Lumiere: Behind the Scenes

By Nadin Hassan This past November, the streets of Durham were filled with energy as the city hosted the biennial Lumiere Festival, with dozens of installations scattered around the river, churches, court house, cathedral, and other heritage sites and landmarks. Organized by the arts charity Artichoke and commissioned by Durham County Council, it is the […]

Has Political Correctness Gone Mad?

by Nadin Hassan On 28th November, Cafe des Arts and Cafe Politique co-hosted a screening of the documentary “Has Political Correctness Gone Mad?” (2017), featuring British writer, broadcaster, and former politician Trevor Phillips. Speaking from his experience in the field of politics, Phillips explores the suppression of free speech by politically undesirable elements of the population and […]

The October Revolution, Lenin and a new Dialectic

By Steven Male On October 25th 1917 (November 7th), Lenin announced to the citizens of Russia “we have deposed the government of Kerensky”, and thus the world’s first self-proclaimed socialist government was established. This year, on the 100th anniversary of this momentous event Café Politique invited Professor Alastair Renfrew to Fischer House for a discussion. […]