‘The Burning Tower’ ~ Review

As mentioned in my preview of the performance, Helena Thompson’s ‘The Burning Tower’ is an interactive play responding to the terrible fire of Grenfell Estate in 2017. However, what you discover as an audience member is that the play, and the gallery exhibition that follows, doesn’t just cover the Grenfell fire, but other public outrages such [...]

SPID Theatre’s “The Burning Tower” ~ Preview

The award-winning S.P.I.D (Social Political Innovative Direct) Theatre was founded in 1999 by writer Helena Thompson. The Company works with young people on west London council estates to create participatory drama performances using Immersive youth arts to regenerate community spaces. Their work dramatises the heritage and histories of the Capitol’s west London council estates which [...]

[whalesong] Review

Review by Ruby Mendoza-Willcocks XVelastín: [whalesong] Sound designer, Xavier Velastín, otherwise known as ‘XVelastín’, takes centre stage as a solo performer with multiple sounds in his most recent musical endeavour with the Camden Fringe Festival: ‘[whalesong].’ The performance is described as “myths from the ocean” through “a light massage of sound touching the skin.” From [...]

Preview ~ Camden Fringe Festival

The Camden Fringe Festival and What to Expect WHAT IS THE CAMDEN FRINGE? Like myself, I am sure many of you have heard of the Camden Fringe Festival but have never known what it actually involves. Well try not to worry, because this article will help give you an insight into what’s to come. The [...]

Paige Megan Hawley

My name is Paige Megan Hawley, I am a photographer and curator based in London. My work stems back from when I was raped 4 years ago. I documented the aftermath of my rape and the effects it had on me, this then lead onto my projects 'Process and Stop,' which define my healing process [...]

Celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela with Colourful Radio DJs, poetry & Afro-Contemporary dance performances at The Africa Centre

On July 6th 'Reflection Route' launched its vibrant summer soirée series celebrating the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela. Even though the opening event has already happened, you can still catch the production at The British Museum on 21st July 2018 as part of the official 'Nelson Mandela 100 Centenary programme.' Reflection Route at The British Museum will feature [...]

Stormzy Gone Done It Again! Influential Grime Artist Opens Up Doors To Give Young Writers Irreplaceable Opportunities

The South London-born rapper has partnered with Penguin Random House (Penguin Books) to launch a new publishing imprint platform- Merky Books, allowing young creatives from under-privileged backgrounds to showcase their work. In an Instagram post Stormzy expressed how much this project means to him, mentioning that "reading and writing as a kid was integral to where [he] is [...]

The Invaders ~ Directed by Prichard Smith

'The Invaders' is a documentary film about a particular movement of young people fighting for civil rights in the late 60’s. This is an important story about what activism looks like. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 'The Invaders' tells the story of how a civil rights radical youth group (called The Invaders) came to be and helped support the [...]

Find Your Passion; How I found My Inspiration

Have you ever stopped to think what your passion is in life? No, really. Have you ever, at some point in the day, switched off whatever device you’re procrastinating on and taken some time to wonder: what do I strive in…what drives me through life? Well, you might not have it figured out yet – [...]