The annual BBC prediction of music's future stars has been unveiled, and there are several reasons for you to start getting excited about some new material coming your way in 2019. OCTAVIAN The winner this year is 23 year old rapper Octavian. His profile blew up when Drake filmed himself singing his first hit song [...]

BBC SOUND OF 2019 2019-01-12T16:20:31+00:00

HEKKTA Reviews – The Favourite

Hilarious, weird and unique; HEKKTA has not seen a film quite like The Favourite. The entire movie is carried by the fantastic performances of the three main leads, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, whose bawdy portrayal of the period will leave you unsettled and in stiches in equal measure. Whilst the characters and storylines [...]

HEKKTA Reviews – The Favourite 2019-01-10T16:20:07+00:00


There's a young Geordie on the music scene who is really grabbing our attention. Beaming off his recent Brits Critics' Choice Award win, Sam Fender's songs are not only catchy anthems, but he's talking about different and important topics. This guy is going to go far, and HEKKTA recommends you get involved. At the end [...]

HEKKTA LISTENS – Sam Fender 2018-12-22T15:20:36+00:00

Travel Back In Time

Feeling nostalgic, HEKKTA travels back in time to London in 1937, where these amazingly insightful pictures give us a glimpse into life in our capital 80 years ago. With many differences, but also many similarities, we've certainly come a long way since the days of the 1930s. Travel Back In Time It appears [...]

Travel Back In Time 2018-12-14T10:16:13+00:00

Lewes Bonfire Night – A Fiery Spectacle

Last Monday, HEKKTA decided to do something a little different for Guy Fawkes night than the usual damp squib of an extortionate fireworks display. On mass, HEKKTA went to Lewes to be spectator to one of the biggest bonfire events in the world. With an average of 80,000 people attending the spectacle in a town [...]

Lewes Bonfire Night – A Fiery Spectacle 2018-11-17T08:29:04+00:00

Bologna – The City Where You Get a Free Beer For a Bike Ride

Imagine a place where you get free beer for riding your bike - no frills or faffage, just a simple exhange. Well thanks to The Bella Mossa, that's exactly what the Italian city of Bologna is doing. La Bella Mossa is a new government funded scheme in the northern Italian city of Bologna, which rewards [...]

Bologna – The City Where You Get a Free Beer For a Bike Ride 2018-11-01T11:22:23+00:00

Unequal Scenes – The Stark Contrast of Wealth Inequality in Cities

Johnny Miller's Unreal Scenes photography project captures the unfair truth of wealth inequality within cities, and how stark the contrast often is. Miller lives in Cape Town where the signs of wealth inequality between the rich and poor are all too obvious. Vast townships can be just a five minute drive from huge mansions with [...]

Unequal Scenes – The Stark Contrast of Wealth Inequality in Cities 2018-09-12T10:59:34+00:00

Cassidy Plans First Sub-Saharan Seed Vault on Kilimanjaro

An architecture graduate has come up with a proposal to build a seed vault on the western slope of Kilimanjaro. Imagining Tanzania in a post-apocalyptic scenario, he explains how the seed vault could be crucial in maintaining Africa's vital agricultural sector. Architecture can take hundreds of forms, but architecture designed to save human life in [...]

Cassidy Plans First Sub-Saharan Seed Vault on Kilimanjaro 2018-09-05T05:45:16+00:00

Namibia – The Skeleton Coast

HEKKTA explores Nina Maritz Architects' Shipwreck Lodge, inspired by the Skeleton Coast in Namibia. Baron, eerie but beautiful, this is surely one to tick off the bucket list. Sprawling over 500 kilometres of the Namibian coastline, the Skeleton Coast is not a seaside like we know. Despite it taking almost a third of the country's [...]

Namibia – The Skeleton Coast 2018-08-30T11:22:07+00:00

Unity Born Out of Hate – The History of Carnival

This weekend millions will fill the streets for Notting Hill Carnival, the annual celebration of Carribean culture created to foster integration and unity. HEKKTA delves into why Carnival was brought to London, how it was born and how it has evolved through the years. Carnival has become the largest street party in Europe, and as [...]

Unity Born Out of Hate – The History of Carnival 2018-08-21T14:20:03+00:00