Jessica Barnfield

Freelance Writer, Copywriter, Editor, and Proofreader

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I am an experienced freelancer writer specialising in
travel articles, blog content, and reviews with over 8 years industry experience.

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What Woody Allen did for me

Tuesday 12th May 2015, 15:57 BST | Cambridge,UK Jess Barnfield on the New York Legend's neurotic and idealistic influence Sunday 19th October 2014, 12:59 BST Rollins-Joffe Productions "I'd never want to be a part of any club that would have someone like me for a member."

Now On At the Hayward Gallery | Carsten Höller's 'Decision'

Decision is neither a retrospective nor an entirely new installation, and features pieces which Höller fans will be familiar with including The Pinocchio Effect (1994) and Upside Down Goggles (1994-2009) which offer the wearer an alternative view of reality.

10 Reasons Why London is the Most Artistic City in the World

London is famous for many things - its buzzing nightlife, its growing foodie scene, the West End, its rich and often bloody history. But it has also been the home of and inspiration for countless artists and creative movements making it, probably, most artistic city in the world. Sorry New York.


The Top 10 Things To Do And See In Camden

Cruise through effortlessly cool Camden like a local with our guide of the best things to see and do there. From markets to concerts, there's something for everyone in London's trendiest and most alternative area. Walking through Camden, it's hard to escape the ghosts of one of the borough's most infamous inhabitants, Amy Winehouse.

10 Historical Events That Shaped London

London is a mysterious place, steeped in stories and host to dramatic events that have altered the history of not just London but the UK as a whole. Before you go out and about in London this weekend, read our list of the most important events in London's history and hear the whispers of these intriguing stories as you stomp the city's modern streets.

Top 10 Things To Do and See in Hackney

Hackney is one of the most culturally diverse, and young, boroughs of London- making it the ideal home for the pop-ups, start-ups, and hipster hang-outs that have sprung up there in recent years. An area rich in history and community spirit, there are tonnes of things to see and do in Hackney.

Art Tour of Soho: 12 Stops in London's Most Artistic District

Soho has long been known as London's most creative quarter - home to numerous bohemian artists, writers and creative figures, all attracted by its laid back, debauched reputation. We take you on a tour of Soho's artistic history, from the boozers where artists drank, to the galleries keeping Soho's artsy spirit alive.

The Backpacker's Almanac
Navigating Buenos Aires as a Vegetarian

The steaming pile of assorted cooked cow is placed triumphantly in the centre of the table. A wave of excitement ripples through my fellow diners. In my tentative, slightly broken Spanish I pipe up: "I don't eat meat, I'm a vegetarian..." My host smiles warmly, and pats me on the shoulder, "No te preocupes, I'll...

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London's Top 5 Beer Gardens

The sun is out in Britain, and that can mean only one thing: its time to don your shorts (even though it's still slightly too chilly), forgo the sun cream (even though you'll definitely burn), and head to the nearest pub garden ready for May Bank Holiday (even though you'll definitely be hung over at...

Top 10 Restaurants In Fulham

As Fulham emerges from the shadows of Chelsea to become a bright, bustling, and ever-so-slightly sloaney borough in its own right, its residents find themselves increasingly surrounded by an array of great restaurants - often with a culturally authentic take on the classic BBQ.

Islington's Top 10 Bars & Pubs | From Angel to Highbury

The ' Bar With No Name' has long since shed its mysterious reputation and is now packed out every night with punters dying to sample the expertly crafted cocktails. Book ahead to avoid disappointment, and enjoy the deliciously Italian interior that will make you feel like you've stepped into a film noire.

Lifestyle and Culture

10 Unmissable Works at London's Tate Modern

After opening 15 years ago in the Bankside Power Station, Tate Modern in London has rapidly become one of the world's pre-eminent contemporary art galleries. It regularly hosts record breaking exhibitions, and its Turbine Hall installations draw thousands to the South Bank.

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How to have the Ultimate BBQ

BBQ season is nearly upon us, and yet we know surprisingly little about the nations favourite summer pastime. Where does our love of cooking with coals come from? What's the best quick recipe to chuck on the grill and impress your friends?

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Feminist Films? Failing the Bechdel Test

Tuesday 12th May 2015, 15:57 BST | Cambridge,UK Jessica Barnfield on why these great leading-ladies should have made the grade Friday 3rd October 2014, 16:52 BST M Okay, James Bond is probably the most sexist movie franchise in the history of anything. Ever.

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Do you like scary movies?

Warner Bros We file into the already crowded Bryant Park, picking our way past picnic blankets and cuddling couples to settle ourselves in some seats ready for the screening. As the ominous first notes ring out across the park, and the iconic opening shot of Kubrick's 1980 masterpiece The Shining fills the screen, there are whoops and cheers from the audience.


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The Girl Who Wouldn't Die

Flickr: mau_ry It's always great when one of our own takes the path less travelled, and now Marnie Riches has done just that with her debut thriller novel The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, set to take the world by storm.

Discover London's Secret Side With Wiretapper's Monument Event

Monument is a new interactive experience offered by Wiretapper, that transforms the streets of London into an immersive film-like experience. Through the magic of the Wiretapper app, the insight of experimental director David Rosenburg, and wonderful compositions from the Ringham brothers, you'll be able to 'tap' into the secret life of the city like never before.

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Queers in Shorts

Tuesday 12th May 2015, 15:56 BST | Cambridge,UK Jessica Barnes goes along to the monthly Picturehouse event celebrating LGBT short films Tuesday 25th November 2014, 09:49 GMT FLICKR: TRASH WORLD The best thing about the Queers in Shorts events is the fantastically inclusive and friendly atmosphere.

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Tuesday 12th May 2015, 16:32 BST | Cambridge,UK GOOGLE: STATIC-SECURE.GUIM.CO.UK David Nicholls' latest novel Us, long-listed for the 2014 Man Booker Prize, comes after much anticipation. However, this critically acclaimed writer of young love, made famous by One Dayand Starter for Ten, takes his latest work in a different direction.

NGO in the Spotlight - Voluntario Global

Posted October 05, 2012 by Volunteer Forever 0 When you're looking to volunteer abroad, choosing where to donate your time can be a tricky task. All too often volunteers with good intentions end up working on projects with questionable methods or outcomes.

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Gorillas Running Loose in London - The Great Gorilla Run 2014

If you see a gorilla running through central London this weekend, don't worry! You don't need to call animal control and chances are, you probably aren't going mad. It's just one of the brave people tackling the 11th annual Great Gorilla Run happening on Saturday 20th September.

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Film: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I

Tuesday 12th May 2015, 16:02 BST | Cambridge,UK Color Force, Lionsgate There is some kind of disease going around Hollywood. Its got Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Its got The Hobbit. And now its claimed the final instalment of the Hunger Games trilogy.