Lucy Purdy

Lucy Purdy

Lucy Purdy is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing news and lifestyle features and who contributes regularly to Sublime.

Lucy spent her childhood summers on a rugged, deserted island in Scotland, has canoed through the Swedish wilderness and cycled the craggy coast of Ireland.

She has interviewed Michelin-starred chefs, government ministers, the richest woman in the UK and four times world champion ironman triathlete Chrissie Wellington as well as plenty of people on the street.

She is a keen cook, sustainability and grow-your-own enthusiast and master composter who believes the job of a journalist is the best there is.

The history of mass migration to post-war Britain is tackled in John Akomfrah’s hauntingly mournful film The Nine Muses, to understated yet powerful effect.

From high-flying sets of parents warring over each others’ children and a top us campaign press spokesman caught in a dilemma, to two differently conflicted austrian men, the british film institute’s 2011 london Film Festival broUuht plenty of topical interpretations to keep us thinking... 

Peering round the camera lens with a mischievous grin, the sun-scorched face of eight-year-old Mir edges into frame near the beginning of Phil Grabsky’s documentary film The Boy Mir.

‘What if you could not only build your “dream house”, but you could find desirable cheap land on which to build ... and design and construct it entirely on your own creative terms?’

Unbeaten ironman world-record holder Chrissie Wellington was not immediately tipped to become an outstanding athlete. She spent several years seeking direction before carving out a successful career in international development and overcoming significant personal issues. Then she discovered triathlon

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