Gillian Orr is an arts and features writer for The Independent.
22 October 2014 09:24 PM
The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults
22 October 2014 12:00 AM
16 October 2014 10:00 PM
If there was still a myth that antipodean artists lacked culture, then the latest Man Booker win for Richard Flanagan has put paid to that. And about time, too, says Gillian Orr
05 October 2014 12:00 AM
Photographer Gina Soden has broken into places all over Europe to capture their eerie attraction
03 October 2014 12:57 PM
Sliding into smack addiction will be romanticised by followers, and shagging around is shrugged off as a rite of passage for any rising star
Hafsat Abiola: The death of her parents and her family's battle for democracy in Nigeria laid bare in new film
02 October 2014 09:00 PM
A critically acclaimed new documentary, The Supreme Price, tells the story of the Abiola family, which battled for gender equality and democracy in a nation where both have been repressed for decades
28 September 2014 12:00 AM
Marjorie Salvaterra's black-and-white photography creates a playful, surreal world that explores the multiple roles that women play in their lives. Sometimes poignant, often absurd, her series "HER" expresses the highs and lows of what it means to be female.
25 September 2014 06:16 PM
Its appeal, of course, lies in its blandness.
Erasmus scheme: How students who are part of the EU cultural exchange programme are falling in love, left right and centre
24 September 2014 09:03 PM
A quarter of those who take part in the Erasmus programme meet their long-term amour while studying abroad
21 September 2014 12:00 AM
Cosplay (simply a portmanteau of costume and play) has been a popular global movement since the 1990s, and sees communities come together to role play
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Calais Migrant Crisis: Deputy Mayor of Calais labels Cameron's use of 'swarm' as 'racist' and 'ignorant'
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
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