These articles were published in C&IT Magazine, a trade title for the events industry in the UK. C&IT (Conference and Incentive Travel) provides daily news and features online, as well as publishing a quarterly magazine. Here are some examples of my work in the magazine. Summer 2020 issue Spring 2020 issue Winter 2019 issue Autumn… Read More Articles for C&IT Magazine
These articles were written for Forever Sports when I was a staff writer on the magazine. Travel was a topic I covered a lot.
I was a staff writer at FS magazine from November 2015 until July 2017 (when the magazine closed). Here’s a selection of articles I wrote, on a range of subjects:
An article that imagines what songs the main party leaders might play in their very own DJ set. *Update* – this article no longer seems to exist online.
This was a feature for the November issue of Forever Sports magazine. It included interviews with lots of experts, ranging from a Team GB skier to a Shaolin Monk. The whole thing was rather magnificently illustrated by Joe McDermott. It’s always nice to see your articles in print, but even more so when they end up… Read More 10 greatest ever sporting movie moments for Forever Sports
Written for the June 2014 issue of Forever Sports. PDFs of the pages are below. Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
A piece for the April issue of the magazine Economia and their website. Link to web version here *Update: Economia closed in December 2019 and the article has gone with it*
Written for Haze Magazine, partly in response to the political saga that was ‘Plebgate’. And then some things that politicians actually did say but wish they hadn’t, such as Boris Johnson referring to £250,000 as “chicken feed”. *Update* Haze Magazine doesn’t seem to exist any more so I’ve removed the link.
There’s more actors turned politicians than you might think. Schwarzenegger is probably the first that comes to mind but there’s been a few of them, some more successful than others. I enjoyed learning about Jesse Ventura’s time as governor of Minnesota. When the state had a budget surplus in 1999 he decided to give all… Read More 10 Actors Who Became Politicians for Total Film
This was written for Haze Magazine, a new UK current affairs and politics site. It’s partly about the ineptitude of Michael Gove and more broadly about career politicians who have no experience of the area of government policy they have been placed in charge of. *Update* Haze Magazine doesn’t seem to exist any more, so… Read More Those Who Can, Teach. Those Who Can’t, Become Politicians
I spent a couple of weeks at Total Film when I first became a journalist in 2013. I wrote for the magazine and the website, and below the cover are the pieces I had published in the magazine.
The Guardian has a regular series called Clip Joint, where the writer picks five clips which illustrate a point or are the best/worst of something. So I wrote about cockneys on film. http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2013/jun/26/clip-joint-cockneys Just FYI, the Michael Caine clip I chose was much better:
An article for Total Film on movies released within 6 months of each other that were very similar. It happens a lot… Link to article: http://www.totalfilm.com/features/22-movies-that-were-weirdly-similar/iron-eagle-and-top-gun
The Guardian run a regular series called Cine-files where somebody writes about their favourite small cinema. I chose the Harbour Lights, in Southampton, as I used to live there and it served me well. Link to full Guardian article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2013/may/14/cine-files-harbour-lights-southampton
This is a piece I had published by The Guardian while I was on a work placement there, following on from my NCTJ diploma. I’ve always been a big fan of QOTSA, so this was a joy to write! http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2013/may/10/queens-of-the-stone-age-beginners-guide
On a work placement with The Guardian arts desk, I got to write several pieces for publication on the Guardian’s website. This reader-led Matthew McConaughey piece was the first. http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2013/may/10/matthew-mcconaughey-five-best-moments (This is just a screen-shot, click the link above to go to… Read More Matthew McConaughey: five best moments for The Guardian
It was quite by accident that I stumbled upon an ebook with the rather catchy title ‘The Life and Times of the Roman Patrician Alexis: To Which Is Annexed, an Account of the Mission Founded in Kentish Town’. Catholicism is the theme of this book, or more precisely the first Catholic Church in Kentish Town. Started by… Read More Unworthy Characters and Spiritual Destitution: Kentish Town in 1846
During the course of NCTJ journo-school I’ve had a couple more news stories published on The Argus website. Links to both: Play_street_bid_for_Westbourne_Street Charity_wants_volunteer_music_fans
As of mid-January 2013 I am living in Brighton for 4 months to undertake an NCTJ diploma in Journalism with Brighton Journalist Works. The course is run in conjunction with The Argus, the local newspaper in Brighton, and we can submit news articles to them. This week I had one article appear on the website… Read More Two news pieces for The Argus
With an impending move down to Brighton to get an NCTJ diploma in journalism, I have been thinking about the subject a lot lately. Which in turn got me thinking about journalists in films. From which was born this article for Den of Geek: http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/23921/12-great-movie-journalists
This review originally appeared on the Who’s Jack website in March 2012 Wild Bill 23 March 2012 Dir: Dexter Fletcher Cast: Charlie Creed-Miles, Will Poulter, Liz White, Sammy Williams “Wild” Bill (Charlie Creed-Miles) is a man who wishes to be wild no more. On his release from prison after eight years, all he wants to… Read More WILD BILL review for Who’s Jack
Beasts of the Southern Wild We’re approaching the end of the year now, so it’s that time when everyone starts giving their top 10 cats/hats/cats wearing hats of 2012. Or, more often, their top 10 films. Which is what this is. AND, I’m even going to attempt to put them in order so that the… Read More Top 10 Films of 2012
This is probably the geekiest article I’ve ever written, aptly for the Sci-fi leaning website Den of Geek. They have been running a lot of Red Dwarf articles and promotional items lately to coincide with the tenth series, so I offered to give my opinion as a Red Dwarf fan on who the best supporting… Read More Red Dwarf’s 10 best supporting characters for Den of Geek!
At the 2012 London film Festival I checked out Seven Psychopaths featuring a rather mighty cast of Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Tom Waits and Gabourey Sidibe. It’s the first film since In Bruges (a big personal favourite) for Irish director Martin McDonagh. Review: http://zapbangmagazine.com/film/reviews/seven-psychopaths
Beasts of the Southern Wild is one of the best films to come out of 2012. Simply stunning. I went to see it at the London Film Festival and reviewed it here: http://www.zapbangmagazine.com/film/reviews/beasts-of-the-southern-wild
A round-up of the 56th BFI London Film Festival for The Kentishtowner, discussing some of the highlights of this year’s festival, including the documentary Beware of Mr Baker. http://www.kentishtowner.co.uk/2012/10/15/review-london-film-festival/
A review of Grassroots, an American political comedy directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, starring Jason Biggs and Joel David Moore. http://www.zapbangmagazine.com/film/reviews/grassroots
Review of low-budget British horror-comedy Stitches, starring comedian Ross Noble. http://www.zapbangmagazine.com/film/reviews/stitches
In my first article for website Den of Geek, I have written a guide entitled: How to make a low-budget movie monster. http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/22795/how-to-make-a-low-budget-movie-monster
Review of Oliver Stone’s star-studded Savages can be found here http://www.zapbangmagazine.com/film/reviews/savages