Category Archives: Culture

A Moveable Feast: A Lesson in Writing From Nobel Prize Winner Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway is best known as a novelist, but he started his career in journalism. For some time he was based in Paris, travelling Europe and writing for the Canadian newspaper The Toronto Star. It was here that he developed … Continue reading

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The Creative Heritage of Paris: An Article I Wrote for Etihad

  In 2013 I visited Paris to do some research about the city’s heritage, and the personalities that lived there. I discovered some remarkable stories about Paris’s creative past, and how it echoes in the city today. Check out the article below. … Continue reading

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Sparking Your Fire: Ian Wharton on Creativity

I’ve wanted to write an article about creativity for a while: how does one nurture it; what working environments help; what blocks it?  But until a chance encounter one winter’s eve, I was at a loss about how to approach such … Continue reading

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The Area Boys Of Lagos

We cross the Third Mainland Bridge at dusk and ask Okey, our driver, to stop so we can film the sunset. “You got two minutes, make da shot snappy,” he says in Lagosian Patois. Slightly bemused, we jump out and … Continue reading

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Arsenal fans on Walking The Nile

In February and March of 2014, I joined Lev Wood for the Uganda stretch of his Walking The Nile expedition.  I was writing several articles, and taking photos to go alongside them.  I noticed that lots of the local lads … Continue reading

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Walking The Nile With Levison Wood

In June/July 2014, I joined Levison Wood for the Sudan leg of his Walking The Nile expedition. Due to security restrictions, we had to cross the Bayuda Desert at the edge of the Sahara. I wrote the article up for Etihad Inflight Magazine, and you can read it here. Continue reading

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Rap & Shakespeare? Seriously?!

We’ve been here before: trying to make Shakespeare accessible by making him faster and colloquial. Dupré’s approach is to take strong acting talent, some outstandingly fast MC’ing, and combine it all with a clever, funny and accessible script. Continue reading

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