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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.

25 March 2021

10 coolest retro buildings in the UK

If your idea of UK architecture comes from the silver screen, you could be forgiven for imagining the whole country is filled with chocolate-box thatched cottages, […]
25 March 2021

Traditional Portuguese cobblestone pavement nominated for Intangible Cultural Heritage

The traditional Portuguese cobblestone pavement was nominated to become part of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage on Friday, March 19th, in Lisbon by António Prôa, general […]
24 March 2021

Discovering Brussels through street art

When talking about Brussels, the first thing that comes to mind for most people is the city at the heart of the European Union, tying Brussels […]
24 March 2021

Marvel Comics has created the first gay Captain America

Marvel Comics is celebrating the 80th anniversary of Captain America, played in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Chris Evans, with a gay teen superhero. Marvel will […]
23 March 2021

Scaffolding on Brussels Palace of Justice to receive a renovation

The scaffolding currently covering the Brussels’ Palace of Justice now needs its own renovation before workers can use it to carry out the renovations of the […]
22 March 2021

European Parliament renames two of its buildings after prominent European women

On International Women’s Day, the European Parliament approved proposals to name two of its buildings in Brussels after prominent European women. The Parliament’s Bureau approved proposals […]
19 March 2021

This is France’s new underwater museum

A unique museum has just opened in Cannes. Six sculptures by artist Jason deCaires Taylor make up France’s first underwater eco-museum in the Mediterranean. Submerged between […]
19 March 2021

What is Nowruz?

Nowruz is an important celebration for many around the world. Meaning ‘New Day’ in Farsi, Nowruz is the national New Year festivity celebrated in Iran and […]
18 March 2021

Tomorrowland to be postponed until the end of August

Belgian festival Tomorrowland has announced that its 2021 edition will be postponed until the end of the summer. The rationale behind the decision being the current […]
18 March 2021

The skyscrapers made of wood

The modern day image of urban areas is pretty grey, not to mention unsustainable. Concrete tower blocks and tarmac don’t exactly support a healthy environment, for […]
18 March 2021

10 songs that bring back memories of my travels

They say your sense of smell is directly linked to memory, but I can’t be the only one who finds certain songs transport me to another […]
17 March 2021

A new panoramic hill to greet visitors in London this summer

A new temporary installation will greet visitors in central London this summer. The project called Marble Arch Hill is a hollowed-out mountain based on a scaffolding […]
17 March 2021

Valencia’s famous Fallas festival goes virtual

Valencia launches campaign to give visibility to their Fallas festival: #MésFallersQueMai. March in València means Fallas and, although this year it won’t be possible to celebrate […]
15 March 2021

Traditional musical instruments of Kazakhstan

Kyui is a Kazakh word that refers to traditional music compositions normally performed by soloists using traditional instruments. In ancient times, musical instruments were widely used […]
11 March 2021

Explore the world through cinema: Echoes of Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

The Echoes of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival returns to Brussels after one year. The film festival will take place for the ninth time from […]
10 March 2021

10 books to bring springtime rushing in

Booklovers know the pleasure of reading is not all about curling up with a hot drink in front of a flickering fire. Those first days of […]
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