Rugby! Pictures! Video! Excitable tweets!

October 16, 2011


I’ve been using Storify to document the run up to the Wales/France semi final at ITV Wales… View “Huge anticipation for Wales vs France ” on Storify

Posted in: Journalism

Whitchurch residents call for Cardiff Council to rethink plan to build houses on ‘community’ site

July 7, 2011


Around forty people lobbied Cardiff Council’s Planning Committee this week, at the site of proposed residential development in Whitchurch. The council wants to build houses on the site of the former Heol Don Resource Centre. Six options have been presented, each containing upto 18 residential units – homes of varying size. Residents say that with […]

Posted in: Cardiff, Journalism, Local

‘Stiffs’ – Call centres, Cardiff, and talking monkeys

June 2, 2011


Here’s a little radio feature I put together. Talking to the creators of ‘Stiffs’, a comic set in South Wales. It also includes appearances from the undead.

Talking Waco, Lloyd Webber and the music industry with Simon Indelicate

May 23, 2011


The Indelicates have never been a predictable band. With their second album, 2010’s ‘Songs for Swinging Lovers‘, founder members Julia and Simon made a radical move – escaping the established record industry to set up their own label. The result? Corporate Records – “a new kind of record company that you can sign to any time it suits […]

Posted in: Interviews, Music, Technology

Uncaged Monkeys in Cardiff

May 10, 2011


Last saw the ‘Uncaged Monkeys’ tour visit Cardiff’s St David’s Hall. Billed as ‘the first ever national science tour celebrating the universe and the wonders that lie it’, it’s been organised by the comedian and broadcaster Robin Ince. His ‘Nine Carols and Lessons for Godless People’ have become something of an annual Christmas institution at […]

Capturing the Coalfields – the Bruce Davidson Photos

May 2, 2011


Bit delayed posting this, but here’s a piece I did at the start of April. It was the week before a set of Bruce Davidson’s photos of life in Welsh mining villages went under the hammer in New York. I talk to Dr Daniel Meadows about the impact of Davidson’s work. The programme? Our final […]

Posted in: Cardiff, Journalism

Who’d have thought? A Doctor Who tour of Cardiff

March 16, 2011


It had to happen sooner or later. Someone’s launching a bus tour of the Doctor Who filming locations. I thought it’d make a nice piece for a CJS breakfast show.   Oh, and the presenter banter at the beginning? That’s Adam Grierson and Claudia Headon.

Posted in: Cardiff, JOMEC, Journalism

Chomsky in Cardiff

March 16, 2011


  Last week, my colleague Nicola Hebden and I interviewed Professor Noam Chomsky. He was in Cardiff after being invited to speak at St David’s Hall the following day. I shot and edited together some of the best moments.     [Apologies for the poor sound –  a broken mic, a last minute change of […]

ITV Wales Guest Blog – A Future for Welsh Coal?

January 10, 2011


  Here’s a piece I wrote for ITV Wales – exploring whether Welsh coal has much of a future.   A link to the original article     Wales has had a long and complex relationship with coal. Today there’s little trace of the industry that at one time employed tens of thousands of men. […]

Posted in: Journalism

Pizza at Home

November 10, 2010


Ready made pizza, frozen or chilled, just doesn’t cut it for me. Overpriced, bland, full of salt, and no fun to eat the next day. I’ve spent a lot of time in the last few years trying to create a home recipe that’s reliable, yet without compromising too much on taste. And my friends and family […]

Posted in: Cooking