Adrian Mourby

Adrian Mourby is an award-winning writer and producer. He is also an international correspondent for Opera Now magazine and a regular contributor to The Independent on Sunday's travel section.

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Grand designs: the Foyer Maeterlinck and spiral stairs

Baronial splendour for the 21st century

Room Service: Grand Hotel Reylof, Ghent

Motor mode: Corso Venezia cuts through Milan's Fashion District

Milan: All dressed up in Italy's capital of style

Couture is king as Fashion Week descends on the home of Armani, says Adrian Mourby

All hands on deck for a yoga session at sea

A clipper cruise offers Adrian Mourby the chance to see the Mediterranean from a new perspective

Red grapes on the vine

Tuscany: If it's Wednesday, then it must be Montepulciano ...

Adrian Mourby joins a new Grand Wine Tour that gives connoisseurs the chance to work their way through a selection of Italy's finest vintages

Munich's rooftops

Munich: Toast the home of the beer garden

Two hundred years ago, the Bavarian capital devised a new outdoor drinking environment. Adrian Mourby says Cheers!

Memorial: exhibits from the new In Flanders Fields museum in Ypres

Journey to the source: New museum for Ypres

The Great War as you've never seen it before

Classic gold: Wallenstein Garden

A musical meander through Prague, from Beethoven to The Beatles

Scores of notable musicians have called the Czech capital home – and as the city prepares to host its Proms, Adrian Mourby explores a sonorous heritage

A musical meander through Prague, from Beethoven to The Beatles

Scores of notable musicians have called the Czech capital home – and as the city prepares to host its Proms, Adrian Mourby explores a sonorous heritage
Night and day: the hotel's bar and nightclub

Room Service: Gstaad Palace, Switzerland

Hut stuff at a swish Swiss palace

View of Vienna

A Viennese whirl through the life of Klimt

The Austrian capital is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the artist's birth. Adrian Mourby explores the city he called home

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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef creates an Italian-inspired fish feast for Christmas Eve

Bill Granger's Christmas Eve fish feast

Bill's Italian friends introduced him to the Roman Catholic custom of a lavish fish supper on Christmas Eve. Here, he gives the tradition his own spin…
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Brendan Rodgers is fighting for his reputation

Rodgers fights for his reputation

Liverpool manager tries to stay on his feet despite waves of criticism
Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'

Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

'They can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'
Michael Calvin: Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick