Katie McCabe

Writer and editor for print and online media


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 V&A

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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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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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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Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper Exhibition Preview

I wrote about the photography of Dennis Hopper for The Resident magazine to mark the opening of Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album exhibition at the Royal Academy.  I also interviewed the exhibition’s curator, Petra Giloy-Hirtz for the feature. This work appeared in the June 2014 edition of the magazine, and on The Resident website. View…

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Thomas McCarthy by Peter Laban

Travellers: Community Art

In the wake of the controversy at Dale Farm, I was commissioned by Ideastap to explore the travelling community’s involvement with the arts, and the artistic value of traveller culture. Among others, I spoke with folk singer, storyteller and Irish traveller Thomas McCarthy for the piece. View it online here. One summer in 1957, Salvador Dali called on…

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Yoko Ono To the Light

Yoko Ono To The Light Exhibition Preview

Ahead of her major exhibition To the Light at the Serpentine, I wrote about the artistic evolution of Yoko Ono, starting with her first London show at the Indica Gallery in 1966. I also spoke to the Serpentine’s key curator, Kathryn Rattee about the creation of To the Light. This feature appeared in print only…

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