Archive for May, 2011

Shirin Neshat: Art in exile

Shirin Neshat is perhaps the most famous contemporary visual artist to emerge from Iran. Born in Qavin, one of the most religiouc cities in Iran, her work, predominantly in film and photography draws on her own experiences as an exile from Iran, to explore with great sensitivity Islam and gender relationships and the widening political […]


MayDay! MayDay! Herbal Remedies Banned

No, not April Fool, it’s the first of May. Bank holiday, an extra day off, a Royal Wedding, a Prince and a Princess… so much for people to watch on TV and in the news. Street parties and celebrations. It would be difficult to find a better time to¬† “slip a little something in for […]