TJ Sidhu

Culture

Sort out your Quality of Life

Take a look at Jackson Payne’s photo book, Life in London. What better time to remind ourselves of sun-soaked summers and tinnies in the park when it’s cold, wet, and Lockdown 3.0? Don’t say we didn’t warn ya.

Culture

Lost and found (art) with Racheal Crowther

The artist, who has worked with ICA, Peak Gallery and was awarded a spot at the Royal Academy, takes the crap you tip and turns it into proper works of art. Humorous, sensitive, and always irreverent, Crowther is set to be BritArt’s Next Big Thing.

Culture

Life, crime and modern literature with Gabriel Krauze

We’ve long-seen Britain’s gory gang life played out on screen, and even charting in the Top 40. As for books? Not so much, until Gabriel Krauze – once juggling a criminal career and a university degree – released his ultraviolent debut, Who They Was, last year.

Culture

British art special

With frustration comes fearlessness, if the young, emerging British artists of today are anything to go by. Responding to the politics, protest and pandemic of the past year, THE FACE introduces you to 13 bold and brilliant painters, photographers, filmmakers and sculpturists making British art special.

Style

Heels over head with Ancuta Sarca

Her last collection sold out in its entirety in two days, then Cher gave her a shoutout on Twitter. Her approach to sustainability has been praised as nothing short of innovative. Now, the designer is back with her SS21 collection.

Culture

Ello, sunshine! These photos will lift your spirits

Artist and Central Saint Martins graduate Stephanie Francis-Shanahan has whipped up the perfect antidote for one helluva crap year: a technicoloured photo book with ravers, dancers, positive messages and felt-tipped butterflies living side-by-side.

Culture

Shifting the narrative for Asian masculinity

Younglawa, a photo series by Singaporean photographer Hidhir Badaruddin, challenges the negative stereotypes of Asian male identity he grew up with, establishing an alternate vision that celebrates youth, tenderness and soul.

Culture

Conrad Khan’s got stars in his eyes

From kicking a football about with his mates, to a starring role in County Lines playing an exploited Class A-dealing teen, the 20-year-old actor is set to take on the film biz.

Culture

Around the world in 44 nudes

Photographer Alexandra Leese’s latest project, Me + Mine, explores the relationship women have with their bodies: from Hong Kong to Brazil via Zoom.

Culture

What’s eating Irvine Welsh?

As well as entertaining millions, the Scottish novelist has shocked, repulsed and pissed off a legion of readers since the early ’90s. Now he’s on a mission to find new meaning in affrontery in Sky doc Offended by Irvine Welsh.

Society

The case for legalising ecstasy

Popping into your local pharmacy for a gram of gear might sound bonkers, but according to a new book, How to Regulate Stimulants, it just might be the perfect antidote to the ineffective “war on drugs”.

Style

Sew cool: Namita Khade is making knitwear true to form

The Wigan-born designer references her Indian heritage by connecting the dots between clothes, identity and culture in sensually revealing knitwear designs, having already developed a distinct style reminiscent of the skin-baring British designers of recent years.

Culture

The Big Interview: John Cooper Clarke

The career of the bard of Salford spans five decades. From cabaret to punk, Nico to Kate Moss, Alex Turner to Paul McCartney, John Cooper Clarke has been there, rhymed that, and even survived 17 years on heroin. As he publishes his debut memoir I Wanna Be Yours, we ask: what makes him The People’s Poet?

Style

Charles Jeffrey’s got The Healing power

No show? No problem. Instead, London Fashion Week’s ever-theatrical designer teamed up with Tim Walker on a super sexy (physical) photobook, for LOVERBOY’s SS21 collection, The Healing.

Culture

Next gen art: it’s the Bloomin’ New Contemporaries

These lot know good art. They’ve been predicting the Next Big Thing since 1949, like Damien Hirst, Mark Leckey and even David Hockney. So take a moment and check out this year’s New Contemporaries – they’ll be filling a gallery near you soon.

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