Written by Chukwuemeke Ogbue There was a commotion in the heart of the arena as I took my seat, it could only be described as chaos. As I got over my initial, momentary shock I realized this was a crafty, well-choreographed, orderly chaos, reminiscent of the main street in any of the cities we would soon journey through. Without … Continue reading Barbershop Chronicles – Short Review
What a momentous year it has been for October Gallery. Earlier in the year, October Gallery marked 40 years of existing as a space that fosters growth and spotlights artists that go on to be giants (or already are) in the art industry. In celebration of their 40th, the gallery showcased an exhibition titled: Dream … Continue reading “We Have Come A Long Way” – Ablade Glover
It's over a year since I luckily met Phoebe Boswell at her solo show with Tiwani Contemporary. For Every Real Word Spoken was my introduction to her brilliance and it was a beautifully interactive body of work that celebrated womanhood in all it's naked glory. This is a theme that Boswell continues with in her latest exhibition … Continue reading Baring Oneself: Nudity, History and Health – Phoebe Boswell
Maybe it was reading a raft of articles discussing the ongoing dehumanising of the children of British colonialism and imperialism via government policy over decades culminating in the Windrush Scandal. Maybe it was listening to various podcasts discussing inter-generational trauma and the inheritance of a collective shame. Maybe it was seeing years of a lived … Continue reading Bush Theatre’s ‘Leave Taking’: Review.
London's theatre scene is experiencing something of a renewal. A lot of smaller production companies have been coming out with rather decent content that is relevant to parts of our society that are usually not catered to. As such, there is a range of stories being told that reflect the true nature of the capital’s … Continue reading Bush Theatre’s ‘Misty’: a short review
God, it has been a long time. My new year resolution was to write more, go to more viewings and I have failed woefully the past 3 months - life happened, folks. But I'm back! And I have an amazing - aren't they always? - exhibition for you all to see. As always, this is … Continue reading Taiye Idahor: ÒKHÙO