Nia Charpentier

Nia Charpentier

Nia Charpentier is a freelance journalist specialising in the arts, social affairs and sustainability and regularly contributes to Sublime.

Being half German, half English and growing up trilingually in rural Wales before living in Germany, Sri Lanka and London, Nia’s writing comes from a varied backdrop.

She has interviewed gang members, people affected by autism, heads of international NGOs, mental health experts, musicians, political activists and Olympic athletes amongst others.

Nia balances out hectic London life with regular trips back to Wales, running and yoga, giving her the space and time to write.

Solid, honest, unusual and playful is how woodworker Adam Ashworth describes his furniture. With designs like the Bird table and his latest project creating a fairytale bed, it’s not difficult to see the element of fun in his work

‘When the wall went up, I knew it was time to call it a day,’ This was in 2007, when photographer Homer Sykes, who had been capturing images of the land that would soon be consumed by the London 2012 Games, finished his year long project

A team of cyclists from London will be taking on three stages of the Tour De France in a gruelling challenge through the Alps. The event, called Trois Etapes, is fronted by 2008 Tour de France winner Carlos Sastre and takes place from 29th to 31st July.

Chefs from some of the UK's top restaurants swapped their whites for wellies this week as they toured one of the largest organic farms in Wales. Over 30 cooks including those from Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in Oxford and London's River Café were given a tour of Rhug Organic Farm, which has land in Shropshire and Denbighshire

As part of a brand new project, Sublime teamed up with Grampus Heritage & Training Ltd. to send fashion students from Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College of Art in London to various European destinations – but not Paris or Milan. Instead, they will be visiting rural villages in Cyprus, Slovakia and Romania where they will learn traditional skills from lace making and loom weaving to silver smithing