Vol 4 Issue 005

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.

Society

Imarn Ayton: the face of reform

Ayton is the megaphone-wielding figurehead of a movement that aims to eradicate institutionalised racism wherever it’s found. As focus turns from marches to three-tier local lockdowns, the 29-year-old is contemplating how to maintain momentum while socially distanced, and how to create real and lasting change within the UK.

Music

Beabadoobee: the bubble grunge internet sensation

A 20-year-old star of the social media age, Beabadoobee is part of the first gener­ation to have near-instant access to endless socio-cultural archives, using them to create a look that is as much Smashing Pumpkins as it is Lizzie McGuire. She is yesterday, today and, probably, tomorrow. She is MEGA.

Life

New world biking

BikeStormz is the biggest youth ride out in the UK and Europe. An event that started life as a means of protesting against violent crime it has, since its foundation by Mac Ferrari-Guy in 2015, grown into a movement, a lifestyle, a way of riding in and of itself.

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