Janez Fajfar re-elected Mayor of Bled

Župan Janez Fajfar has been re-elected mayor of Bled once again. He was standing unopposed. Here is an interview he did for the Firsthand Guide...

Shankill Mission

I like big ambitious ideas. And this is one I am involved with. The plan is to open a hotel on Belfast’s Shankill Road....

Podcast training

I’m going to be running a podcast training workshop on 22 November at Ormeau Baths in Belfast. The organiser and promoter is View Digital. ...

Lebanon

I've not managed to find a lot of music for this trip in Lebanon. Suggestions welcome....

Bled Castle’s Lea Ferjan – Bled Stories

Lea Ferjan of Bled Cultural Institute who manages Bled Castle talks about the difficult balance of managing environmentally and culturally sensitive tourism....

Pod Lipo Restaurant Ljubljana

Staying in an Air B&B on Rimska cesta Ljubljana took us from our usual patch in the old town and led us to do what...

Total Slovenia News

A new English language news and current affairs website Total Slovenia News has recently launched....

Syria

It has taken quite a while to write about Syrian music that I have found on this imaginary trip around the Mediterranean. After a slow...

Bled Rowing – Bled Stories Podcast

The history of Bled’s Rowing Club reflects the history of not just Bled town, but Slovenia itself. For tourists, the lake is a place...

Books for the journey – Turkey

Earlier I wrote about books I was reading or going to read along this make-believe trip around the Mediterranean. I should probably begin to log my...

Turkey

My make-believe journey around the Mediterranean continues. From Greece to Turkey with some of the best music of this trip....

Podcast: Producing virtual reality

Virtual reality on the podcast this time. Davy Sims talks to three people creating a VR and an immersive media industry in Northern Ireland. Dee...

Greece

My hyper-superficial imaginary music tour of the Med. continues. We are in Greece this time....

Podcast: Stuart Bailie – Trouble Songs

Music journalist Stuart Bailie’s new book Trouble Songs will be officially published in May, but it’s already starting to stir conversations and commentary. He takes...

Podcast: Oh Yeah music centre

On this episode the story of the Oh Yeah music centre with Charlotte Dryden and Paul Kane. There's music from Hand Models, Reevah, Strange New...

Women in Tech

In this edition, women who work in tech, three leaders who were involved with the Women Techmakers summit which was held in Belfast last weekend. ...