AWAN: Arab Women Artists Now

It goes without saying that artists in the Arab world are faced with extreme challenges when it comes to creating work, let alone displaying it. In the Middle East and North African regions, the promotion and preservation of culture are even more imperative than in many other places around the world, now, even more than…

DIRT. Wine List Takeover

Back in October 2017, our wine maestro Mattia Bianchi has launched DIRT. at Berber & Q Shawarma Bar, celebrating the diverse soil and climates in the wine world. Once a month Mattia took on two leading sommeliers from London and beyond, as they hunt in search of the best bottles from their chosen soil: Magma…

Berber & Q – ON TOUR

This year we decided to stop being so lazy and hiding behind our restaurant walls… There’s a whole world out there, and we’d like to take the Berber & Q circus to all corners of it. We’re trekking around the UK this summer for various shindigs, it’d be great to see some of you Berberians…

Kadiköy

Kadıköy is my favourite neighbourhood in Istanbul for few reasons, first of all you need to cross the Bosphoros to get there, meaning that you’re basically leaving the European continent to enter Asia, and it takes 25 minutes on a ferry. That’s a physical and mental trip in itself. Secondly because they’ve granted and supported…

Israel’s Burning Man

From the appeal of hanging out in a dreamy desert metropolis, to the constant stream of musical inspiration we take from DJ sets recorded live there, we don’t half have a desire to one day get ourselves to Black Rock City. However, in the last few years, like every festival or “crucible of creativity”, there’s…

Into the wild…

Do you remember that dream when you were younger? The one where you’re in a big open field? You’re not sure where, but there are lots of people, and everyone is happy and dancing. You think it might be real because your friends are there, but then you see something otherworldly. You see the trees…