Music Review: PW18 – Smirnoff Equalising Music

Presenting this year at London’s Printworks, the Smirnoff Equalising Music initiative takes on the task of doubling the number of female and non-binary artists performing at the iconic club space in 2018. One reason often cited for the gender imbalance on club and festival line-ups is the smaller pool of female talent to choose from. […]

Crazy Rich Asians: All Glitz and Glamour?

Glitzy, glamorous, and as glorious as the trailer claimed, this summer’s feel-good Crazy Rich Asians took the world by storm. The adaptation of Singaporean author Kevin Kwan’s book is an all-Asian romantic comedy à la Pride and Prejudice with a dash of Great Gatsby flair. The movie follows Rachel (Constance Wu), our unassuming Chinese-American protagonist, […]

I Go Chop

“The world’s FIRST concept based Nigerian takeaway”. Atmosphere: 4/5 Cultured. Classy. Clean. This Hackney takeaway is small and sleek. What immediately stands out about this takeaway is attention to detail – a conscious effort was clearly made to integrate Nigerian culture into every element of the place. Artwork, quotes and greenery work in harmony to […]

Film festival: The Native Spirit Film Festival at SOAS

Simone Both, MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies Last week, between Friday 12thand Sunday 14th October, the Native Spirit Film Festival came to SOAS as part of their annual film festival, which celebrates and displays the work of indigenous filmmakers. The Festival has been running since 2010 and this year is screening more than fifty […]

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 @ Electric Brixton 2nd March

Having seen Seun previously at WOMAD last summer, I knew I was in for a treat. This afrobeat pioneer is renowned for charismatic and energetic performances, and this Friday night -essentially a release party for his new album ‘Black Times’, his first full LP in over five years- was no different. The cavernous Electric Brixton […]