Art and Revolution in Cuba: An International Perspective

Havana. Source: Flickr, Pedro Szekely.

Havana is a paradise for artists and art lovers. Creative pursuits are at the centre of life in the city, formally and informally. Art abounds: government-run museums and art collectives sit amongst privately-owned boutiques selling handmade crafts. The prestigious Havana International Film Festival attracts filmmakers from around the world, with moviegoers willingly enduring queues of… Continue Reading ➤

BBC Russian’s Seva Novgorodsev: my method was compassion

Seva Novgorodsev: "I was told on numerous occasions that I was the one who brought [the Soviet Union] down".

“I suppose it started in 1956 with ‘Rock around the Clock’,” says Seva Novogorodsev MBE, chuckling in a bout of reminiscence. The 74-year-old BBC Russian presenter sits across from me in a studio at BBC New Broadcasting House in London. It is the day of our interview for The Cambridge Globalist and I am, expectedly, overcome by emotion. What an honour it is… Continue Reading ➤