The Spookiest UK Cities Revealed

The Spookiest UK Cities Revealed

30.10.2013
A genuine and bona-fide ghost hunter has trawled the arcane archives to discover the most sinister and spooky cities in the UK. So where...
Happy Halloween: Six Spine-tingling Destinations

Happy Halloween: Six Spine-tingling Destinations

29.10.2013
Ok, so Halloween's on Thursday; and even for a travel writer, that's a little too soon to sort out flights and accommodation. But why do...
Police Demand Sauna Condom Ban

Police Demand Sauna Condom Ban

23.10.2013
Police have sparked outrage after demanding condoms be banned from Edinburgh's licensed saunas. Campaigners have now warned of a HIV epidemic...

Why We Need More Health and Safety Officials / Sunshine on Leith

6.10.2013
I have seen no better symbol of boundless consumerism than the giant horse statue in the middle of Leeds Trinity shopping centre. It buckles...

The Elephant March

30.09.2013
Friday 4th October 2013 will be an historic day. I know this because it cannot not be. In some ways it's just simple predictive history,...

Edinburgh Television Festival

16.09.2013
This was it. The result of three months of hard work was about to be broadcast to a roomful of big-hitters. Three of Britain's top talent...

Why Larger Theatres Should Be Investing in the Fringe

9.09.2013
This huge financial burden on young artists worries me. As costs become ever more prohibitive many of the emerging companies that I speak...
How to Cope with Life Post Edinburgh Fringe

How to Cope with Life Post Edinburgh Fringe

4.09.2013
After packing up my disco ball and heading back to London with nothing more than a crumpled flyer in my pocket, a hangover and a mixed...

You Can't Choose Your Audience

2.09.2013
There is a common law amongst comedians (and all performers to an extent) that you should never blame your audience, but, there should...

My Edinburgh in Facebook Status Updates

29.08.2013
Wrong Way, my debut Edinburgh show, took place every day at 18:00 in a blow up igloo in the kids' zone of the Pleasance Courtyard. Here...
Ketchup, A Surprisingly Racial Issue

Ketchup, A Surprisingly Racial Issue

Charlotte Meredith  29.08.2013
Scotland's sauce wars have escalated. A chip shop owner has found himself embroiled in a racism row after charging a Glaswegian 25p for...

What Do Writers Do?

29.08.2013
Earlier this year I was asked to take part in a writing project in the UK's second UNESCO City of Literature - Norwich

A Bubble of Chaos

28.08.2013
27 days have passed but in the alcoholic bubble of the Edinburgh festival, it feels like I've been here for over a year. People from London...
Mesmerised By Women, but for One Notable Exception: 2013 Edinburgh Festival Review

Mesmerised By Women, but for One Notable Exception: 2013 Edinburgh Festival Review

23.08.2013
In my 10 days at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival, which closes this weekend, I've tried to see as much as possible in between my presenting...