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Redgrave's tribute to Arab campaigner


One of the most noteworthy aspects of the Arab Spring uprisings has been the role of women in the protests. Images of women marching, demanding change and freedom were beamed around the world. They followed in the footsteps of Wadad Makdisi Cortas, who lived through Arab independence during the First World War and dedicated her life to the education of young women.

As part of this year's Brighton Festival, this year's guest director Vanessa Redgrave has adapted Wadad's memoirs A World I Loved for stage and reads extracts with Wadad's daughter Mariam Said at Brighton's Theatre Royal. Nicola Stanbridge went to meet them.

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