About Lottie Twyford

Lottie Twyford is an early career journalist, most often seen with a long black in hand.

She recently graduated from the ANU with a degree in International Relations and Arts where she developed a passion for all things French - particularly wine.

Having grown up in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, she is soon to call herself an Aussie, although won’t be seen anywhere near a kangaroo.

She loves telling stories, and when not writing, you’ll find her out for a run, or enjoying Canberra’s nightlife with friends.

Want to get in touch? You can reach her at [email protected]

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Canberra’s ‘Urban Sketchers’ preserving a record of the city
Canberra, as the oft-repeated refrain goes - is changing rapidly - and who better to record these changes in real-time than a group of keen local artists? Leonie Andrews and Sally Black are both members of the Canberra chapter of 'Urban Sketchers', an international community of sketchers who get out and draw what they see all around them. Ms Andrews...
Night-time ‘fishing’ all part of the job for Canberra’s scooter crew
They work in the dead of night, fishing e-scooters out of lakes, picking them up off the kerb, swapping out dead batteries, sanitising and safety checking the fleet that Canberrans have come to love (or loathe). More than 100 people work as part of the ground crews for Beam and Neuron e-scooters, servicing the purple or orange scooters now gracing our...
A Lego Christmas wonderland is coming to Canberra
A love of Lego, a desire to give back to the charity that supported their mother, and happy memories of looking at Christmas lights with their own families led sisters Simone and Melissah Dawson to start a very special Christmas tradition of their own. Since 2015, the pair have been putting on a Christmas Lego display to raise funds for...
‘With One Voice’ choir set to make a noise in Gungahlin
Launching early 2021 at Common Ground, Gungahlin, 'With One Voice' is a choir with a difference - and not just because everybody is encouraged to get involved no matter their singing ability. As communities begin to regather in the wake of the last few months of isolation, choir conductor Rodney Clancy says the choir's mission of socialisation and engagement has...
The Big Issue turns 25 with a calendar to celebrate
Vendors of The Big Issue are a common fixture outside many shopping centres in the ACT. They are easy to spot, wearing fluorescent yellow vests, and, these days, bright green COVID-19-safe badges, while sporting mini bottles of hand sanitiser. The magazine will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year with the release of a commemorative 2021 calendar which has also hit the streets. The...
Canberrans urged to ‘scoot-safe’ as riders rack up 100,000 trips
E-scooters in the ACT remain divisive - love them or hate them, everyone seems to have an opinion. But given that more than a 100,000 scooter trips have already been taken, it's clear many Canberrans are keen to get out and give the new craze a go. Others, however, are voicing valid safety concerns, particularly around riders not wearing helmets,...