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I enjoy exploring London and the great wide yonder. I have a sunny
demeanour and a dark sense of humour. I'm allergic to musicals,
Riverdance and Abba. I sometimes bang a drum. Mosquitoes think I'm
A random and incomplete list of music-makers who have contributed
to the soundtrack of my life: Aphex Twin, Prince, PJ Harvey,
Autechre, William Onyeabor, Fuck Buttons, Nils Frahm, Jon Hopkins,
Miss Kittin and Bat for Lashes. I could go on, but I'll save you
from an ever expanding and pulsating list.
To recharge I enjoy doing yoga and spinning around like a swirling
dervish to Ravel's Bolero and techno. Although not at the same
time. I might be missing out on something special. I'm sure this
type of class already exists in the depths of Shoreditch and Nathan
Barley is the yogi.
My bike takes me places. I'm a music festival fan. I aim to attend
more in countries where you don't need wellies. Raving in wellies
can be tough on the toes.
By day, I work on a national engagement project about connections
between our food and drink, our health and our environment. I spent
the early part of my career setting bubbles on fire and zapping
random objects with a Tesla coil. I miss the flames and lightning.
What I’m doing with my life
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Hunting for new sights, sounds and haunts (as in hangouts, I'm pale
but not a ghost)
Galavanting thoughtfully around museums and galleries
Clambering up hills and mountains
Gleefully jumping through waves.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Going off on a tangent and enjoying the journey
Connecting with people and places
Dancing for extended periods of time
The first things people usually notice about me
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My red hair: it's quite bright, but not blinding. Apparently my
eyes are eye-catching.
If I've been on an adventure - insect bites and a deep tan (feeble
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Some films I've watched more than once: Stand by Me, La Grande
Bellezza, La Jaula de Oro, Short Cuts, All about my Mother,
Sightseers, In the Loop, Moon and The Guard. I really want to see
I could be described as a bit of a book worm, or squirrel. Some of
the wordsmiths who live on my shelves and digital devices: Margaret
Atwood, Kurt Vonnegut, Paul Auster, Julian Barnes, Sarah Hall, JG
Ballard, Kafka, Michael Faber, Jeanette Winterson, Kate Tempest and
I tend to sprinkle food with chilli and dress it with lime. I love
Vietnamese, Thai and Indian cuisine. I've got Guinness flowing
through my veins. It's a genetic condition.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I've bent the rules slightly and have greedily gone for more things
than I'm allowed:
The puffins that raised me (sadly now at risk of extinction)
A hot water bottle in winter (preferably in human form)
The great outdoors
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
All those wonderful places I've yet to visit.
I should probably learn to drive soon but being able to fly like a
bird would be so much better.
The bicycle is a wonderful invention.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out and about - you may find me at a gig, in a cinema or raving in
a divey club.
But I also need to spend time prowling around the countryside and
coastline. I've recently been up in the Lake District doing some
fell running and learning how to navigate the old skool and
sensible way using a map and compass. I did some Hallowe'en surfing
(well splashing about enthusiastically) in sunny Cornwall. I've
just been exploring beautiful Sri Lanka for a couple of weeks.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've had childhood crushes on MacGyver, David Attenborough and
Wonder Woman. Feel free to psychoanalyse this confession.
You should message me if
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I float your virtual boat enough for it to bob along the
You enjoy encounters of the real kind.
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