Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

8 December 2023

Italian opera makes it onto UNESCO cultural heritage list

Italian opera has been added to the United Nations’ list of intangible cultural heritage list. The UN cultural agency’s committee has been looking at 55 nominations […]
5 December 2023

The world’s first underwater sculpture park has just gotten a lot bigger

Grenada’s underwater sculpture park at Molinere Bay has welcomed new members of its underwater sculpture population. “Wonder of the World” Listed as one of National Geographic’s […]
29 November 2023

Saudi Arabia wins vote to host World Expo 2030

Saudi Arabia has won the vote to host the World Expo in 2030. Getting 119 votes for its candidacy with Riyadh, the gulf country is the […]
24 November 2023

Pre-revolution Iran brought joyfully to life in Cambridge exhibition

An exhibition on until early February in Cambridge is showcasing the work of Iranian-born UK-based artist Soheila Sokhanvari. “We Could Be Heroes” takes inspiration from images […]
23 November 2023

World’s tallest timber skyscraper to be built in Australia

A massive project is underway in Western Australia, as the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper is set to be constructed in Perth, as the city’s Metro Inner-South […]
23 November 2023

The unique voice of Antoni Tàpies

Sometimes a second look is all it takes. Almost three decades ago, I went to the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona, but I was at a […]
7 November 2023

Secret room drawn by Michelangelo opens to the public in Florence

Florence, Italy, is preparing to unveil a long-hidden chamber adorned with the artistic legacy of Michelangelo Buonarroti, offering a rare glimpse into the private world of […]
7 November 2023

Azerbaijani carpets meet Victor Horta in Brussels

For centuries, carpets have been a staple of Azerbaijani culture, being used in everyday life as more than mere décor and playing an integral part in […]
26 October 2023

Hope through ‘Something Beautiful’

On Friday, the 20th of October, Something Beautiful, the festival of visual art and poetry, opened in LaVallée in Molenbeek with the unforgettable chorale Equinox de […]
23 October 2023

Australia’s most famous attraction just turned 50

On 20 October,1973, Queen Elizabeth II officially inaugurated the Sydney Opera House, 16 years after Danish architect Jørn Utzon had won an international design competition, being […]
10 October 2023

Joint Creation: One Plus One Equals Three

Far too often we seek out individual genius, laud their unique creations, forgetting the long line of artistic ancestors who helped create what is too narrowly […]
10 October 2023

‘Small is Beautiful’ exhibition brings miniature magic to Brussels

Brussels is gearing up to host an extraordinary exhibition of miniature art as “Small is Beautiful” prepares to open its doors at Grand Place, starting October […]
6 October 2023

Europalia Festival opens with shining light on Georgia’s Avant-Garde

The little-known but fascinating Georgian Avant-Garde movement is in the spotlight at the Europalia Arts Festival, which has opened in Brussels. For four months from 5 […]
27 September 2023

“Grandiose” ancient Roman palace re-opens after 50-year wait

An almost 2000-year-old imperial palazzo in Rome has been re-opened to tourists after a 50-year closure. Most visitors to Rome will not have been able to […]
26 September 2023

42 new sites inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage

The 45th session of the World Heritage Committee took place in Riyadh, from 10 to 25 September. During this time, tentative and existing World Heritage Sites […]
22 September 2023

World’s tallest tower to be built in Jeddah

Work on what will become the world’s tallest building started in 2013 and was supposed to be concluded by 2020. A break in construction works in […]