Canteen Concerts & the Politics of Play

This weekend I shared my research into WWII factory canteen concerts at the ‘Play and its Potential Publics’ symposium at the Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL.

Pioneering Women #1: Eleanor Elder

This post, the first in a new series on Pioneering Women, explores the forgotten women who, as secretaries, administrators and committee members, worked to extend public access to the arts in the first half of the twentieth century.

A Brief Introduction to… the Arts League of Service (ALS)

This post, the first in a series of bite-size introductions to arts organisations in modern Britain, explores the ground-breaking work of the Arts League of Service, 1919-1937.