OF SKINHEADS AND SKIN: The Artwork of Rene Matić

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Rene Matić’s first solo show may have recently closed at Bermondsey’s Vitrine Gallery, but the Peterborough-born artist has made their ephemeral exhibition permanent; its title ‘Born British, Die British’ is indelibly etched on Matić’s skin, reclaiming a phrase to fit their own experience of the Black British diaspora. Investigating Skinhead culture as a means to… Read more »

WEIRDO Zine Creator Naz Toorabally talks about South Asian Visibility

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Creator Naz Toorabally and contributors from the first issue of WEIRDO Zine (Photo Credit: Arhantika Rebello) While there is a lack of alternative South Asian visibility and acceptance across the mainstream media, South Asian people are also not widely represented in subcultures such as punk and goth. Created in response to this, WEIRDO Zine was… Read more »

Joe Taylor discusses his latest zine Communion dedicated to the live music community

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Running a sustainable clothing brand, art collective/promotional company with a punk aesthetic, founder of DENIAL Joe Taylor has recently published his latest zine Communion to celebrate grassroots live music venues and commemorate the good times of the live music community before the pandemic. Communion was released with a mission to raise money for live music… Read more »

Craig Atkinson, founder of Café Royal Books, talks British documentary photography and being independent

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Raw Punk Streets UK 1979-1982 by Janette Beckman Café Royal Books is a publisher of limited-edition titles focusing on British documentary photography. Craig started the project in 2005 as a way of exhibiting his own artwork without having to use a gallery. As his own work became more photographic, so did what he published. The… Read more »

Stuart Griffiths – Para turned Photographer

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Illegal Rave, Brighton 1994, around 7am by Stuart Griffiths from Pigs’ Disco Stuart Griffiths, a former British soldier now photographic artist, is the creator of the book Pigs’ Disco. Hegives arevealing insight into the world of the British Soldier at play. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Ulster. His PhD research… Read more »

The Original Chinatown

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This Chinese New Year celebrations, we’re ready to paint the town red and gold! Outside of China nowhere in the world have parades, dances and music quite on par with those in Soho’s Chinatown. In the midst of such excitement it’s little wonder that the darker beginnings of Britain’s Chinese heritage lie almost forgotten in the… Read more »

The ORIGINAL Chinatown

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This Chinese New Year celebrations, we are ready to paint the town red and gold! Outside of China nowhere in the world have parades, dances and music quite on par with those in Soho’s Chinatown. In the midst of such excitement, it’s little wonder that the darker beginnings of Britain’s Chinese heritage lie almost forgotten in… Read more »

Excellences & Perfections: LIES & ART

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Instagram, probably the most influential app of all time. Entering the year with over 400 million users worldwide the selfie-fuelled phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down. For those who have perfected the art of Instagramming, managing a personal account can become a ‘seemingly’ glamorous full-time occupation. From behind a smartphone lens and a tastefully… Read more »