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Why do Strictly viewers hate Ashley Roberts?

This weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing semi-final saw a third consecutive trip to the dreaded dance-off for ex-Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts – despite topping the leaderboard with pro partner Pasha Kovalev after notching four nines for a fierce Paso Doble and a perfect … Continue reading

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Ask the experts

Three smart travellers share their wisdom: for the stylish, tech-savvy and intellectually curious. Read my full Oryx magazine article here

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Custodians of the Wild

In southern Africa, park rangers like Corporal John Mokgale are fighting to save some of the world’s rarest animals from poachers. Read my full Oryx magazine interview here

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Georgian architecture, Impressionists in London, and Ed Miliband

On my November MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: By George Pablo Bronstein explores our abiding love of Georgian architecture in a new RIBA exhibition Don’t miss: Rebel rebel Tate Britain views London through the eyes of the Impressionists Commuter … Continue reading

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Judgement time

As Shirley Ballas joins the Strictly Come Dancing panel, we delve into the world of ballroom judging. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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Tomorrow’s World

Three experts in studying the future share their wisdom. Read my full Oryx magazine article here

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The Japanese house, Renaissance partners and Exit West

On my March MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: House proud A major survey of post-war Japanese architecture at the Barbican Don’t miss: Brothers in art Michelangelo and Sebastiano’s collaboration explored at the National Gallery Commuter corner Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West and a podcast … Continue reading

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Helsinki EuroGames and curing dance phobia

My articles in the August issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: How to cure dance phobia Tips for welcoming more audiences into the fold Stepping Out Close battles amid a friendly atmosphere at Helsinki EuroGames New in the Dancing Times section: Ten Big Years As the final … Continue reading

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Drew McOnie and new spaces for same-sex dance

My articles in the May issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: The master storyteller Olivier Award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie on the value of narrative dance Stepping Out Same-sex European champions Stefan Lehner and Axel Zischka venture into new spaces New in the Dancing Times section: Motown the Musical … Continue reading

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Stepping Out

Is it time for a same-sex couple on Strictly? In May, Craig Revel Horwood said a same-sex pair would compete on the show “this year or next year”, adding: “There are competitions throughout the world that have same-sex couples. You just … Continue reading

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