Caught in the middle

Caught in the middle

I have never witnessed an audience quite like the one present the night I got all dolled up for The High Low Experience. It wasn't until we were seated and I turned to absorb the crowd behind me that I realised the Barbican Centre had been swamped by Millennials. Aside from personal individualities, cultures and [...]

Tweed dreams

Tweed dreams

The year I turned seventeen the only thing occupying my mind was being able to drive. Living 2 miles out of a small town in an even smaller village threw up a lot of frustrating barriers to navigating teenage life. I yearned for a car for a sense of independence: freedom from begrudging parent lifts [...]

Greenman on film

Greenman on film

As we squeeze out the last dregs of summer and start battening down the hatches and preparing to wrap up warm for winter, I couldn’t have collected my last batch of disposable pictures from festival season at a better time. I’m hanging up my retro Speedos raincoat and retiring from the party (and camping) lifestyle [...]

Bilbao on film

Bilbao on film

There’s a certain kind of magic that attaches itself to capturing life through an unfiltered lens. Squinting into the eyepiece of a cheap Boots disposable camera and pressing that little button with the ever anti-climatic click, followed by the period of unknown before you get the pictures developed and cling onto a real, physical packet [...]

Bilbao Blues

Bilbao Blues

My holiday from blogging and creating content has gradually extended to a longer period than expected, but since taking a real break for the first time in four years I have come crashing back down to reality and refreshed my entire perspective on the realm of social media and online sharing. The freedom I have [...]

Culture Corner #4 – Mental Health Awareness Week

Culture Corner #4 – Mental Health Awareness Week

Today marks the last day of Mental Health Awareness Week, and so this month I want to use Culture Corner as a space to help break down the stigma that still surrounds talking openly about our mental health. We speak so freely about our physical health, but barriers need to be broken down so this [...]

Second-hand skirt

Second-hand skirt

Let's talk hand-me-downs. I have always loved finding treasures in the pile of clothes that someone no longer wants. Be it a friend, my sister (usually the other way round in this instance), my cousins or even my brother, I love taking a piece of clothing that doesn't fulfil its owner's desires and making it [...]