I did an interview with the lovely folks over at Creative Cardiff earlier this year. Big thanks to Lisa and Daylight (!) for having me. Read it here: Cardiff People: Helia Phoenix Still playing catch up … we’ll get there, right?? Peas H Continue reading Cardiff People: interview with Creative Cardiff
So I promised I would write more. And here I am! I’ve started contributing a new column to the wonderful Caught by the River website, inspired by my wonderings/wanderings around and about the River Taff. The column is called Wandering the River Taff, and my first essay for them is This is Rat Island. I mean I’m actually on to writing my third piece now, but … Continue reading Caught by the River: new column
Hello! Today’s post is about an awfully nice little feature I got in Cardiff Life magazine. I had no idea this was going in (my partner in crime, Hana, gave them permission to use the photo without telling me!) so I was mightily surprised to find myself in here, under the category of “Visionary”. Nice descriptor that, I might start using it when people ask … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Originally posted on We Are Cardiff:
(photo by Marc on Flickr) Hello! My name is Helia. We may not have met before, but I write most of the stuff on this site. When there’s no author given on an article, then it’s me. I ran the Cardiff Half Marathon this year. I was a first timer. It was amazing, and hard, but mostly amazing. So I wanted… Continue reading Cardiff Half Marathon – a first-timer’s experience
I’m very (VERY) excited to announce the launch of a new small press in Cardiff, run by my pal Hana Johnson under the We Are Cardiff umbrella. She’s worked super hard on sorting everything out and is publishing the FIRST BOOK this November! It’s an anthology of short stories called The 42b, based around a fictional Cardiff bus route. We Are Cardiff Press is a non-profit social … Continue reading We Are Cardiff Press is launched!
But I’ve had a really good excuse! Honestly! So, that massive headache of paper on the desk (yes I was having breakfast in Wetherspoons, what about it?) is MY NOVEL. Or something like a novel. It’s a really freaking long story. THAT’S what I’ve been doing. In case I haven’t mentioned it on here, and I don’t think I have, I am a … Continue reading It’s been awful quiet around these parts …
Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been insanely busy putting together this radio documentary about ghosts in Cardiff! Even more spookily, the programme broke the servers at Radio Cardiff, meaning only half of it was broadcast … spooky, eh? Listen online below, and there’s a full tracklist and some thank yous over at We Are Cardiff. Continue reading Radio documentary on ghosts in Cardiff