Rosamund Kelby

35 Articles

Sun, sea and sanitiser: Are holidays worth the hassle?

In the pre-pandemic days, planning a vacation was half of the fun. Before the trip had begun, the process of researching hotels...

Standup to coronavirus: Can the live comedy industry laugh this one off?

Stand up is a fundamentally symbiotic artform that lives and dies not just under the spotlight, but in the space between stage...

Eight iconic works of art inspired by stormy weather

Over the last week, Britain has been buffeted by thunderstorms, the humid August heatwave going out with a literal bang. However, as...

Five no-cook summer dips for a stress-free garden party

The last thing that’s on our to-do list in hot weather is to slave over a hot stove, but that doesn’t mean...

Time to die? How a popularity poll proves that 007 is ready for retirement

Perhaps I’m reading too much into a trivial online poll, but to me, the news that Sean Connery has been voted the...

London’s most iconic converted buildings

According to a recent report by Architects’ Journal, it’s actually more environmentally friendly to upgrade energy-inefficient structures than to flatten them. Their...

Eat out to help out are the words I always wanted to hear, so why do they make me so sad?

Being instructed that we must “eat out to help out” is like a nationwide assignment to enjoy your favourite food. Though the...

Around the world in eight books

2020 is undoubtedly a bad time to be a traveller, but it’s a brilliant time to become a bookworm. While we can’t...

Lockdown has paved the way for intimate and inclusive filmmaking

There’s something about watching David Tennant put himself in the naughty corner on a video call to appease a disgruntled Michael Sheen...

A quick guide to finding the perfect face mask

Since the start of the pandemic, face mask controversy has been the saviour of small talk. Uncertainty about whether they are effective,...