Conversation #8: Madeleina Kay

Madeleina Kay, originally from Leicester, UK, is the driving force and illustrator behind Letters to Europe, previously featured on Conversations with Europe. She is a singer, artist, and writer, as well as a political activist – which includes being one of the Communications Officers at the Young European Movement. Her latest publication is Theresa Maybe…

Conversation #7: Catherine Pawsey

Catherine Pawsey is originally from Scotland, has lived in Kent, and has now retired to France. She renovates properties for her children, which are now rented out to people from across Europe. I met Catherine through pro-Remain conversations on social media and am delighted she has agreed to be interviewed for the blog – one…

Conversation #6: Moez Adamjee

My next conversation, after a little break, is with Moez Adamjee, who is engaged in many conversations about Europe – including being very active online, which is how we know each other. Moez is one of my first interviewees to sound hopeful about the future of Europe – I wonder if, nearly a year since…

One year on. Is the conversation changing?

I started this blog about a year ago, in the sad days immediately after the Brexit referendum. In amongst all the self-righteous joy of the victorious Leavers, it seemed necessary to start a conversation about the joy of Europe – to celebrate our amazing shared culture, heritage, humour, food and drink, outlook… I remain convinced…

Conversation #5: Karin Geršak

Photo: Jure Frelih Karin Geršak lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She studied Translation Studies in English and German at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana and also speaks Italian. She has had a varied career, including working as a croupier while studying. She has worked in tourism and the HRM department. Recently, she has been a freelance…

Conversation #4: Anne Amison

After a thirty year teaching career at an urban comprehensive school in the West Midlands, Anne Amison now lives and works in Venice as a teacher, writer and speaker. She is the author of Byron – Venice: An English Milord in Europe & Italy (San Marco Press, 2014), and  has spoken about Byron’s Venetian life on numerous…

Conversation #3: Kat Boettge

  Kat Boettge has been elected provisionally as the East Midlands Green Party lead Euro candidate for the 2019 elections prior the referendum to be the relevant spokesperson. She is originally from Germany, but gained dual nationality last year. Kat has been living in Nottingham and in the UK for 16 years. She has previously…

Conversation #2: Justine Saracen

Retired university professor, opera manager, editor, Justine Saracen has written eleven historical thrillers that span the ages, from Ancient Egypt (The 100th Generation) through the Italian Renaissance (Sistine Heresy), to World War II; on opera (Mephisto Aria) religion (Sarah, Son of God, Beloved Gomorrah), and mountain gorillas (Dian’s Ghost). Recently she’s focused on World War…