FUNOON [FU-NOON]: (NOUN) THE ARTS (ARABIC, URDU, PERSIAN)
London is one of the most diverse and irrepressible cities in the world – it’s air buzzing with constant innovation and creativity. We love its streets and stories, its sights and sounds, its much-loved stereotypes amidst its constant movement and evolution. And more than anything else, we love its perfectly chaotic meshing of diverse peoples, stories, identities and cultures.
Funoon London is a guide to the best of South Asian culture, lifestyle and events in London. We’ll tell you about our favourite things to do, see, eat and buy – whether you want to dance to bhangra, take in a play about Southall, watch a new Pakistani film, hear a talk on Nepal, eat some hoppers, buy a durree, get hold of a bridal lehnga, or find out about the latest writing from Bangladesh.
Funoon was started in 2013 by two friends – Seema Khan and Nadia Rahman – who live in London and work in international development and human rights. Our aim is to provide an interested Londoner’s perspective on South Asian culture and lifestyle in this great city of ours, and to celebrate the role that art and cultural expression play in bringing about social change – by asking the important questions, celebrating our shared humanity, offering new visions and ideas, and providing inspiration.
If you’d like to send us ideas about things to check out, or get in touch with us just because, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art work by Nasreen Raja
Graphic design by Tania Naima Khan