A winter escape to Malaga, Spain

The ongoing post-exam slump in a dark and dreary Manchester needed a solution.  I’m always searching for an excuse to travel, so I went to Malaga, in the hope that some winter sun would alleviate my self-diagnosed Seasonal Affective Disorder.  The cultural heart of Malaga is the perfect size to explore during a spontaneous weekend…

The Story behind The Warehouse Project

Established in 2006, The Warehouse Project’s founders Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel set out to create a unique event that was “more than any normal club night.”  Influenced by acid house events, and a desire to continue Sankeys and Haçienda’s legacy in Manchester, this article is an exploration of WHP philosophy, its aesthetics and how…

Ljubljana for the budget traveller

Could Ljubljana be the new city break spot for students?  One of the world’s smallest capital cities, the Slovenian capital is Europe’s hidden gem, Ljubljana’s underrated beauty needs to be discovered!  Budget travels, quirkiness and an abundance of alternative culture awaits. In 2016 Ljubljana was named the European Green Capital and it is clear to…

«Grâce au camp»: reflections as a monitrice / counsellor: July Camp

Camp Ouareau is situated in the north of Québec, around 2 hours from Montréal.  Established in 1922, it is an all-girls camp in a French/ English bilingual setting. Strong Ouareau tradition has run through families for generations, proudly producing “Ouareau girls” across Canada and across the world.    Is it what I expected? No matter…

The start of my Canadian adventure…

Bonjour à tous! I’m writing this post on the bus from Montréal to Sainte-Agathe des Monts. My blog over the next 10 weeks will be a means of documenting my Canadian adventure, working as a Camp counsellor at a bilingual summer camp in Quebec. This is my first time travelling alone somewhere so far from…

Back to Belfast: Back to the Past?

On returning home to NI after my first year in Manchester, I am strongly reminded just how inextricably linked politics is with culture here. Following the momentous referendum held in the Republic of Ireland on 25th May, I’m writing about something extremely topical and controversial across the whole island: ABORTION. I acknowledge that abortion, like many…