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Deborah Bull | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Bull

The data reveals that 52% of those who define themselves as 'sciency' also choose to describe themselves as 'arty', suggesting that many of us do not see our skills and interests as being confined to a single category.

From Punk Rock Fashion to Activist: An Evening With Vivienne Westwood

Afton McKeith | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

I'm a normal teenager, but I do go to star-studded events. On Friday night, I attended a wonderful evening with the world-renowned punk/rock fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, with my mum Gillian McKeith and my sister Skylar. This evening left quite an impression on me.

Woman Captures Her Extreme Weight Loss Journey In Raw Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: This post includes images that contain nudity. A photographer who had a gastric bypass in 2013 has shared a series of candid images documenti...

The Artist Who "Cut Off His Nipples" Explains Why Instagram And IRL Are Two Totally Different Spaces

Emily Gosling | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Emily Gosling

It takes a lot to cut through Instagram's endless streams of belfie art-personas, women who've apparently pissed themselves . But as 18-year-old sixth...

Artist Creates Portraits Of Famous Faces From Avocado

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An artist has amazed avocado fans around the world by turning their favourite food into famous faces. Boris Toledo Doorm smears avocado into images of...

Artist Tessa Farmer Discusses Battling Anxiety and Depression

Kirsty Bosley | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kirsty Bosley

It was World Mental Health Day on Monday, and it has opened up a dialogue about a subject that just doesn't seem to be talked about nearly enough. On...

Frieze 2016 Revisited The 90's For New Inspiration #YBA's

Lou Mensah | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lou Mensah

I am standing in the new Nineties section at the Frieze Art Fair, making a beeline for the Anthony Reynolds stand for Richard Billingham's iconic 'Unt...

Dan Baldwin - Under The Influence

Bob Chaundy | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

"It's all about allegory, it's all about harmony, it's all about balance, it's all about everything working together, every colour, every element." So...

Collecting Lines - Zineb Sedira

Bob Chaundy | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Travellers on the Victoria Line on the London tube may notice, as they emerge on one of the escalators, a four-screen video wall showing a film about ...

Abstract Expressionism At The Royal Academy

Dan Einav | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dan Einav

Abstract Expressionism is serious, grown-up stuff. It's about existential anxiety and overwhelming emotions. It's about death and the absurdity of lif...

Was David Cameron 'Really Good' For The Country?

Rachel Loughran | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Politics
Rachel Loughran

The nauseating Trump/Brexit mashup headline, courtesy of the Daily Star, no doubt had many backwards thinking Brexiteers waving their union jack flags and 'Go Home' placards in obvious joy.

Kickstarting A Dream Into Reality - The Highs And Lows

Louis McIntosh | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK
Louis McIntosh

We all have good ideas or dreams whereby we can progress financially, spiritually, morally etc....but we don't necessarily act on them. Why not? Well,...

The Artist Who Disappeared: Nine Minutes With Bobby Hillson, Co-Curator, Unseen Paintings 1954 - 1960

Claire Meadows | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Claire Meadows

From September 30th, Hoxton Gallery will be presenting Unseen Paintings, 1954-1960, a survey of works in oil by the late Keith Cunningham. Cunningha...

Claws And Clay: Mastering The Art Of Veterinary Science

James Greenwood | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
James Greenwood

There is no such thing as finding happiness. Happiness is created through doing something you are innately very good at and therefore you love doing it. I have learnt that by allowing both the time and headspace to let your natural talent breathe, doors will open and the opportunities that may follow are endless. Trust me. Try it.

Syrian Artists Imagine More Peaceful Future In Wake Of Crisis

Julia Karlysheva | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julia Karlysheva

Conflict and displacement also carry with them the less visible scars of grief and trauma - feelings difficult to manage in adults, and even harder to manage in children. While it's unimaginable to ignore the effects of the war, can there really be reasons for optimism and hope? A group of Syrian artists believe so.

The Van Gogh In Every Child

Gemma Bailey | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Parents
Gemma Bailey

For those who are less academic and more creative, a keen interest and ability in art can offer them a much needed acknowledgement. It can give them praise that they might have otherwise bypassed and can therefore boost self-esteem for those who thought that they were all but hopeless.

This Sassy Craft Book Lets You Have Fun With Feminism

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re an ardent feminist with creative flair, prepare to fall in love. Bonnie Burton’s ‘Crafting With Feminism’ inspires women and men al...

Conceptual Art: Taking The Piss?

Dan Einav | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dan Einav

In a post-Duchamp world where anything goes, sh*tting in a box, scrunching up some paper, crawling on glass, or putting a shark in some jelly all seems a bit pointless and boring. If you want to create an artwork that's really shocking today, pick up a paintbrush.

Is Britain In A State Of Hidden Civil War? Time To Face Facts

Chris Erskine | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Erskine

Voices and ideas from the areas of food, land, travellers, domestic violence, poverty, asylum and debt are all vital to finding grains of truth that allow us to face up to our Hidden Civil War. To face difficult truths in troubled times, we require deep collaboration, reflection and above all, listening.

Art Deep Rooted In Algeria

Naila Missous | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Naila Missous

A tangled branch and a bent twig that can distort the imagination and send it into overdrive. How the mind of an artist truly works is something that can never be put into words; rather the creation speaks volumes. And indeed, that is so with Djeloul Esahli, resident and artist of Tipaza.

Join Me In My Truck For A Conversation About Refugees

Alketa Xhafa Mripa | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK
Alketa Xhafa Mripa

Refugees Welcome will be a window into the welcoming Britain I remember - a safe space where people from all backgrounds can come in, have a sit down and share a story. I hope you can join me.

Genius Project Turns The Sexist Comments Women Receive Into Works Of Art

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An artist has hit back at the sexist comments women still receive in 2016 by turning them into glorious works of art. In her project, titled ‘Handle...

OBE Joins New Art Project To Improve NHS Mental Healthcare

Lou Mensah | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lou Mensah

We know how lucky we are to have the NHS and it's services, spanning physical and mental health care. Sometimes though, we leave with our bodies healed, and our spirits a little diminished. If you have spent time visiting a loved one in a mental health unit, a situation that curator Niamh White and artist Tim A Shaw found themselves in, you may come away thinking that the environment of these units could do with some care.

The Passion Of Motorsport

Lara Platman | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Sport
Lara Platman

As a photographer I feel it is my duty to take you somewhere when you are looking at my work. Saying this I realise that out of all the arts, photography pulls the short straw for I always find has the confinements of the throw away culture we are so influenced by today and I return to my duty as a photographer - to help you escape.

Finding Utopia Through Art and Music: This Is Supernormal

Emily Gosling | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Emily Gosling

It's hard to write an accurate account of Supernormal festival because a. it's just slightly too surreal to capture in writing, rather than tape loops or gong-based, Ganesh-inspired performance art, and b. it's hard to let everyone know how excellent it is for fear everyone else turns up and ruins it.