Boat’s third issue stayed anchored in London. With the coverage of the Olympics and the Jubilee, London was in full swing as being presented to the world in a wash of pomp of ceremony. We packed away the bunting and tried to get to grips with what it really means to live and work in this city of seven million. Writers include Nick Hornby and Jon Ronson. We talked to Diana Athill about her experiences of the city, went training with Olympic 400m Runner and Youth Worker Conrad Williams, and looked at some of the more unusual places Londoners have chosen to live to. Simon Roberts took photographs of the extremes of the city’s financial landscapes, and Will Robson-Scott and James Pearson-Howes viewed the city from the top deck of a bus.
Issue Three - London
Issue Four- Athens
We arrived in Athens in the eye of the storm – the economy is dire, some of the worst statistics out there are topped right here in Athens. What on Earth would we find? The answer to that question lies in the 112 pages in your hands right now. To put it simply, Athens has its fair share of doom and gloom to plough through in the coming years, but it also has the fantastic Greek sense of community from which to draw strength, pride, and verve. If there is a people out there who can get over this road full of hurdles, I do believe it’s the Greek people. And if there’s a city that’s worthy of sitting at the helm of their progress, it’s Athens.