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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.

11 August 2021

10 paintings to escape with this summer

We can’t all get away to see places we love or experience new sights this summer, but the art world can bring us a change of […]
9 August 2021

Meet the 34 who made it to the 2021 UNESCO World Heritage List

The Covid-19 pandemic meant that the UNESCO (United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) committee was unable to meet. This year, however, a combined review of […]
3 August 2021

UNESCO adds Germany’s Jewish sites Speyer, Worms and Mainz to World Heritage List

Following their latest session, UNESCO has added several new sites to its famous World Heritage List. In Germany, the ShUM (Hebrew initials of the three cities) […]
3 August 2021

Triennial Bruges, an international art trail

An international contemporary arts initiative in Bruges aims to provide a much-needed shot in the arm for the city’s tourist sector. Called “TraumA”, the event, which […]
30 July 2021

Iran’s Hawraman/Uramanat cultural landscape gains place on UNESCO World Heritage List

On Tuesday during the latest UNESCO World Heritage Committee held in Fuzhou, China, the organisation added Iran’s Hawraman/Uramanat cultural landscape to its list of world heritage […]
23 July 2021

Liverpool loses its UNESCO World Heritage status

UNESCO has decided to remove Liverpool from its World Heritage List, which was described as an “extremely disappointing” decision for a British government determined to boost […]
14 July 2021

5 UNESCO sites you should visit in Europe

Although made more complicated by Covid-19, traveling has seldom been easier than in 2021. Contrary to our forefathers, we don’t have to discover the world on […]
9 July 2021

Exploring the street art scene in Ghent

The city of Ghent in Flanders, Belgium, is a known tourist attraction for many reasons. However, beyond the stunning architecture, quaint streets and beautiful canals, the […]
7 July 2021

Zagreb through street art

In the last couple of years Zagreb has slowly but certainly started to become one of the must-visit destinations in Europe. Beautiful city architecture, rich history, […]
6 July 2021

Visitors can now explore the underground levels of Rome’s famous Colosseum

For the first time ever visitors can now tour the subterranean levels of the Colosseum, where once only gladiators and animals ventured. 1. A previously unexplored […]
3 July 2021

Manneken Pis celebrates Kazakhstan’s independence anniversary

On the occasion of Kazakhstan’s 30th independence anniversary, the Belgian famous Manneken Pis wore a traditional ‘Shapan’. The ceremony took place today in the courtyard of […]
1 July 2021

Always wanted to see Rembrandt’s Night Watch in its full glory? This might be your only chance

Some paintings are forgotten the moment their creator paints the last stroke. They’re put in the back of a closet, never to come out again. Except […]
30 June 2021

LUMA tower designed by Frank Gehry opens in southern France

The LUMA tower has opened its doors in Arles, in the south of France. It was built by the architect Frank Gehry who, at the age […]
16 June 2021

One of Europe’s largest murals will see the light in Halle, Belgium

The city of Halle will soon have one of the largest murals in Europe. The mural intends to brighten up and provide the Zenne Valley with […]
14 June 2021

Hong Kong’s famous Peak Tram will receive a makeover

The Peak Tram is one of the world’s oldest funicular railways, attracting millions of tourists each year and transporting them up to Victoria Peak, Hong Kong, […]
7 June 2021

Second highest skyscraper in the world to be built in Russia

On May 25th, 2021, Scottish architecture firm Kettle Collective announced it would be building the second-tallest skyscraper in the world. The tower will be built in […]
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