I get angry when I hear that word “empire”; it reminds me of slavery, it reminds of thousands of years of brutality, it reminds me of how my foremothers were raped and my forefathers brutalisedBenjamin Zephaniah 2003

As anachronistic as the idea of an Empire is, it’s hard to begrudge Kate Bush her CBE for services to music. It’s also as good as excuse as any to share a couple of remixes of her classic “Running Up That Hill” single, and a 1979 Nationwide documentary featuring a transfixing Kate on her first tour.

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