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.

10 August 2023

10 of the best films about vacations

1. Before Sunrise (1995) It took nine months of searching before Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy were cast in this romantic drama co-written by director Richard […]
9 August 2023

Brussels Gallery Weekend comes back to Brussels this autumn

From 7th to 10th September, 45 art galleries around Brussels will be open to the public as part of the Brussels Gallery Weekend (BGW). For its […]
7 August 2023

Eurasian Film Market to be launched in Kazakhstan this autumn

A new project aiming to connect the film industries of the CIS countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) with Europe […]
4 August 2023

Lisbon hosts writers from across the world at Disquiet Literary Program

His eyes are set in the horizon. Atop the pedestal he can see the mouth of the river Tagus, the ships in full sail and toward […]
4 August 2023

Why are camels important in Saudi Arabia?

If there’s an image that symbolizes both modern and ancient life in Saudi Arabia it’s the camel. The animal is native to the Arabian Peninsula and […]
3 August 2023

Scientists shed light on the intricacies of music’s grip on our brains

Music. That almost-unearthly force that possesses the remarkable ability to transcend physical boundaries and transport us to realms beyond the mundane. It holds the unique capacity […]
1 August 2023

Flanders’ Rubens Castle opens its doors for Stories Unfold festival

The Flemish Brabant province of Zemst is all set to witness an exciting cultural spectacle as Rubens Castle, also known as Het Steen or the Castle […]
31 July 2023

Emperor Nero’s lost theatre found in ‘dream’ dig under hotel in Rome

Archaeologists in Rome have uncovered what they believe to be the vestiges of a first century AD theatre where warrior-poet Emperor Nero himself is believed to […]
27 July 2023

Barbenheimer climbs among world’s highest grossing box office openings

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you should know by now what Barbenheimer is. The long-awaited, simultaneous theatre release of […]
27 July 2023

The ‘White Night’ returns to Braga with more than 150 events

The nights in Braga will once again be white for three days with the return of Braga’s White Night, which will take place from the 8th […]
25 July 2023

Chillers and thrillers to mark 50 years since The Wicker Man

Hubris, curiosity, naivety, a search for justice – whatever the character traits that lead our protagonists on their journey of discovery, if the story takes inspiration […]
21 July 2023

Belgium celebrates its 192th anniversary

On July 21st, 1831, a forty-year old German prince from the Saxe-Cobourg-Saalfeld duchy stood on the grounds of the Royal Palace in Brussels and was sworn […]
20 July 2023

When does vandalism become artefact?

Every week it seems a new incident of tourist damage to priceless artefacts and ancient buildings is reported. Rome has been particularly badly hit this year […]
19 July 2023

Contemporary cries against historic crimes

The past is never fully buried by the passage of time; it whispers incessantly. Some artists listen, their art crystalising the wrongs wrought throughout history into […]
18 July 2023

Free entry to Belgium’s museums on 10th anniversary of King Philippe’s reign

On Monday July 17th, the Belgian State Secretary for Scientific Policy, Thomas Dermine, announced that, to mark the 10th anniversary of King Philippe’s reign, access to […]
18 July 2023

How King Abdullah’s Financial District is redefining Riyadh’s urban landscape

A new district in Riyadh is redefining the urban landscape of the Saudi capital. The King Abdullah Financial District is a cosmopolitan living and working space […]