MAYA is an arts & culture magazine for creative, independent women.

The pUKEs: Ukulele Punks Spreading the DIY Message

A chat with The pUKEs, from guerrilla gigging to ukulele workshops. It’s a sunny Sunday afternoon in Battersea Park, and a circle of (mostly) children are staring intently at the … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

HAIM – gig review

MAYA had the good fortune of seeing California’s greatest and latest musical export live at Heaven. And heavenly it sure was. You kiss your mother with that mouth? When the bass … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Eco- Couture or Fashion First, Planet Second?

The Queen of Recycle Runway Founder of Recycle Runway Nancy Judd is an environmental educator, artist and recycling consultant since 1990. Surrounded by creativity all her life, Nancy grew up … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Turner Prize Announcements 2013

A painter, a film-maker, a cartoonist and a curator of “encounter” performance projects all battling for £25,000? It must be time for the Turner Prize. The nominees have been announced … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Zita Holbourne

Zita Holbourn an award winning, passionate, inspirational poet and activist as one of the co-founders of BARAC Campaigning against job cuts and highlighting the significant issues that affect people hit … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

All The Fun of The London Book Fair

MAYA attended one of the world’s biggest publishing events of the year where we attended many seminars, ate pizza and got a little bit lost. Q: Where can you find … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment


Along with MAYA, The Spice Girls are left “gutted” and “devastated” as their girl power West End show is set to close in June after 7 months of poor ticket … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Braintree Sound Academy: Free Music Lessons for Young People

The Academy is drumming priceless self confidence into young people through its week-long intensives that turn novices into performers. Young people from 13-25 are making a big noise in a … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

How Much Exercise Are We Really Doing?

Are we doing enough exercise? Why do we hate working out? Some women enjoy exercising. Some women tolerate it. Most women want to hurl when hearing the words ‘gym’, ‘exercise’ … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Treetop Flyers – ‘The Mountain Moves’

The UK’s finest country soul band released their debut album last week. MAYA met with lead man Reid Morrison to discover the secrets behind the sound. A long time coming … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

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