Usain Bolt: The Greatest Showman on Earth

by Shane Thomas  If the Olympics is the greatest show on Earth, then its greatest showman is Usain Bolt. Sprinting’s irresistible force and its immovable object, and arguably the most famous athlete on a global scale since Muhammad Ali, Bolt delighted the watching world by winning an unprecedented third Olympic 100 metre title in a row.… Read More

The Rio Olympics 2016: the good, the bad and the ugly

by Shane Thomas There are a number of things in this world that I have little direct interest in: cookery programmes; the fashion industry; or TV shows from Shonda Rhimes. But that doesn’t stop me appreciating their wider social impact. It’s not difficult to comprehend the significance of Nadiya Hussain, Jourdan Dunn, or Shonda Rhimes’s influence on… Read More

Black Artists Centre Stage: An Interview with Everton Wright

by Jon Daniel In October, we in the UK celebrate Black History Month. The tradition started 27 years ago and provides a small, but well established window of opportunity to focus on the achievements of primarily African and African-Caribbean people in the UK. Befitting this historical date in the calendar, I wanted to take the… Read More