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I am an arts and cultural affairs journalist who is interested in what visual artists, writers, film makers, playwrights, musicians and performers are under the British cultural radar. I am looking for new trends, new artists and old ideas being seen anew.

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My WeekendNotes - 61
If The Windmill pub in Brixton was in a film, it would be straight from Central Casting with its graffitied toilets ... [more]
13/07/2018
There's a time when a poet comes and distils where you live into only a few words. Patrick Lyons is that poet, distillin... [more]
Not that long after I left uni, I wrote for a Zine called Toy Pirate, which showcased some of the best stuff under the c... [more]
A Facebook friend of mine posted something on Sam Smith, which was about how bland and anodyne his work is. Well, ... [more]
Have you ever read the book, "7 Arguments For The Abolition of Television"? I haven't, but you only have to turn it on t... [more]
You may have noticed that many pop videos you see on YouTube often have a nice car or two in them. Well, I started to wo... [more]
You want to make a grand entrance to the prom, but has anyone noticed that white stretch limousines are full of tacky an... [more]
In the post-Olympic lull before The Paralympic Games begin, most of the armchair athletes are turning over to the fo... [more]
When people talk about The Brexit, those opposed think that cross border cooperation will cease. Let me tell you that's ... [more]
This is the time of year when the advertising industry tells you to consume to be happy, only to rub it in my face when ... [more]
'Albino' - what does it mean to you? Alba puts this question to you in a one act play which is based on the life of the... [more]
24/07/2015 - 25/07/2015
When we think of obesity, it isn't good. Rightly so, as you have no energy, limited capacity for educational and employm... [more]
23/06/2015
What comes to mind when you hear the word "venom"? A seminal New Wave of British Heavy Metal band, or a gift from L... [more]
17/05/2015 - 06/09/2015
When you think of illustration, you think of children's books, school textbooks and info graphics in the press. Well, yo... [more]
09/05/2015 - 10/05/2015
When you see the picture, you ignore the frame. When the picture is taken out of the picture, you see the bigger picture... [more]
01/04/2015 - 23/09/2015
" I've given up on politics. The only thing I can do communicate with people like me who actually care about what happen... [more]
16/03/2015 - 22/03/2015
Christmas is a wonderful time of year when you're three years old, but times that age by ten, you're the one paying for ... [more]
14/11/2014 - 31/12/2014
When I interviewed the creators of Diana, The Musical, I was told that very few productions have original material. They... [more]
29/10/2014 - 23/05/2015
How do you make life worth living?Earlier in 2014, I was commissioned by a homeless shelter in Calgary to come up with a... [more]
02/10/2013 - 18/01/2015
It seems that there is more going wrong with Britain today. Every time you look in the paper, or look at Facebook, you h... [more]
When you think of a play involving gangsters, you think of Brecht's Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui. East End Wide Boys, yo... [more]
09/09/2014 - 21/09/2014
You look at the street art in the more Nathan Barley areas of London and it looks indistinguishable from the graffit... [more]
28/08/2014 - 07/09/2014
Whether we love or loathe them, special effects are integral to the process of storytelling in today's multimedia ag... [more]
When I was in the gym, getting changed, the somewhat Orwellian flat screen TV permanently tuned to BBC News 24 repor... [more]
They say that radio is better than television, for the simple reason that the pictures are better. By that, they mean th... [more]
The Easter Holidays have always been about more than chocolate since Pagan times, as it's named after the Pagan goddess... [more]
18/04/2014
The fastest pancake in the west was flipped by two girls from the east, with two Japanese girls running in the Shrove ... [more]
The best way into a man's heart is through his stomach, but whoever came up with such a sexist idea must have never ... [more]
We all know London is a very multicultural place, filled with juxtapositions and contrasts. One minute you can be walkin... [more]
When I look at a children's cartoon, I think it's just a protracted advertisement for toys. Watching The Lego Movie ... [more]
When you are a country in the cutting edge of culture, Lady Gaga is bound to claiming asylum at one of your embassies, b... [more]
04/02/2014 - 01/03/2014
There was only a month between Princip's assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the outbreak of the first Wor... [more]
Looking at the o2's hoarding that shows highlights in popular music, the more knowledgeable amongst us realise there... [more]
If your idea of a good night out isn't standing out in a street on a wet December evening, tell that to someone who ... [more]
Dating is fraught with danger from being rejected to stalked, yet you have to wear a metaphorical mask to defend yoursel... [more]
Here comes the bride, the photographers, caterers, cake and the African choir, all on the way to Spitalfields Market... [more]
Job interviews have the great advantage of presenting opportunities to try something new, not just on the career fro... [more]
Have you ever been mislead by a band that played nothing like their name expected? Ever thought Joy Orbison was a Ro... [more]
Would you give your girlfriend a pearl necklace? The V&A in Kensington has the ultimate window shopping experien... [more]
21/09/2013 - 19/01/2014
One of the legends that recurs on our screens is that of Ed Gein, the Wisconsin farmer who cannibalised and slept wi... [more]
Do any of you think reality has eclipsed satire? Tell this to the people who wrote and edited the Wipers Times, who ... [more]
As an amateur photographer, I was recently taken back by the fact there are still people who shoot using film and other ... [more]
23/08/2013 - 26/08/2013
The professions get a bad press these days. Journalists who bribe to get a story to bankers using loopholes to get c... [more]
23/05/2013 - 01/09/2013
With the explosion of online services, it feels like you're trying to get the soot and dust from the blast out of ... [more]
In the current economic climate, we tend to think of art as a luxury. However, art lays beat the hidden underbelly o... [more]
10/05/2013 - 06/06/2013
Don't you hate it when a gig is cancelled! I was hoping to see when I heard that the V&A cancelled it on health & s... [more]
Let's play a word association game. I say a word and you know what to do. Here we go: "sheep." Get those dirty thoughts ... [more]
13/03/2013 - 24/03/2013
With Mother's Day looming, the best gift you can give your mother is knowledge. Not to mention free traditional Korean c... [more]
Each time you select a song on your iPod, send a text message or look up the price of gold, you look into a Black Mirror... [more]
Ever wondered what happens on a film shoot? I am proud to present a sneak preview of the latest Hollywood blockbuster, w... [more]
It's that time of year, when you're panicking about what to get your best friend's dog for December 25th, whether th... [more]
Walking out of Gangnam, you can't help but notice that the Korean Peninsula can be more stylish and diverse than what yo... [more]
01/11/2012 - 21/11/2012
Adolf Hipster is a great name for a band, even the most politically correct man can laugh at it. Unless you're Hipster... [more]
What do you get when three animators with a big love of four loveable moptops from Liverpool and some animation software... [more]
With all the turmoil in the Middle East, an art exhibition celebrating the work of Arab Artists seems frivolous, but dee... [more]
06/10/2012 - 28/10/2012
It seems clear to me that Luc Besson in his Hollywood-era has the same formula for his films, Taken 2 is no exceptio... [more]
07/09/2012 - 31/10/2012
The best way to get away from yet another episode of "East Enders", "Coronation Street" or other ubiquitous soaps is... [more]
No, Gary, It's not not what you're thinking. It's a Japanese street fashion that embraces cuetsy femininity that was sh... [more]
31/08/2012
How many of you have heard that saying, there's a fine line between genius and madness? Being a fan of Rocky Erikson of... [more]
13/08/2012 - 28/10/2012
Have you ever had the feeling that the packaging tastes better than the food served to you? I had that today when I ... [more]
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