Photograph by Fern Merrills for TANLP x MR PORTER. Barbican, 2017

The Blog

Based in Sheffield, UK, The All Night Listening Post is run by a couple of creative thinkers who set out to travel the UK and beyond in search of adventure and inspiration. 

The blog is an eclectic collection of original articles, essays and images about good things and good people. Founded in 2015, it has now evolved into a platform for sharing stories about adventure, design, making and doing. Here you will find engaging field reports, considered photo essays and studio visits, inspiring interviews and news about the things that matter most to us. 

Inspired by our quest for knowledge and propensity to work into the small hours, The All Night Listening Post takes it's name from the world-wide network of secret monitoring installations that gather information and intelligence on the operations and activities of others.

The People


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Arran is the founder and editor-in-chief of the All Night Listening Post. He started the blog in 2015 to share his passion for well made, honest goods and the people that make them. Fuelled by good coffee and craft beer (depending on the time of day), Arran can be found working at his desk with a whippet by his side and either the latest podcasts or one of his carefully curated Spotify playlists blasting through the speakers. 

Fern is a writer, photographer and all round creative thinker at the The All Night Listening Post. She's always been there in the background supporting operations but has recently taken a more prominent role after discovering a flair and passion for capturing images. When she's not behind the camera, Fern haunts local coffee shops in search of sourdough toast and the perfect flat white. Look out for more good things from Fern coming soon.

George is a whippet. He contributes very little.


The Work

We are always keen to work with brands, agencies, advertisers and other influencers on creative projects and content. 

Interested? Let us know!  

The Name

We know what you're thinking: What exactly is an All Night Listening Post?

The Fine Print

Some posts on this blog are in association with partners, it will be made expressly clear if this is the case. The All Night Listening Post only partners with brands that we use and trust and will never recommend a brand or product that we haven't got 100% faith in. If you would like to discuss advertising opportunities, please get in touch.

Original content and images © Arran Cross or Fern Merills The All Night Listening Post, 2017 unless otherwise stated. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.