Super marathon runner Lee Quinn on the Marathon des Sables

It may be a cliché, but I believe it’s true when we say “everyone’s got a story.” The beauty of that is that you don’t have to go far for an interesting interview. Lee Quinn is a lawyer from my hometown. He first came to my attention by way of an article on our hyperlocal…

Imperial Racing Green’s Max Naylor Marlow on the Shell Eco-marathon

The Shell Eco-Marathon is an annual competition in which teams must design and build the most fuel efficient car possible. It’s open to full-time high school and university students and the European leg of this year’s competition is being held in London. I spoke to Max Naylor Marlow, team principle of first-time-competitors Imperial Racing Green,…

Liverpool Biennial’s Sally Tallant on art

Arts in the UK have undergone dramatic changes in the last twenty years or so, with the emergence of the the internet and all that comes with it, followed more recently by cuts to public funding. The Liverpool Biennial is among the organizations that has continued to receive funding and its CEO and artistic director…

Liverpool Sound City’s Dave Pichilingi on music festivals

When we think of UK music festivals, we typically think of transient happenings in countryside enclaves, with music drifting out over the summer landscape. There is a whole swathe of festivals, however, that take place in our cities and Liverpool Sound City stakes its claim as the biggest of them all. I spoke to CEO…