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On Shaping Metal – Essay for Paperboats Zine Issue Three – Turning the Tide. 

The issue is  described by the editors as “Clear sighted, loving and courageous testimonies of what is happening – and of what is coming – to this planet, and its dazzling ecology of beings.” My essay is about what shaping metal can teach us about the climate crisis. 

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Finding a Hyphen – Guest Blog for Pens Around the World – April 2024

How a piece of punctuation solved my identity crisis. 

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Graffiti in Stockholm – Slow Travel Stockholm

An account of my discovery of an unusual graffiti park on the outskirts of Stockholm city. 

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Walking the River Don – Caught by the River 

Walking the river I grew up alongside, looking at bridges, Sunset Song and what roots us to a landscape.

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Journey Down the Río Marañón – Sidetracked Magazine 

An account of raft guide, Emil Carlsson’s trip down the Río Marañón in Peru.

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Kidnap in the Altiplano

Jan 2009 

A short story published in the Days Like This anthology by Scottish Book Trust and BBC Radio Scotland

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On Duende: Contemporary Arts in Andalusia 


I was awarded a European Travel Scholarship in 2008 by The Peter Kirk Fund

I spent 3 months researching the elusive notion of ‘duende’ in Flamenco and contemporary art in Seville. Please email me if you would like to see a copy of the report.