Katie McCabe

Writer and editor for print and online media

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Dublin: Ireland’s Foodie Destination

I f someone had told me 10 years ago that Ireland was becoming a ‘foodie destination,’ I would have taken a mouthful of my bland beef stew and laughed in their face. But now, I have returned from my motherland filled with pride at how far my country has climbed on the culinary ladder. On…

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Emily Young Interview

I interviewed ‘Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor’ Emily Young for The Resident magazine’s August issue ahead of her UK exhibition Call & Response. We spoke about the ‘professional transgressors’ of the art world, 1960s Notting Hill and her teenage encounters with Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett. View the article in print here: Emily Young From her home in…

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Abseiling Down The Orbit

For some insane reason, I agreed to complete and write about the UK’s highest freefall abseil down the ArcerlorMittal Orbit sculpture. The piece was published on The Resident website. There’s a video, but until I have time to edit out all the high-pitched swearing, you’ll have to make do with words only: The day before I…

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Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay Interview

As part of a cover feature for The Resident magazine’s gourmet special, I secured an interview with chef Gordon Ramsay. The piece focused on the early days of Gordon’s career as he prepared to launch a restaurant on the site where it all began, the Aubergine in Chelsea. View the feature online, or in print here: Gordon Ramsay If…

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Photoshoot: Pearls at the V&A

As part of a feature on the Pearls exhibition at the V&A, I organised and directed an exclusive fashion shoot inside the V&A museum in the small hours of the morning for The Resident and The Mayfair Resident magazine covers. All photographs by Charlie Clift, see more of his work here. View the print feature here: Pearls at the…

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The Debrief

How To Live With An Ex, The Debrief

I was commissioned by The Debrief to write about the modern phenomena of ‘cohabiting exes’ — young couples who are left with no alternative but to live together post break-up as a consequence of excessively high rents. I told the stories of three Londoners (including myself) who had cohabited with an ex and lived to tell the…

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Antony Micallef

Antony Micallef Interview

I interviewed artist Antony Micallef for The Hill Resident magazine in advance of his first solo show in four years, Self at Lazarides Gallery, which saw his work take an entirely new direction. As a follow up to this piece, I hosted a live Q&A with Antony for an audience at Electric House in Notting…

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The Secret World Of Young Vets, VICE

VICE UK commissioned me to write about the secret world of young vets, and I happily obliged. I spoke to two overworked London veterinarians about their encounters with intersex rabbits, an immortal goose and a cat that had a bad experience with heroin. The piece was also picked up by VICE US. View it here. For…

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Architect Zaha Hadid Interview

For The Resident, The Hill Resident and SW Resident magazines, I interviewed architect Zaha Hadid about her design for the Women Fashion Power exhibition. She told me about her love for Brutalist architecture and her grim but happy memories of Southwark in the 70s. View the piece online, or see it in print here: Zaha Hadid…

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Frieze Art Fair 2015

Is Frieze fair game for aspiring art collectors?

I wrote about Frieze London’s plan to attract first-time art buyers with a new initiative called Frieze Bespoke for The Resident magazine. The fair’s Head of VIP Kristina Mclean was interviewed as part of the piece, offering tips for would-be art collectors. This was featured as part of a Frieze Art special for the October 2014…

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