Below is a collection of my articles – all clippings that are accessible online. Most of the 500+ articles published on We Are Cardiff are written by me, so I’ve only included my favourites (although you can explore my entire archive there if you really want to: We Are Cardiff: Helia Phoenix). I also planned and wrote reams of content for the Visit Wales and the National Assembly for Wales websites – get in touch if you’re interested in more about those.

Banda Islands, Maluku / Molucca Islands, Indonesia

Columns / Culture

Wandering the River Taff (Caught by the River, 2017)

Searching for Rat Island (February 2017)

The urbanist’s guide to Cardiff (The Guardian, June 2014)


Mini adventures in Mwnt (April, 2017)

Table Mountain (February 2017)

Blue Flag beaches in Wales (Feb 2016)

From Blighty to Banda Neira, Indonesia: a trip to the Spice Islands (Dec 2015)

Burning Man: A virgin burner’s ten year, long haul ambition (August 2014)

I also write a separate travel blog: To See What Sticks

Music clippings

BoomTown Fair 2016 – in review / BoomTown Fair photoblog (August 2016)

Green Man Festival in review – Part 1 / Green Man Part 2 (August 2016)

Festival of Voice (Visit Wales, March 2016)

We Are Cardiff goes to Glastonbury (July 2014)

From Now On Festival (February 2012)

CRACK Magazine: interview with Jon Hopkins co-written with Adam Corner (June 2013)

CRACK Magazine: Stories With Music To Tell co-written with Adam Corner (6 October 2011)

Rolling StoneChristina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Ne-Yo Defy Naysayers at Michael Jackson Tribute Concert (10 October 2011)

CRACK Magazine: Music Gets Personal co-written with Adam Corner (15 July 2011)

I’ve also been music reviews editor for Kruger Magazine and staff music news writer for Shazam.

Interview with Samoans (July 2014)

Interview with Slowly Rolling Camera (April 2014)

As her ‘official unofficial’ biographer these days, I featured on a documentary about Lady Gaga that was broadcast on BBC Radio One on May 9 2011 (I’m about four minutes thirty seconds in).

music writing

Other stuff

The Guardian

The Metro

Kruger Magazine


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