Eclectic Yemeni is a young female artist who shares her talent through social media. She combines her contemporary style with traditional themes to create moving, thought provoking pieces that appeal to people of all backgrounds. We speak to her about her work, inspiration and future plans.
Zatasha Kiran: Tell us a bit about your childhood.
The National Theatre offers a real treat for those who are keen on modern interpretations of old masters of drama. Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch, directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, challenges the viewer to dive into a modernized version of the Shakespearian oldie. Everyone knows the tale of the Danish, slightly hysterical, prince Hamlet, beautifully suicidal Ophelia and treacherous Claudius, but let’s have a closer look at the play and what makes it different from the previous interpretations. Continue reading “Must Watch: Hamlet Starring Benedict Cumberbatch ~ By Natalia Oparka”→
British born photographer, Amir Shah, studied IT at college but his passion was always photography. He started as a freelance photographer and struggled towards his ultimate ambition – creating his own company. Miraculously, four years ago he managed to fulfil this dream by setting up his very own company in Manchester by the name of AKA Creative Ltd. Currently working with his younger brother theatre director Billy Shah, AKA Creative is quite the family affair. We talk to Amir about how he got started.
17 year-old Zayn Al-Qahtani, based in Bahrain, is currently majoring in Graphic Design with hope to move to England and study Fine Art. In her free time, Zayn is a freelance painter who goes by the pen name “Lunah Iris” and likes to create colourful images of people who catch her eye. Zayn‘s artistic intrigue began as a young child. “I remember being five years old and so annoyed because I couldn’t draw a star properly. I sat scribbling on my paper for a good two hours before I finally drew a (beyond perfect!) star.”
You can never judge a person by how they look, but we do anyway. It’s natural. It is as natural as putting our shoes on before we leave the house. But as I look closer at the onlookers, their eyes are moving, ever so carefully, up and down. The movement tells me they are judging that person by what they’re wearing.