NEPAL – A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words

Matt Eagles from Macclesfield in Cheshire sent two photographs to the Culture Corner in response to “A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words.” I have to say I love the composition of both shots and Matt really manages to capture the spirit of Nepal and its people. He explains “I developed a passion for photography after a wonderful safari trip to Botswana, Zambia and Namibia in 2007 although I had little experience. On my return I was so determined to capture those wonderful images I had seen that I decided...



Hampstead-based-artist Ronnie Shahmoon was the first to feature on BBC2’s series Show Me The Monet: the BBC’s answer to Dragon’s Den but for artists. Hosted by BBC presenter Chris Hollins and judged by three of the world’s toughest art critics, the show has proved increasingly popular up and down the country. An interesting first candidate, Ronnie Shahmoon from London kick-started the show with a contemporary twist: his large artwork featuring plugs and switches may look banal on face-value, but it actually holds a pretty significant meaning. In 1999, at the age of...


Art is Music to the Soul

Published 16 May, 2011 at and for the BBC’s Show Me The Monet coverage Sound Artist Ashwan doing what he loves    Barcelona-based artist Ashwan made it to the final cut on BBC 2’s fortnight-long series of Show Me The Monet, which launched on Monday and is proving increasingly popular up and down the country. Facing the Hanging Committee, Ashwan was the first contestant in the series to receive yes-votes from all three judges. His piece, “Return Of The Life” was valued at £2900 I am catching up...