Miyoko Yamashita McGregor

Encounter 2018: An afternoon with Miyoko Yamashita McGregor

Text and Photography by Iqbal Ahmed On a beautiful sunlit Saturday afternoon on 24 February, the Ustinov College opened an art exhibition called Encounter 2018: Exploring the Encounter of Human Agency with Nature at the Sheraton Park Café.  The exhibition is to showcase artwork from a number of local artists in the period from 24 February […]

Lumiere: Behind the Scenes

By Nadin Hassan This past November, the streets of Durham were filled with energy as the city hosted the biennial Lumiere Festival, with dozens of installations scattered around the river, churches, court house, cathedral, and other heritage sites and landmarks. Organized by the arts charity Artichoke and commissioned by Durham County Council, it is the […]

Has Political Correctness Gone Mad?

By Nadin Hassan On 28th November, Cafe des Arts and Cafe Politique co-hosted a screening of the documentary “Has Political Correctness Gone Mad?” (2017), featuring British writer, broadcaster, and former politician Trevor Phillips. Speaking from his experience in the field of politics, Phillips explores the suppression of free speech by politically undesirable elements of the population and […]