Simone Ribeiro

Cultural Journalist, English teacher and Translator.

United Kingdom

Brazilian Journalist based in Walsall, West Midlands. My main work at Journalism this moment is as Editor of my website Mídiativa Santos in which I write articles in Portuguese and English about Pop Culture.

Music is my favourite issue but I also like writing about different subjects such as International Trade, for example.

Since I have moved to the UK, in 2011, I have written for some online publications such as Weekend Notes and Sounds and Colours.

In Brazil, I worked as freelance journalist for a magazine about International Trade, Logistics, Petro and Gas and Industry called Brasil Comex for almost 2 years. I also worked as translator during this period, translating International Trade companies' websites.

Football, gastronomy and travelling, photography, graffiti and cyberculture are my other passions.

Mídiativa Santos
Paul Murphy’s interview: the Beatnik in the Midlands- 2nd part!

In this last part of the interview, Paul Murphy talks about his childhood in Belfast and the family’s influence in his career; tell us how the meeting with The Destroyers has happened; as well as talks about the music scene in Birmingham and his first album solo, The Glen, that was released in early December.

Mídiativa Santos
Get a Grip: sustainability and art walking together

From printing t-shirts in a garage to running a business at the Mecca of the independent shops at Custard Factory, in Digbeth, Get a Grip is making its own trajectory at the screen printing friendly environment market since 2009.

Mídiativa Santos
No guts, no Glory: the D.I.Y. is taken seriously

Recession has been a big problem to all kind of businesses in the U.k. On the other hand, it has also being the opportunity to the local shops and young entrepreneurs being in the spotlight.