Ian Nesbitt on Collaborative Filmmaking

There has been a spate of documentaries over the last couple of years whose subjects were reportedly less than happy with the way they were portrayed. Filmmakers often find little room for grey areas, it seems, when it comes to telling salacious tales of pantomime villain benefit recipients or impossibly ‘naughty’ children. Ian Nesbitt takes…

Eating Local in the East of England

Back in 2007, the East of England Co-op launched an initiative called Sourced Locally with the aim of highlighting delectable food goods from the local area. The project has grown enormously over the last eight years. Co-op is now home to more than 2,700 locally sourced products and has helped generate over £34 million for the local economy. Sourced Locally…

Review: Radisson Blu Stansted Airport Hotel

HOTEL NAME: Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport LOCATION: Stansted, England BEST FOR: Easy and relaxing one-night stays before or after a flight. GENERAL IMPRESSIONS:  A sleek, modern hotel with friendly, professional staff and intriguing architectural features. ROOMS: All rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free WiFi, as well as laptop-sized safes, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. The decor style…

Journalism: Full-time or Freelance?

Declining print media has reduced the amount of work available for writers, while the rise of digital ensures there are exciting new opportunities in the rapidly changing industry. So what kind of writing work works right for you – one full-time job or a series of short-term commissions? Working full-time “Working in an editorial team…

Kathryn Hughes on Writing Biography

Biographer and literary critic Kathryn Hughes convenes the UK’s only MA in Biography and Creative Non-Fiction. She talks to Lauren Razavi about career diversification and shares advice for life writers… What attracted you to biography? Actually it crept up on me. I was looking for a subject for my next book and failing to find…

Rachel Khoo on Making it in Food and TV

Rachel Khoo is a self-made fashion PR-turned-food star with a passion for vintage clothes and travel. Her cookbook, The Little Paris Kitchen, and the accompanying BBC Two series have marked her out as one to watch in the world of food journalism. Lauren Razavi finds out the secret of making it in TV and publishing……