Tamil filmmaker KV Anand dies at 54

Well-known Tamil cinematographer-turned-filmmaker KV Anand, 54, passed away from a cardiac arrest last week. He leaves behind a rich legacy of movies across the Malayalam, Tamil, and Hindi film industry. Anand began his career as a photojournalist....

Cinema fraternity wishes Thala Ajith on his 50th birthday!

From K'Town to Bollywood, Thala Ajith received birthday wishes from all over! Actor Sivakarthikeyan shared a collage of his pictures with Ajith. From a young Sivakarthikeyan sharing screenspace with Ajith, to him standing shoulder to shoulder...

Anoushka Shankar: Love Letters

Anoushka Shankar, the sitarist returns for a live performance in our Royal Festival Hall with Love Letters, a collection of songs about love, heartbreak and healing.

Rabina Khan says refusing to acknowledge that the problem exists is an indirect form of racism in itself

Rabina Khan is one of the most influential politicians in the east London borough of Tower Hamlets, where she serves as a Liberal Democrat councillor. She is married with three children and is proudly working-class. She came to the UK from Bangladesh...

5 reasons to start journaling now and how

The world has stopped, and we have been presented with the gift of time.  How we choose to use that time is up to us.  Following old habits and expecting a different result, could be defined as ‘insane’.  Let’s try something, take a blank sheet...

Stuck in home! What to read?

As you stew in your room, self-isolating from the world of clubs, pubs and social gatherings with constant negative news around Coronavirus, we bring to you a list of books that might be worth downloading on your Kindle. This might be as good...

Anand Bhatt appointed as the new head of Dance City

Anand Bhatt, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Dance City, the North East’s leading development organisation for dance. Bhatt is slated to take up the position on July 1st 2020.

Rifco announces British Asian playwrights for this year’s bespoke artist development programme

Rifco Associates was launched in 2015 to address the lack of opportunity for British Asian artists in the theatre sector. Since then 25 artists have been supported through the programme from a range of artistic practice including writers, lyricists,...

Suitable actors for A Suitable Boy

A Suitable Boy is believed to be the first BBC drama without a British actor, although it has been written by Andrew Davies, 82, who is known for his adaptations of Pride and Prejudice, vanity Fair and Bleak House.

Male BBC stars face pay cut

Following accusations on gender bias in regards to remuneration, as reported in last week's Asian Voice, the BBC's highest earning male stars are facing pay cut as the British corporation attempts to handle the controversy about gender discrimination.

'Fagun fest' unites spirit of Bengal with the heart of London

Bengal Heritage Foundation in association with London Sharad Utsav and British Council organised their second year of “Fagun Fest” with an objective of bringing the soul of Bengal to the heart of London. On Saturday, 22ndFebruary, Bengalis from...

Royal Mint pays tribute to Freddie Mercury's 'Queen'

Britain's Royal Mint has issued its first commemorative coin featuring a British rock group, in a tribute to the late Freddie Mercury and the three other band members of Queen. Mercury, born as Farrokh Balsara in Zanzibar was of Parsi origin,...

Brick Lane Circle launches pilot project book, “Knowing One Another”

On Monday 20th April 2015, the Rich Mix in Bethnal Green played host to the Brick Lane Circle, where they launched the book, “Knowing One Another” under their publication and funded by the Big Lottery Fund. There are several authors who have contributed towards the content of the book, looking at diverse cultural attributes and traits, ranging from backgrounds such as Ugandan, Pakistani and Moroccan.

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