Nadia Rasheed

Afshan’s Plans to Take Over the World

Afshan’s Plans to Take Over the World

Twenty one year-old Afshan Lodhi describes herself as a writer, poet and creative artist. If Afshan were a musician I feel like she’d have quite an impressive set list; she’s already the Deputy Director of Publishing at Dog Horn Publishing, has worked on the National Black and Asian Writers Conference and has received awards for Community Cohesion […]

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Emma Quixley Sets the Scene

Emma Quixley Sets the Scene

Twenty two-year-old Emma Quixley doesn’t just write plays – she directs them too! She’s already had one of her plays performed at The Troubador in Earl’s Court and is aiming even higher for the future ahead. I spoke to her about how she began writing, who she was influenced by and whether its possible she […]

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The Filmmaker’s Road to Travel

The Filmmaker’s Road to Travel

Javier Saavedra’s passion for film began at a young age. When he was younger he would watch his father edit videos with his own little machine – he was ‘always amazed.’ Eventually he had a camera of his own, which he would mess around with, taking pictures and making his own animations. It led him […]

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Poet & Playwright, the Craft of a Writer

Poet & Playwright, the Craft of a Writer

Zodwa Nyoni’s list of accomplishments runs pretty long. In fact, I’m going to guess that if you aren’t aware already, you’re going to be surprised at the full extent of what she has achieved at only 25. Based in Leeds and a member of the great programme Young Inscribe; this poet and playwright has penned […]

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Natalie Yau: Still Standing

Natalie Yau: Still Standing

Twenty two year-old photographer Natalie Yau – a resident of Winchester – has an intriguing body of work. Perusing her website you’ll find studio photo shoots as well as black and white images of New York City. Yet perhaps most fascinating are two of her project ‘Effluent’ and ‘Still’ – photographs that look like they […]

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Capturing Life in the Woods

Capturing Life in the Woods

Talented 26-year-old photographer Fern Leigh Albert’s undertaking of her project ‘Wild Wood’ has received much acclaim – just this year she was shortlisted for the Ideas Tap Photographic Award. I got a chance to speak to her about the unusual series which extends beyond purely being a piece of work and into a larger part […]

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Take a Show to the Edinburgh Fringe

Take a Show to the Edinburgh Fringe

So Apples and Snakes has this series entitled ‘Power Plant’ – free poetry masterclasses. What could be better, right? But next week’s is a special one! Are you a performance poet planning to take your show to a massive stage (and by massive stage I mean Edinburgh Fringe-massive)? This masterclass is effectively tailored just for […]

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The Art of Leadership

The Art of Leadership

Would you like to play a role in Birmingham’s growing art scene? Now you can with the BLF‘s great development programme: The Art of Leadership If you’re someone who is brimming with creative ideas, wants to instill change and develop leadership skills as well as improve the Birmingham arts landscape, then don’t hesitate to apply! […]

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Letitia Kamayi’s Journey to the Past

Letitia Kamayi’s Journey to the Past

I was almost immediately captivated by the work of 24-year-old photographer Letitia Kamayi. Currently a Kingston resident, she’s really doing something special. The stark and brazen honesty of her project ‘demi nues: beauty shades’ where she ‘explores the many aspects of beauty in the female body’ spoke to me. An artist who manages to incorporate […]

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Kadish Morris’ Heartbreaking Aesthetic

Kadish Morris’ Heartbreaking Aesthetic

One of six poets featured in the critically acclaimed film We Are Poets, 23-year-old Kadish Morris has come a long way since competing at the finals of the  Brave New Voices Poetry Festival. Often reading her poems feel like an open wound yet to cauterize but the beautiful poignancy of her writing makes it worth. She […]