Category: Culture

Art
Will your primary school child become a work of art? Steve McQueen teams up with the Tate to create portraits of London’s Year 3 pupils

Tate Britain, Artangel and A New Direction have invited every primary school in the capital to take part in one of world’s most ambitious contemporary art projects. Turner Prize-winning artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen is aiming to make a portrait of an entire age group of Londoners, capturing tens of thousands of Year 3 […]

Features
Mem Ferda: ‘to the Manor born’

With two degrees under his belt, former male model Mem Ferda could have secured a steady, well-paid job. Instead the South Londoner plumped for the life of an actor and all the risks that this brings. And he’s never looked back! The first thing that strikes you when you meet Mem is his height. At […]

Books
Win a copy of The Battle of Kokkina about the struggle of Turkish Cypriots during the Cyprus Conflict

  Recently released, Nejla Clements’ book The Battle of Kokkina is the true story of how a besieged Turkish Cypriot community survived attempted annihilation as they defended a key coastal village in Northern Cyprus. The book is based on Erenköy ve Hayat– the extraordinary autobiography of Nejla’s uncle Fadıl Elmasoğlu (both pictured above), who led […]

Music
Electronic dance star Bedük gets ready to rock Rich Mix

  If you attended Bedük’s debut London gig at the O2 Academy Islington earlier this year, you would know this charismatic dance dynamo totally rocked the house! A diverse audience of UK fans, Turkish students, British dance heads and venue regulars turned up, most having no clue as to what to expect from this multi-genre […]