If you go down to the gallery today… you’ll find lots of fairytale pictures

Filled with ethereal fairies and magical animals, evil stepmothers and beastly creatures – not to mention the odd wicked woman living in a gingerbread house – fantastical and frightening fairytales continue to enchant. Children like stories about cannibalism, as Margaret Atwood once noted. Constantly retold and reimagined, they’ve morphed from centuries-old spoken folk tales to … Read more

A manifesto for the vegan life

In Iceland, chef Solveig Eiríksdóttir – known as Solla – has long been the face of healthy eating. Until recently, she ran five restaurants, including the renowned vegetarian, raw- and vegan-friendly Gló in Reykjavik. She oversaw an organic market and food brand and regularly appeared on TV. A speaker at the Longevity Now Conference in … Read more

Pandemic teaches Go Ape’s co-founders the value of employee ownership

Twenty years before the Covid pandemic made it fashionable for city workers to rethink their lifestyle, Tristram and Rebecca Mayhew quit their London-based jobs as marketing and fundraising managers and relocated to the country. Their move followed a chance sighting of a treetop attraction in France, which inspired them to launch Go Ape. The Mayhews’ … Read more

Private equity groups hunt for Hollywood deals to cash in on streaming boom

Private equity giants including Apollo and Blackstone are investing in Hollywood production companies as they look to profit from the $ 115bn a year that US streaming services are pouring into television shows and movies. These investors are betting that ferocious demand for new television shows will endure for many more years, according to interviews … Read more