How to make ‘serious’ journalism as popular as cats, and other stories

This Thursday Grapevine hosted a meeting of new media minds  at the Frontline Club. Journalists such as Mona Chabali soon to be of the 538, Nicola Hughes of Data Miner, Dan Knowles of the Economist, Helen Lewis of the New Statesman and Luke Lewis of Buzzfeed UK among other journalists discussed in two panels how […]

Top 10: Chinese New Year in London

With London hosting the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia there’s no shortage of things to do and places to stay and shop, here’s my top 10.

Communicating about Syria – A humanitarian perspective

For my second instalment from the Frontline Club I was charged with reporting from the panel discussion Communicating about Syria – A humanitarian perspective. Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News’ International Editor chaired a panel which included Hicham Hassan from the Red Cross; Lyse Doucet, BBC Chief International Correspondent; Ben Parker, head of the UN Office […]

First instalment from the Frontline Club

I’ve got a new gig, I’m going to be writing up various talks, film screenings and panel discussions for the Frontline Club. You can read the first instalment about World Press Photo award winning photographer Andrew McConnell’s new project on the Frontline Club Blog but first listen to the answers to the quick questions I asked […]

Selfridges celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style

The photos I took of the Selfridges Diamond Jubilee window display have made on to and just in time for Jubilee weekend. See the whole gallery here: A builders’ tea party, the full English breakfast, the high street and the weather: Selfridges celebrates all things British with its Big British Bang window displays for the […]

Shall we dance? The V&A celebrates the ballgown

We take a look at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new exhibition, which celebrates British glamour since 1950

The Tweed Run takes over London

News item: After 500 cyclists gathered to cycle across the city dressed head-to-toe in tweed, we take a look at the spectacle that is the Tweed Run Gallery: The Tweed Run in pictures

Let’s look at some pretty flowers down Columbia Road

I’d heard about Columbia Road Flower Market and had always wanted to go so last Sunday I was in the area and decided to pop down for a quick browse. Once you get past the amount of people (so many people), the market itself is a feast for the eyes

The Americans show the British how it’s done at Wembley

I’m getting excited about our return to Wembley Stadium on Saturday for the Saracens, Harlequins tie (with a McFly pre-match). The last time we were at the stadium was for the once yearly visit the American NFL pays to the UK