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ARTS

Ready or Not play explores climate of distrust towards Muslims

LISTENING to the onslaught of headlines about Muslims in the news took its toll on writer Naylah Ahmed, but it also stimulated her creative...
Nina Wadia

Nina Wadia: “British Asians are in favour right now”

By Reena Kumar Goodness Gracious Me actress Nina Wadia has urged budding artists to “get out there” and make their move in the creative world...
Rachel Harris

Rachel Harris on Alchemy festival: “Our audience is our society”

By Reena Kumar The team behind the Southbank Centre's annual Alchemy festival is hoping to challenge media portrayals of Pakistan this year with a rich...

Theatre company reaches out with play on Asian drag community

An upcoming play exploring the British Asian drag community, uncovering the untold stories of men who don female personas by night, will be the...

Riz Ahmed warns of consequences of lack of diversity on screen

STAR WARS actor Riz Ahmed has warned that more youngsters could be lured into extremism if the media continues to fail representing Asian and...

Tagore ‘inspired 1922 German Bauhaus display in Calcutta’

EXHIBITION WAS FIRST MAJOR TRANSCULTURAL EVENT IN MODERNISM, SAYS ART HISTORIAN by AMIT ROY Sundaram Tagore, one of the most important Indian gallery owners in the...

British-Bangladeshi joins Royal Academy elite

Rana Begum, a visual artist who was born in Bangladesh in 1977, has been elected a royal academician (RA), the Royal Academy of Arts...

Noted UK-based artist Balraj Khanna pens book on Partition

Celebrated UK-based painter-author Balraj Khanna was seven at the time of Partition and the traumatic event had such a deep impact on him that...
Sayed Hasan

Alchemy: Sayed Hasan artist behind My Grandad’s Car collaboration reveals inspiration behind exhibition

By Reena Kumar My Granddad’s Car is the result of a project between two artists, Sayed Hasan and Karl Ohiri who met while completing an...

Two Indian authors on Wellcome Book Prize 2017 shortlist

Two Indian-American authors have been shortlisted for the 30,000 pound Wellcome Book Prize, which celebrates fiction and non-fiction works engaged with the topics of...