backgrounds – breaking a cycle which increasingly restricts cultural expression to an elite.
South American poet Néstor Perlongher’s work imagined a solidarity based on "a multitude of comrades, each more extravagant than the next."
The leftist poet Rafael Alberti was forced into exile by Franco, but his determination to return symbolised the hopes of the Spanish Republic.
João Moreira Salles’ In The Intense Now shows how the revolutionaries of the sixties used — and were used by — the media.
As a socialist playwright, revolutionary president, and exile from the Nazis, Ernst Toller’s life and work demonstrated the importance of conviction in creativity.
As the LGBT community makes progress on legal rights, its politics are haunted by those who asked more radical questions.