Monthly Archive: May, 2014

Hay Festival: Fry on Shakespeare and sexuality

“Shakespeare was gay,” Stephen Fry told a Hay audience. “And that’s not just because I want to make him part of my clan. The evidence is incontrovertible”. Fry said that the most powerful… Continue reading

Hay Festival: Britain’s anthem inspiration

‘Britain inspired the American national anthem,’ said veteran broadcaster Peter Snow It was 1814, Britain had defeated Napoleon and now planned to given the Americans “a good drubbing” as well, Snow told a… Continue reading

Hay Festival: Sicilian lemons

Oranges may signal death in the Godfather movies but it is the lemon that is inextricably linked with the beginnings of the Mafia in Sicily, said Helena Attlee, gardening historian and travel writer.… Continue reading

Ukraine Crisis: A new Cold War?

Masked men in militaristic uniforms pace in front of hastily erected barricades in the Eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Meanwhile members of the Ukrainian navy call their loved ones from a ship surrounded… Continue reading

VIDEO: Childhood

As part of my citizen media module at Cardiff University I was asked to produce a short video exploring one aspect of my life (using photographs, video and commentary). My film ‘Childhood’ explores my… Continue reading