Scans of my broken brain have been transformed into an educational 3D Minecraft map and photorealistic artwork by a Foo Fighters’ video animator – unleashing a brain chain of creativity.Read More Please don’t squash my tiny brain. Thank you.
It turns out that I was born with something extra in my brain. I’m calling it my ‘Clusterfuck’. Corona was ruled out after a six-inch straw was shoved up my nose against my will – and on a Monday night.Read More What goes on strike in the middle of a pandemic? My bloody brain.
Just over two months ago we launched a competition to find the best, undiscovered writing talent. We called it ‘Feed Your Head’.
Inspired by Bjork’s Possibly Maybe, ‘The Ticking Dick’ is writer Lisa Goldapple’s submission. Lisa’s story is based on a brief relationship with ‘Axtor’, an Argentinean artist, fitted with a pacemaker who fantasises about impregnating his love interest with Siamese twins. With a drop intro that made us rewind and read it again, we’d be lying if we said it didn’t make us blush.Read More DAZED & CONFUSED SHORT STORY COMPETITION
I lied. We’re only giving you 17. If there’s one thing that dancing in a post-apocalyptic air hangar as days-turn-into-nights-turn-into-days at Barcelona’s 22nd Sónar does to you, it’s reduce your attention span.
Here are 16 reasons why I’ve forgotten how to count to 22. Or that I just promised you 17.Read More MTV REVIEW: 22 reasons why Sónar Festival went beyond music in 2015
For three days a year, Barcelona’s oceanfront skate paradise of stairs, ramps, slopes and rails is transformed into THE European fest for music lovers.
Here’s why the 15th year of Primavera Sound in the Spanish Springtime rocked.Read More MTV REVIEW: 15 reasons why dancing on concrete at Primavera Sound 2015 is better than grass
Meet Ian Davidson: Lecturer in Vocals It’s important to love your voice and nurture it. That’s why working with a good vocal instructor is invaluable, because they act as that extra set of ears to help guide you in the right direction. At Institute of the Arts Barcelona, self-confessed “complete vocal geek” Ian Davidson is […]Read More INTERVIEW WITH A VOCOLOGIST
For the London-centric of you, a quick geography lesson: The Isle of Man is nowhere near the Isle of Bestival. You’ll find it smack bang in the middle of the Irish Sea – left at Liverpool or right at Belfast. And the Manx folk? They’re white, 4-horned-sheep-eating, tailless-cat-owning, tax-avoiding, Martin Clunes-haters. Oh, and their 3-leg-logo […]Read More THE GREAT VICTORIAN KIPPERS V OPIATES DEBATE
In prehistoric times, a pre-blogging world where film was loaded digitally via fingers into SLRs and the word status was used alongside symbol rather than to describe ‘What’s on your mind?’ or ‘What’s happening?’ (aka the Dark Ages of 2003), a self-proclaimed London Meeja Ho bought a one-way ticket to Argentina to travel the globe. She said […]Read More YOU CAN TAKE THE GIRL OUT OF MTV, BUT YOU CAN’T TAKE THE EMPTV OUT THE GIRL
Although the name may translate to “grocery store,” you won’t find bread and butter basics at Colmado. (That is unless wooden watches, fish-shaped handbags and ukuleles made from candy boxes are your staples). Rest of article published in Shopikon – featuring the world’s unique boutiques. http://www.shopikon.com/s/barcelona/colmado COLMADO C/Brosoli 5 Neighborhood Born Phone +34 931 722 966 Website colmadoshop.tumblr.com Hours Mon-Sat […]Read More REVIEW: COLMADO, BARCELONA
He’s danced for the Queen and Presidents of America. Yes, that’s Presidents, plural – and now he’s added the Institute of the Arts Barcelona to his resume.
As the American Ballet Theatre’s award-winning Spanish star who once got a fifteen-minute standing ovation for his ‘Swan Lake’ , Ángel built his company Barcelona Ballet in a country with no history of classical ballet. Now internationally famed for his stellar dancing and multiple pirouettes (twenty-four, but who’s counting?), it’s the dancer’s unusually charismatic personality that provokes awe-filled gushes of “He’s so nice!”Read More The World’s Greatest Dancer: Ángel Corella
Feel the pulse of the electronic music landscape There were 110,000 people at Sónar in Barcelona this year. We know that because Massive Attack told us – in green LEDs. They also taught us that Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffiths have divorced after 18 years of marriage, and something about Shakira and the new King […]Read More MTV REVIEW: SONAR FESTIVAL 2014
Published in Institute of the Arts Barcelona – May 2014. http://www.iabarcelona.com/cultural-life-in-sitges/ Mirò was born here, Picasso painted here and you can bet that Dalí twiddled his ‘tache over some cava and tapas in these very streets. Muse to many, the inspirational Sitges has deeply ingrained artistic roots. (OK, it’s Joaquim de Miró, not Joan Miró.) For […]Read More CULTURAL LIFE IN SITGES
MERCER HOTEL, BARCELONA It transpires that behind the spires of Barcelona Cathedral and the Catalan capital’s Roman walls stands a hotel with stones older than those of the attention-grabbing basilica – but the Mercer’s attitude is anything but ancient. Listed as a historical monument owing to the gorgeous 1st century walls integrated in its architecture, it was designed by […]Read More MODERNISM, MEDIEVALISM AND MICHELIN STAR MEET UPON THE MED
Anonymous review for Mr & Mrs Smith – Aug 2013. http://www.mrandmrssmith.com/luxury-hotels/cortijo-del-marques In the Eighties my father printed my mother a T-shirt that read ‘I don’t want to go to Granada!’ It became a running joke I never understood, assuming it to be ugly – or worse – an inland Fuengirola. It turns out she was simply […]Read More REVIEW: CORTIJO DEL MARQUÉS, GRANADA
Featured in Delitessen – Delicious Destinations for Gourmet Travellers. Aug 2014. https://www.delitessen.com/destination/barcelona/hotel/hotel-cram 18th Century Mansion turned Futuristic Design Hotel The Experience What is black and white and red all over? The chic Cram Hotel. No joke, in 2004 this uniquely avant-garde hotel in the fashionable Eixample quarter was inspired by the unlikely combo of piano […]Read More HOTEL CRAM, BARCELONA