Marianne Gray

Marianne Gray

Marianne Gray is a Cape Town-born, Johannesburg-bred freelance journalist who lived and worked in France and Greece before settling in London. She is a director of the independent multiplex cinema, Peckhamplex, in London.

Mandela becomes first non-Brit
News

Mandela becomes first non-Brit honoured at Westminster Abbey

Nelson Mandela joined a select group of non-Britons who have been honoured by a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey which includes Archbishop Luwum of Uganda, Sir Alexander Bustamente Prime Minister of Jamaica, Sir Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia and Sir Seretse Khama, President of Botswana.

Athens: Undimmed by austerity
Travel

Athens: Undimmed by austerity

Those concerned that the fabled delights of this most civilised of pleasure-loving Mediterranean capitals have been spoiled by endless belt-tightening should take heart; stately Athens has seen off much worse in its time.