They seem an increasingly unfashionable, unoriginal choice now, but package holidays were once little short of revolutionary. SOPHIA DEBOICK tells the tale of the first ever trip, and its visionary mastermind.
The New European: A City in Music
Weekly feature running from August 2019 to July 2021 in the award-winning The New European, the voice of the 48%
The New European: A Year in Music
Weekly feature running from July 2017 – July 2019 in the award-winning The New European, the voice of the 48%
The Gospel of Trickster: Afterword – Trickster Today
Afterword to Hercules Editions’ new chapbook by poet and performer Nancy Charley, an anarchic retelling of the gospel story.
The New European: Franco’s Eurovision
Fifty years ago saw the most controversial Eurovision Song Contest in history. Sophia Deboick looks back to an event that began with intrigue and ended in farce
Journal of Religious History: “A Father and Mother More Worthy of Heaven Than of Earth”: The Promotion of the Cults of Louis and Zélie Martin by the Carmel of Lisieux, 1897–1959
This article examines the promotion of the cults of the parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux by their daughters, nuns of the Carmel of Lisieux, from the time of Thérèse’s death in 1897 until the late 1950s. Louis and Zélie Martin were made saints in the first joint canonisation of spouses in the history of […]
The New European: Apocalypse TV
Sophia Deboick on a forgotten TV classic from the 1970s, which treated its viewers like grown-ups.
The New European: Staging post on road to stardom
For a few years at the height of the Sixties, the epicentre of cool was to be found between junctions 16 and 17 of the M1. Sophia Deboick reports on an unsung cultural landmark.
The New European: Death In Paris. Jim Morrison – Last days in a city of sin and succour
The Doors frontman was supposed to go to the French capital to find inspiration, but found only disintegration. Sophia Deboick pieces together his final weeks.
Leigh Times: Leigh man Gordon Worsley – one of the last fighter pilots of World War Two
Born on Grand Parade, Leigh-on-Sea, in 1920, Gordon Arthur Worsley was the middle of three boys born to Edith and Ernest Worsley. The family later lived on Ailsa Road, Westcliff, and Gordon attended Lindisfarne College boys’ school on Valkyrie Road, before the family moved to Streatham. He left school at 15 and became a runner […]
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