Interview: Twayna Mayne

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(Original post at The National Student)

With her deadpan and downbeat take on the world, rising comedy star Twayna Mayne is bringing her debut hour Black Girl to the Edinburgh Festival this August. A former nominee for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, Twayna’s highly anticipated new show discusses race, gender, and being taken into care aged three. We spoke to Twayna about comedy, campaigning, and Coronation Street.

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The Art of the Deal: Tristram Hunt resigns

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(Original post at The Boar)

Tristram Hunt, Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent, has resigned in order to become Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum. The former shadow education secretary was a surprise appointment, as Hunt has no experience running an organisation of such size, despite a strong background in patronage for the arts.

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