Top 4 Places to grab a bite near SOAS

Amina Ali, BA English and Arabic 1. House of Morocco, 82 Caledonian Rd, N1 9DN Moroccan owned, this café is a lovely place for breakfast, brunch or lunch – you could even study there! The comfortable, vibrant Moroccan-style sofas and pillows are a great space to unwind, read a book, write an essay or grab […]

Listening to history outside the colonial lens

Sara Khan, MA South Asian Area Studies  A set of 5 audio dramas by the theatre group Tamasha tries to change your perspective through some painful storytelling. The lights turned down. The audience stopped talking. We all got ready to hear an audio drama that might change our view of history. That was the reasoning […]

‘Look, black is beautiful, black is excellent’: Psychodrama Listening Party

By Amina Ali, BA English and Arabic In honour of black history month, Najwa Urman created ‘Blklisteningparty’. The monthly event is hosted at Peckham Levels, with each one focussing on a different black artist. At a listening party, the audience collectively listens to one artist or album followed by open discussions and commentary. Last month […]

Commercial Art Fair: Fails to Hit the Mark When it Comes to Representation

By Indigo Lilburn-Quick, BA History and Politics  The sprawling labyrinth of Somerset House set the scene for the confusing and piecemeal show: the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair. Spread over several floors and across the East, West and South wings of the imposing 18th-century gallery, the exhibition was certainly vast. The work of more than […]