Articles by: Janine Griffiths

Middle-Eastern dance show combats stereotypes in Leeds

A Middle-Eastern dance show aimed at combating stereotypes about Arabic art proved popular among Leeds residents last week. The show Funoon, attracted around 100 dance fans who bore witness to a fusion of different dance styles from across Africa and the Arabic world. The show was the brainchild of acclaimed dancer, Nawarra who formed a collaboration with top performers across[Read More...]

Hip-hop pioneer inspires youngsters in Leeds

Hip-hop pioneer inspires youngsters in Leeds

Youngsters in Leeds were treated to a series of urban music workshops over the last six weeks thanks to a special visit by Dyna Max, a US hip-hop artist and ambassador of Afrika Bambaataa’s Zulu Nation. He is also a member of Kool Herc’s hip-hop family the ‘Herculords’ and pioneer to the hip-hop culture in France. He has worked across[Read More...]

Smash-hit documentary shines spotlight on young Leeds writers

Smash-hit documentary shines spotlight on young Leeds writers

The premier of ‘We Are Poets’ in Leeds was truly a night to remember. Held at Leeds Town Hall in celebration of the talents and skills of a group of young writers in the city, the film was hosted by internationally recognised poet Benjamin Zephaniah and featured commentary from Saul Williams – another world-famous poet. We Are Poets is a[Read More...]

This picture shows a demonstration of spontaneous qigong as seen in the video

Can drug addictions and cancer be cured by QiGong?

What if I told you that some of the world’s most severe diseases such as cancer, MS and drug addiction could be cured using Chinese medicine… You’d think I was crazy right? But what if I wasn’t? Akashic Times has interviewed a medical doctor, martial artist and lecturer by the name of Dr YK Leung, who has helped thousands of[Read More...]

To sue and protect: Policewoman sues crime victim for falling over

To sue and protect: Policewoman sues crime victim for falling over

  A policewoman has launched a lawsuit against a burglary victim after falling over a pavement kerb, it has emerged. WPC kelly Jones has launched a five-figure lawsuit against victim Steve Jones – who bears no relation to the officer – after she tripped over a kerb near his garage following reports of a break-in. She claims that the owner[Read More...]