Deutsche Welle, 25 April 2018 Berlin’s first literature festival with and by African writers, “Writing in Migration” explores these authors’ trans-cultural experiences. Ahead of the event, DW spoke to three authors taking part in its program Migration, identity and storytelling will be in the spotlight at a groundbreaking new literature festival by African writers. Around […]
The Debrief, March 12, 2018 (picture: Studio Pop) © Studio Pop Spoiler: It Isn’t The Enemy There are few situations that can’t be helped with toasted bread and a generous helping of butter. It’s what I eat to cheer myself up when I’m ill or hungover, when I’m in need of a late night snack that’s […]
The Herald Arts Magazine, December 9 2017. HOME. Mogwai’s Barry Burns is unsure where it is. He enjoys the easygoing way of life in Berlin where people still smoke in bars and swig beer on trains or while walking down the street. But Burns, who is a multi-instrumentalist for the postrockers, also loves the Glasgow […]
I was inspired to write this after spotting a gorgeous piece of artwork by Mari Andrew. Mari captures everyday life and emotions in her drawings, from being homesick to feeling broken hearted, alienated or alone to joyful moments; like buying a new scarf and how seeing a flock of birds in the sky can make you feel hopeful. […]
My flatmate says the moment she truly felt at home in Berghain was when she walked into the toilets to find a naked man drying his bum on the hand dryer. I love this story because it sums up Berlin for me. Whatdyamean the capital of Germany is basically just a dude getting his penis […]
Twice I’ve seen Beach Boys’ legend Brian Wilson perform and twice I’ve had some kind of out of body experience. The first was at T in the Park when my pal and I became great friends with a hippy couple for the whole of his set. We swayed around the dark tent holding on to each other, […]
Positively Scottish, February 17 2017 For tens of thousands of refugees who have fled war-torn countries, settling into life in a European city like Berlin is not easy. But Scottish comedian and former DJ Neil Numb is hoping to give them something to laugh about. The 43-year-old from Edinburgh has teamed up with charity arts […]
The Evening Express, October 12 2016 There’s flying jackets, big joyful movements and lots of whistling.
The Evening Express, September 30 2016 It’s not every day a job interview involves a visit from one of the UK’s greatest rock stars.
Father-of-four Mohammad Ahmad turns to the baby of the family – his youngest son Omar – to ask if he’s happy in Paisley.
The Sunday Herald, December 20 2015 Scots have been the punchline of jokes in Germany for decades thanks to the tired old tight-fisted stereotype.
The Evening Times, August 31 2015 A man who fled to the UK with bullets in his leg after being hunted down by terrorists is backing a Scottish drive to stop violence against women.