Gareth Huw Davies Writing on travel and the environment

Start up tech finds Silicon Roundabout space

Techspace opens its third East London co-working space, and it’s more than just the sum of many desks and a few coffee machines.I visit an “inspirational” place near Silicon Roundabout. — I work from home, so I know what it’s like to be cut off from people, at…

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Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia

“Poetry on the streets, poetry in pubs, poetry shouted, sung and celebrated with music, food, film, exhibitions, performances and live event.” The organisers of this one-week festival (October 20th to 26th) invite you to “Join us for an explosion of festivities to celebrate the centenary of…

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Nova – the bright light to shine on smartphone photos?

Another thing I like about Twitter. In just 10 minutes, without any help from the traditional media, I have found all I need to know about a bright new product after following a link and reading the company’s website and its well-presented press kit. The…

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Festivals in fields – was sold-out WOMAD the pick of 2014?

As the 2014 musical festival season comes to an end, it’s time to reflect on those colourful, animated jamborees  that break out in random, rural corners of Britain, regardless of the weather, throughout the summer. — It’s the social phenomenon of our times, the open-air…

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Basel, ancient and modern Swiss city on the Rhine

Basel is entry-level Switzerland, very close to the border with Germany and France. It straddles the River Rhine, right at the top of the country. It’s the easiest part of the country to reach overland from the UK –  about six hours by train from…

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Motorola unveils new version of Moto G – smartphone for the masses?

Motorola, the company that gave the world the first mobile phone, has come up with what could be the world’s most affordable smartphone. The new Moto G, an upgrade to the original model released in 2013, was unveiled last week (September 2014) – it costs…

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