Review: Black Honey returns to Brighton

[This story was first published online in the Brighton and Hove Independent website on October 15,  2018. The original story can be read here: brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/news/black-honey-returns-to-brighton-for-concorde-2-gig-1-8669649.] If last night is anything to go by, Black Honey fans go hard. Although this is the Brighton band’s debut album tour, the audience was right there with the four-piece for […]

The Other Screen

[This story was originally published in the October 2018 edition of etc magazine. A PDF version of the article is available at the bottom of this blog post.] Meet the Brighton artist who is inviting filmgoers to challenge cinematic representations of disability. Emily Jessica Turner learns more “What really spurred me on to do this was […]

James Henry Pullen: Inmate, Inventor, Genius

On Friday, I finally managed to visit Inmate, Inventor, Genius, the Watts Gallery’s exhibition showcasing the life and work of asylum artist James Henry Pullen (1835-1916). This was a fascinating exhibition which demonstrated the artist’s incredible creative talent and technical skill while sensitively contextualising his practice with his institutionalisation. Pullen created ‘extraordinary designs, gigantic articulated […]

Review: Electropop-inspired debut from YouTube star Emma Blackery

[This story was first published online in the Brighton and Hove Independent website on September 12,  2018. The original story can be read here: brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/news/electropop-inspired-debut-from-brighton-based-youtube-star-emma-blackery-1-8632294.] Brighton based pop star and YouTube vlogger Emma Blackery has released her debut album. ‘Villains’, made available on August 31, follows a number of EPs from the artist. Blackery recently completed […]

A Review of Clementine Ford’s Fight Like A Girl

Content warning for both Ford’s book and this review: sexual violence, rape culture, eating disorders, and mental health issues. Note: Fight Like A Girl was originally printed in Australia by Allen & Unwin in 2016, and was published by Oneworld Publications for the UK on August 2, and will be published in the US on […]

A Review of The Way of All Flesh

[This story was published on September 3, 2018, on the BAVS Neo-Victorian blog. Read the original story at victorianist.wordpress.com/2018/09/03/review-of-the-way-of-all-flesh-by-ambrose-perry.] A detailed and often macabre tale blending historical reality with fictional drama, Ambrose Parry’s The Way of All Flesh is set in a evocative rendition of 1840s Edinburgh. The novel follows nineteen year old medical student Will Raven, who […]

Full steam ahead

[This story was first published online in the Chichester Observer on August 23, 2018. The original story can be read here: chichester.co.uk/news/it-s-full-steam-ahead-as-thousands-visit-weald-and-downland-museum-for-vintage-fair-1-8607528] [This is an example of the type of writing I do in my role as a reporter for Johnston Press – local, weekly news. I don’t usually post this kind of work, despite […]