10 Things You HAVE to Do in Marrakesh, Morocco

Samantha Baines | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Baines

If you like shopping you will love the Souks in the old town. Row upon row of market stalls with Moroccan goods from jewellery to teapots to hand made carpets to tempt you. Even if you don't have money to spend the Souks are wonderful just to wander through and see the sights, although the sellers might coax you in, after all "looking is free".

David Beckham's Already Done Two Special Things For His 40th Birthday

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

David Beckham is planning to mark his 40th birthday today in style, and he's already set a blistering pace - saying hello to his fans on his new Insta...

Marrakech: Unbeatable Tips for a Budget Break

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Marrakech is by no means an expensive destination. In fact, for all its beauty and culture, you won't need to fork out very much at all. But fall into the common tourist traps and you could end up spending more than you'd budgeted for.

Ten Unmissable Aspects of Africa

Amanda Marks | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Marks

The wildlife of the African savannah is what comes most readily to mind for most people thinking of Africa. Heading off on safari to spot lions, elephants, zebras, antelope and other plains game is an exhilarating experience.

Take a Holiday from Yourself: Journey Through the Mind

Jane Egginton | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

'It doesn't matter where or how far you go... the important thing is how alive you are,' said Thoreau. After 25 years of travel writing it is something I am only just beginning to appreciate. More and more I feel what is relevant is not where I travel to, but how I travel.

Planet Appetite: MarrakChef Culinary Competition, Marrakech, Morocco

Rupert Parker | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Four top international chefs, from France, Belgium, Spain and the UK, gather in Marrakech to create new dishes inspired by the cuisine of Morocco - only one of them will win the acclaimed title of MarrakChef 2014.

Morocco: Lucky Number Five

Noelle Reno | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

As part of my Eat, Pray, Love adventure, Morocco was the fifth phase of my twelve countries in twelve months journey that I couldn't wait to escape my busy city life to. The number five carries huge significance in their culture and everywhere I went this number seemed to appear.

ZIK'R: My Mystical Journey From India to Sadler's Wells

Karen Ruimy | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

I am excited to announce that I will be performing my new show ZIK'R on June 18th at the prestigious Sadler's Wells. Together with Youth, my musical collaborator, the show which started life in the foothills of India and then moved to Morocco, now arrives in the UK for the first of several dates.

Tips for Visiting Marrakech

Andrea Magrath | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Marrakech is an enchanting, intoxicating place. It can also feel overwhelming and intimidating at times. This post shares some advice for first-time visitors to help you make the most of this Moroccan city that is a favourite with tourists.

The Work of Don McCullin

Karen Ruimy | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

When I met Don McCullin at the weekend there was no sense of "been there done that" with him. Although he has shown his work all over the world, he was as proud of his work today as ever. An ordinary man, with an extraordinary talent for documenting history.

Fantasy Holiday Homes for Real

Andrew Matthews | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

One of the most enticing aspects of renting someone else's home in another country for a little while: the chance to live in your fantasy house/castle/boat/apartment without the type of income that drives you to wear a paper bag over your head and pontificate about sardines in the manner of dear, humble Shia Le Boeuf.  

Travel Bug: Vogue Paris Destination Picks | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The travel bug has worked its way into the Vogue Paris offices, we're dreaming of ski-ing soft powder, lazing under sunnier skies, or trekking the wilderness. Luckily, the travel team has plenty of ideas for luxury hotels in exotic destinations - from winter getaways in the Alps, to Moroccan spas and African nature reserves.

The Opening of MMP+ the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts

Karen Ruimy | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts (MMP+) is a new home for the arts, somewhere that with all the political and social unrest you see every day in North Africa, will send out a message to the rest of the world that Morocco is a country where contemporary culture can and will triumph over reactionary thinking.

The Traveller's Guide to (early) Christmas Shopping

Andrew Matthews | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

To my wallet's quiet lament, winter looms and with winter comes Christmas and, however you ice it or trim it or wrap or spin it; Christmas is about mad-relentless-ruinous-gut-wrenching-eye-watering shopping.

Filming The New Video in Morocco: a Test of The Old Endurance

Josephine | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Morocco was a whirlwind of bikes, scooters, heat and extremely pushy/ enthusiastic merchants, selling everything from slippers to spices. It is a place where you need to watch your back for bikes; or otherwise be mowed down, and be careful of eye contact unless, that is, you really want to buy something.

How to Grow a Film Festival

Rollo Ross | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rollo Ross

I have to say that all these changes have certainly revolutionised the Marrakech Film Festival experience, and it's gone from a dismal environment to a joyous one. If it continues to go forward in this direction, it shouldn't be too long before it's as celebrated as its established European counterparts.