Arts and Entertainment

Mark Straker

Inspirational filmmaker honoured in ceremony

An inspirational filmmaker has been honoured for his work in the community, after he passed away suddenly. Mark Straker had been involved in the Project Postcode youth programme with Reading’s Hollywood actor Winston Ellis in 2012. He had built up a name for himself in the local community and formed partnerships with organisations such as Reading Borough Council, Reading College[Read More…]

Mark Golding

Artist comes ‘back from the dead’ to heal and inspire

Few people would disagree that art is a powerful form of creativity. Many artists see their work as a form of self-expression, a way to make sense of the world, and a way to make money doing something that they love. But for one artist in brighton, art is so much more than that. Mark Golding lives in Lewes, Sussex[Read More…]

Vision of Young Voices shows urban poets at their best

Vision of Young Voices shows urban poets at their best

When people think of poetry, they often think of the great William Shakespeare, Wordsworth or W.B Yeats or some other famous British poet. The truth is, as talented as these poets are, many of those who are not familiar with the written verse, think of it as a posh pastime for the middle and upper classes. Nothing could be farther[Read More…]

Music Feature: EXCLUSIVE: Akashic Times speaks to esteemed journalist and musician Kris Needs

Music Feature: EXCLUSIVE: Akashic Times speaks to esteemed journalist and musician Kris Needs

He’s probably one of the most famous journalists in the rock and punk movement, and has knocked heads with the likes of Bob Marley and Keith Richards and in this exclusive, Kris Needs talks about his upcoming projects in the UK and his perceptions about the changing face of music. He is better known for his book ‘Before They Make[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…]