In Limbo – Voices for Europe: Download the Music!

Anyone who follows this blog regularly will have seen previous interviews and features on Peter Cook, and Rage Against the Brexit Machine, using music to oppose Brexit. As the country lurches closer to Brexit, the uncertain future faced by EU citizens in the UK and British citizens in other EU countries remains one of the most problematic…

Conversation #19: Hugh and Ciarán, hosts of Previously in Europe

In a flurry of mutual interviewing, you might have seen my latest post about the Previously in Europe podcast, or heard me talking to Hugh and Ciarán on the podcast itself. I couldn’t feature the podcast without finding out more about the people behind it. So here, in my 19th personal interview, is a bit more…

Conversation #18: Simon Ferrigno

It’s been a little while since my last Conversation here on the blog. I can only blame a new full time job taking me away from my computer. But, the conversations continue and I’m back. And relaunching with this interview from the wonderful (and very active) Simon Ferrigno, who I met through social media a…

12 Regional Rallies: Nottingham

I was recently made aware of the movement to organise 12 regional anti-Brexit rallies around the UK and delighted to discover that one is to take place in my hometown, Nottingham, a city which returned an ambivalent almost 50:50 result in the Brexit referendum but is in the heart of the strongly Leave voting territory…

No, Jeremy Corbyn! The latest release in the musical fight against Brexit.

I’ve interviewed both Peter Cook and Madeleina Key for Conversations with Europe over the last few months. As two of the most high profile and creative pro-EU campaigners at the present time, it was inevitable that I’d soon be chatting to them about a joint project. RAGE Against the Brexit Machine, which I’ve also written…

Conversation #17: Kevin Gardner

Kevin Gardner is one of the many pro-EU folk I’ve met through my social media activity – and I really appreciate his enthusiasm to express his thoughts about Europe through this interview – one of the keenest interviewees I’ve had to date. Active with Manchester for Europe, this is the perfect time to share his…

Conversation #16: Yannis Karamitsios

Yannis Karamitsios was born in 1970, in Thessaloniki, Greece. He attended the German High School of Thessaloniki. He studied Law at the Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki and then European Law at the Europa Institut of Saarbrucken, Germany. He worked for several years as election observer and human rights officer for the missions of OSCE (Organization…

Conversation #15: Ciarán Hanna

I’m delighted to share my recent interview with Ciarán Hanna, Deputy Chair of European Movement in Northern Ireland. From Northern Ireland, but having lived in Poland and France, and studied European Studies, Ciarán was keen to share his thoughts. Before we get to the interview, a word about The European Movement Northern Ireland: The European Movement is a…

“Because We’re Still European”: Club Europ Express, Brighton.

Because We’re Still European is the slogan of Club Europ Express, a cultural project based in Brighton. An ongoing theme of this blog has become how music, culture, the arts, and the conversations they inspire, are some of the strongest connections across the continent. This was so before the Brexit referendum. Those connections are now…

Conversation #14: Marek Kohn

Photo credit: Monika Stachyra Marek Kohn is a British author and journalist. Much of his work is about the implications of scientific thinking in relation to human nature and society; his books exploring these themes include A Reason for Everything: Natural Selection and the English Imagination; As We Know It: Coming to Terms with an Evolved…

Rage Against the Brexit Machine

This blog began, last year, with music when online political and cultural conversations with Austrian trumpet star Thomas Gansch inspired me to start interviewing and talking with my fellow Europeans about Europe, Brexit, coffee, stereotypes and more. The blog began with the aim of discussing what Europe – and being European – is all about….