On my radar: Joy Crookes’s cultural highlights

The singer-songwriter on the film that reminds her of her dad, artist Rene Matić’s ability to provoke and a documentary that sums up the life of an Arsenal fan

Born in Lambeth, south London, in 1998, singer-songwriter Joy Crookes started uploading cover versions of songs to YouTube aged 13. She released an EP in 2017 and was nominated for the rising star award at the 2020 Brits. Her debut album, Skin, a collection of soulful R&B songs exploring relationships, her Bangladeshi-Irish heritage and the changing face of south London, came out in 2021 to critical acclaim and a Mercury prize nomination. From 9 to 16 March, Crookes will be supporting Lizzo on the UK leg of her tour.

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