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Art Not Evidence: IDLES, Annie Mac and more back campaign for ban on rap lyrics being used in court

IDLES, BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac and a host of MPs are backing a campaign for a ban on rap lyrics being used in court.They have written an open letter that can be signed by anyone, with notable signatories also including lawyer Lady Chakrabarti and Labour MPs Nadia Whittome and Kim Johnson.Whittome is due to table new legislation drafted by the Art Not Evidence group – formed last year by a group of lawyers, academics and music industry professionals – in the next parliamentary session which will call for a rigorous set of tests to determine whether prosecutors should be allowed to put rap evidence, including lyrics, recorded tracks, and music videos in front of juries.She said via a press release: “The misuse of rap lyrics in court is a clear example of the institutional racism that blights our criminal justice system.

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Tilda Swinton to perform with Max Richter at Bluedot Festival
Tilda Swinton has been confirmed to join Max Richter during the composer’s performance at next month’s Bluedot Festival.The performance will follow Swinton joining Richter on stage at last weekend’s Glastonbury in a surprise cameo on the Park Stage.During that show, Richter and his band performed 2004 “protest record” ‘The Blue Notebooks’ – joined by Tilda Swinton accompanying with a number of readings, including works by Czeslaw Milosz.At Bluedot, which takes place at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire on July 20-23, she will join Richter for a “world exclusive” performance where they will play music from his pieces ‘Voices’ and ‘Recomposed’.Fresh from Glastonbury, and having first worked together on his second album, The Blue Notebooks 20 years ago, we are thrilled to announce that Oscar award-winning actor Tilda Swinton joins Max Richter at bluedot!Final Thursday tickets –— bluedot (@bluedotfestival) June 29, 2023Bluedot 2023 will be headlined by Grace Jones, Pavement, Roisin Murphy and Leftfield alongside a stacked supporting bill.Young Fathers, Django Django, CMAT, Lava La Rue, Big Joanie, Annie Mac and many more are also on the bill.Tickets are on sale now and you can buy yours here.Earlier this year, Tilda Swinton listed her favourite movies of all time in a poll for Sight And Sound magazine.The actor’s top pick, A Matter Of Life And Death, is directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. The fantasy romance film is set in England during World War II and stars David Niven, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey and Kim Hunter.