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 Shocking (and healthy) truth about bread
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 […]
Mogwai’s Barry Burns on beers, babies and Berlin
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 […]
A love letter to Glasgow’s gig scene
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, […]
How a Brit handled the Berlin dating scene
Refinery29, May 29 2017 If you’re dating right now then you know. You know how difficult it is to swipe left and right when all you want is to enjoy a half-decent conversation in real life. You know how tedious it can be to flirt over the internet with people you may or may not […]
What it’s like to live with your parents at thirty
Refinery 29, April 12, 2017 It’s Friday night and I’m enjoying a well-earned wine and some trashy TV with one of my favourite people in the world. But it’s not my boyfriend on the sofa passing me crisps. It’s not even a reliable girlfriend or flatmate. It’s actually my mum, who I live with along […]
October 12 2016: Double helping of dance with Scottish Ballet
The Evening Express, October 12 2016 There’s flying jackets, big joyful movements and lots of whistling.
September 30 2016: Kinks show is a rock ‘n’ roll fantasy
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.