Time Out’s 40th birthday international heroes

When Time Out asked its magazines around the world to interview their local heroes we never expected the amazing diversity of the responses. Here are the results: figures from art, politics, sport, music, fashion and a host of other fields, all with one thing in common: they are Time Out’s 40th birthday international heroes

  • Time Out’s 40th birthday international heroes

    Time Out's heroes of the world


  • By city | A-Z

    Amsterdam

    Henk Schiffmacher (tattoo artist), Mariska Majoor (activist), Rineke Dijkstra (photographer)

    Barcelona

    Calixto Bieto (theatre director), Jaume Plensa (sculptor), Quim Monzó (writer)

    Beijing

    Ai Weiwei (artist), Gia (musician), Xander Zhou (designer)

    Beirut

    Ellie Saab (designer), Bernard Khoury (architect)

    Chicago

    Billy Corgan (musician), Lupe Fiasco (musician), Roger Ebert (film critic)

    Cyprus

    Marcos Baghdatis (tennis player), Michalis Hatzigiannis (musician), Spiros Pisinos (conductor)

    Delhi

    Amit Saigal (music impresario), Laila Tyabji (crafts revivalist), Anjali Gopalan (LGBTI activist)

    Dubai and Abu Dhabi

    Bernie Ecclestone (F1 executive), Frankie Dettori (jockey), Gordon Ramsay (chef), Lateefa bint Maktoum (curator), Sulaiman Al-Fahim (entrepreneur)

    Hong Kong

    David Tang (businessman), John Woo (filmmaker), Vivienne Tam (designer)

    Istanbul

    Elif Şafak (writer), Nuri Bilge Ceylan (filmmaker), Sezen Aksu (musician) Kiev Ivan Marchuk (artist), Wladimir Klitschko (boxing champion)

    Kuala Lumpur

    Noor Adlan Bin Zulkifli (athlete)

    Lisbon

    Joana Vasconcelos (artist), Jorge Palma (musician), Jorge Silva Melo (film director)

    Moscow

    Alexy Chadov (actor), Vladimir Polunin (clown), Vladimir Sorokin (writer)

    Mumbai

    Amitabh Bachchan (actor), MF Husain (artist), Salman Rushdie (writer), Zubin Mehta (conductor)

    New York

    Tina Fey (comedian), Michael Bloomberg (Mayor of New York), Jay-Z (musician), Tony Kushner (playwright)

    Singapore

    Donna Ong (artist), Jing Quek (photographer), Stefanie Sun (musician)

    St Petersburg

    Andrey Arshavin (footballer), Liza Boyarskaya (actor), Sergey Shnurov (musician)

    Sydney

    Clive James (writer and broadcaster)

    Tel Aviv

    Dana International (musician), Etgar Keret (writer), Ohad Naharin (choreographer)By city | A-Z

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Ellie Saab (designer), Bernard Khoury (architect) Billy Corgan (musician), Lupe Fiasco (musician), Roger Ebert (film critic) Marcos Baghdatis (tennis player), Michalis Hatzigiannis (musician), Spiros Pisinos (conductor) Amit Saigal (music impresario), Laila Tyabji (crafts revivalist), Anjali Gopalan (LGBTI activist)

Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Bernie Ecclestone (F1 executive), Frankie Dettori (jockey), Gordon Ramsay (chef), Lateefa bint Maktoum (curator), Sulaiman Al-Fahim (entrepreneur)David Tang (businessman), John Woo (filmmaker), Vivienne Tam (designer)Elif Şafak (writer), Nuri Bilge Ceylan (filmmaker), Sezen Aksu (musician) Kiev Ivan Marchuk (artist), Wladimir Klitschko (boxing champion)Noor Adlan Bin Zulkifli (athlete) Joana Vasconcelos (artist), Jorge Palma (musician), Jorge Silva Melo (film director)Alexy Chadov (actor), Vladimir Polunin (clown), Vladimir Sorokin (writer)Amitabh Bachchan (actor), MF Husain (artist), Salman Rushdie (writer), Zubin Mehta (conductor)Tina Fey (comedian), Michael Bloomberg (Mayor of New York), Jay-Z (musician), Tony Kushner (playwright)Donna Ong (artist), Jing Quek (photographer), Stefanie Sun (musician)Andrey Arshavin (footballer), Liza Boyarskaya (actor), Sergey Shnurov (musician)Clive James (writer and broadcaster) Dana International (musician), Etgar Keret (writer), Ohad Naharin (choreographer)By city | A-Z