Friday 21st July

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Writers for Whats on London

Alfie Venner Woodcock

I am an English Literature graduate from UEA with a background working in the food industry. I have worked for Neal's Yard Dairy as a cheesemonger, baked for Tracebridge Sourdough and worked as a pizza chef. I am interested in local food initiatives, small food businesses and restaurants with character. I am also interested in London's busy theatrical scene.
My hobbies include cricket, blogging, cooking, theatre and learning Dutch.

Carolyn D'Silva

Originally from sunny Brisbane, Carolyn moved to London in 2012 and has been happily enjoying what the city has to offer, not to mention the short flights to European destinations. Blogger on travel, movies, literature and social situations for WhichEverWay. Content intern at My Destination. Opinionmonger.

Daniella Nzekwe

I am an English graduate with a passion for literature. I enjoy reading novels and have a special interest in women's fiction. I have always enjoyed writing and wrote my autobiography aged ten called Golden memories. In 2010 I started my own Blog via Facebook called University Diaries. These were about my experiences as a student and covered topics such as relationships and binge drinking. Most recently I have started The Graduate, which covers various lifestyle issues facing today's graduate. I feel that I can help people through my writing.

Now for the informal stuff!

I enjoy going to clubs and socialising with friends on a regular basis. I love food and my Instagram is full of my favourite meals. I come from a family of cooks and there is always fresh cakes and home made stews at home. I eat out a lot (probably to much) because I am determined to find the best restaurants in London. I have a mild shopping addiction and determined to have over a hundred pair of shoes (I currently have 30.) I enjoy talking as much as I enjoy writing, so don't hesitate to send me a message.

Eleanor Baggley

I am an English Literature graduate with an insatiable (and occasionally obsessive) passion for books. If I'm not talking about books, it is likely I will be talking about theatre, art or music. Or food, I love food.

Francesca Hendry

23 year old media practice graduate with a love for fashion and alternative music.
I have my own online fashion blog that specialises in all things 90s, grunge and generally anything a bit trashy. Some sensible stuff is sometimes thrown in too for good measure.

Jack Clayton

Jack Benjamin Bilbo Clayton was established in 1988.

He writes about things for Whats On London.

He once appeared on Total Wipeout.

James Minogue

James Alexander Minogue is a twenty four year old freelance writer currently living in London, which in his humble opinion is perhaps the greatest city on earth. His main areas of interest are in the arts and he has a flair for musings of a more epicurean nature. He would claim to be a sybarite and label himself as a lover of scotch, cigars and people with ‘loose morals’. Having previously worked with online American magazines and with work published in poetry anthologies he has now set his sights on building his portfolio in the city of which he is profoundly fond: London.

Lucy Popescu

Lucy Popescu is a writer, editor and arts critic with a background in human rights. Her book, The Good Tourist, is about ethical travel from a human rights perspective. She's also edited various books including the PEN anthology, Another Sky, and Body Maps, a collection of writing by refugees. Lucy reviews books, theatre and film and contributes to various publications in the UK and abroad including The Independent, Independent on Sunday, the TLS, Literary Review, the Guardian online, Huffington Post and Cine-Vue.com. Lucy currently programmes and hosts literary events at the Working Men’s College in Camden and teaches creative writing. She is also a volunteer writing mentor for Write to Life, the creative writing group at Freedom from Torture. Lucy is a Trustee of the JMK Award for Theatre Directors and a co-director of the Sri Lanka Campaign.

Martin Slidel

Martin is a journalist and musician based in London. He studied music composition under Billy Cowie at Brighton. Martin writes for What’s On London website, and Live In London arts and leisure guide. His poetry has appeared in 20x20, Hand Job, Interlude, Quartz and The Screech Owl.

Martin’s poetry magazine Playerist was launched at the Seven Dials Club in London, and enjoys a 5-star rating on WorldCat. He produces the quarterly Playerist Poets Live events at the Poetry Cafe in Covent Garden. Martin’s piano compositions are available on SoundCloud.

Reine Okuliar

Reine is the co-founder and director of Galerie E.G.P (www.artegp.com), a contemporary and emerging art gallery based in Paris and London. She travels between her native city and London that she made her home 5 years ago. Her interest is mainly in modern and contemporary art. Among her activities Reine curates exhibitions. To do so, she collaborates with art institutions worldwide. As an art advisor, she shares her expertise with people eager to form an art collection.

Rory Sherman

Born in Southport, Rory studied classical music and theatre from a young age, performing all over the country. For nine years he lived in New Zealand where he attended the New Zealand Film School and NASDA (National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts) in Christchurch.

He has performed in numerous musicals and cabarets as well as appearing in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' as an Elven singer. He has written several blogs as well as a couple of shows that were performed around New Zealand.

He is now working out of London.

Sandip Kana

Sandip has been writing for What's on London since June 2012. He is a recent Global Imperial History MA graduate from Queen Mary.

Shannon Enola-Rae Rawlins

Shannon has been writing for us since June 2013, and covers some of London's hottest events, including red carpet events, Wireless Festival, BFI Film Festival and West End productions. Graduating from Coventry University with a degree in English Literature & Creative Writing, Shannon also pens features on the latest comedy gigs, and has interviewed stars such as Anne Hathaway and Miranda Hart.

Tom Fernandes

Loves a bit of art, a bit of music, and a bit of film. Also a bit of poetry, literature... a bit of everything really. Currently reading Cloud Atlas... long slog.