Francesca Baker

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The State Of The Arts
05/12/2017
The Afterlife of Discarded Objects - The State Of The Arts

The Afterlife of Discarded Objects: Memory and Forgetting in a Culture of Waste is a digital archive project from which a book is growing, run by Andrei Guruianu and Natalia Andrievskikh. It all began with Andrei and Natalia sharing their own memories in post-communist Russia and Romania of playing with the rubbish left over after...

God Is In The TV
04/24/2017
Mac De Marco - This Old Dog (Captured Tracks) - God Is In The TV

When I first pressed play on This Old Dog, the new album from Mac De Marco, it was pouring with rain from heavy grey skies. It didn't quite work for me. Disheartened, I gave it a 'meh' rating and carried on with my day. There are some musicians that just work better with certain weather.

Australian Times
01/04/2017
Campus it up in Cambridge

A weekend in the stunning university city of Cambridge is easy, and you can even stay on campus. All of Cambridge is beautiful, its startling skyline punctuated with the spires of cathedrals and colleges far out into the distance towards green rolling field.

The London Magazine
04/30/2014
Is Social Media Killing Literature? By Francesca Baker - The London Magazine

Social media is the root cause of all evil. You would be forgiven for thinking so at least. It has been blamed for breaking up relationships, destroying careers, disintegrating family connections, reducing attention spans, driving obesity rates, causing violence, and proliferating unemployment. That's quite a CV. Let's not start on its effect upon literature.

The London Magazine
10/03/2014
Literary Norfolk by Francesca Baker - The London Magazine

In May 2012 Norwich became England's first UNESCO City of Literature, joining Edinburgh, Melbourne, Iowa City, Dublin, Reykjavik and Kraków in this hallowed status. For many centuries it has been a breeding ground, refuge and destination for writers and bibliophiles, and the roots of literature run deep.

Blueandgreentomorrow
09/05/2014
- Blue and Green Tomorrow

Francesca Baker is curious about life and enjoys writing about it. A freelance journalist, event organiser, and minor marketing whizz, she has plenty of ideas, and likes to share them. She writes about music, literature, life, travel, art, London, and other general musings, and organises events that contain at least one of the above.

Issuu
742

June 2014

Issuu
744

TNT August 2014

Pioneerspost
04/06/2016
Time to reimagine healthcare?

"Health is wellness, not absence of illness," says Gemma Self of healthcare consultancy Reimagine Health. Self is striving to get the NHS to take a more holistic view of patient care, with intervention before people become ill.

TNT Magazine
Scuba diving in Cairns: Don't fear the reef, yeah?

You may be aware that I am not a huge fan of water. I find it a little intimating when it doesn't come in well defined containers - baths, pools, bottles, etc. Even wayward spurts from a loose washer on a tap can have me squeal.

Issuu
747

TNT November 2014

The Establishment
05/04/2017
What Role Should Art Play In Presenting Mental Illness To The World?

Artistic expression has obvious value for those with mental illness. But what purpose does sharing this creativity serve? A rt and mental health have a long history of association. Often, the two are even seen as dependent on one another - without misery, the ideas goes, one cannot create.

The Establishment
05/04/2017
What Role Should Art Play In Presenting Mental Illness To The World?

Artistic expression has obvious value for those with mental illness. But what purpose does sharing this creativity serve? A rt and mental health have a long history of association. Often, the two are even seen as dependent on one another - without misery, the ideas goes, one cannot create.

The State Of The Arts
05/12/2017
Capturing London In Verse - The State Of The Arts

We're in the Southbank Centre, the home of The Poetry Library. It's one of those grey London days where sunshine threatens to peak through at any moment, but doesn't. The brutalist concrete structure of the Royal Festival Hall encompasses us, skateboarders roll below, the Thames rolls along, and the city keeps moving.

The State Of The Arts
05/12/2017
Capturing London In Verse - The State Of The Arts

We're in the Southbank Centre, the home of The Poetry Library. It's one of those grey London days where sunshine threatens to peak through at any moment, but doesn't. The brutalist concrete structure of the Royal Festival Hall encompasses us, skateboarders roll below, the Thames rolls along, and the city keeps moving.

God Is In The TV
04/24/2017
Mac De Marco - This Old Dog (Captured Tracks) - God Is In The TV

When I first pressed play on This Old Dog, the new album from Mac De Marco, it was pouring with rain from heavy grey skies. It didn't quite work for me. Disheartened, I gave it a 'meh' rating and carried on with my day. There are some musicians that just work better with certain weather.