Indigo dyer Aboubakar Fofana on his kind of blue

For Aboubakar Fofana, indigo dyeing is both art and technology: it is alchemy; a communion with God, or nature, or both. He doesn’t just make colour; he grows and nourishes the bacteria that creates it. Roll up for his magical mystery tour…

The secrets of Islay

Author Richard Benson goes in search of the spirit of a remote Hebridean island… where the whisky always comes with water. Dedicated to the memory of our friend Carl Reavey.

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