UK Art

Keeping Up With Changes on Cuba's Creative Scene Through the 2005 Convention

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

Cuba's world of music and audiovisual production is beginning to open up with concert performances and documentary and feature film production growing, reinforcing the need for creative professionals to find new ways in promoting and strengthening their work.

Using Science and the Creative Arts to Enhance Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being

Dr Ramya Mohan | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Ramya Mohan

'Creativity' is applicable to a broad spectrum with Science and Creative art on either end. Where and how the twain meet for the betterment of individuals, communities and cultures is the eternal question. The answer is surprisingly simple-in the fascinating conundrum called the human mind!

Anxiety, The Girl from LA and Me

Catherine Lepage | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Lepage

Thursday evening. I am ready. I am at my table. Sixty illustrators came to showcase their work to people from all around who wish to discover new talents, new inspirations and meet new people. I am nervous.

Learning Through Culture

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Greenlees

Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, is preparing to publish the first White Paper - a policy document that sets out the government's proposals for future legislation - on the arts since Jennie Lee's over 50 years ago. It's a hugely significant moment for organisations such as the Crafts Council.

Where's Warhol? A Time Travelling Adventure With a Pop Culture Icon

Catherine Ingram | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Catherine Ingram

Where's Wally is a classic that's fun and tempting to play with. With Where's Warhol, we were lucky: the formula seemed made for him. Warhol's name begins with W, providing that essential alliteration in the title. Then there's Warhol's branded look of jeans, stripy jumper and dark glasses, which is uncannily similar to Wally's wardrobe.

Review: Conceptual Art 1964-1979, Tate Britain

Victoria Sadler | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

With its focus on British artists in the 1960s and 1970s, Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979 at Tate Britain sets out to demonstrate how radical conc...

Celebrating Senegal's Creativity with Renewed Commitment to the 2005 Convention

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

For Senegalese hip hop artist, Moona Yanni, the world of creativity and music in particular, is a vehicle which allows artists to express themselves a...

Six-Year-Old Girls in Jordan's Za'atari Refugee Camp Draw Tanks, Soldiers and Blood

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

We woke up early for the two hour drive from the city, into the midst of the desert, and there it was... Barbed wire, security and dust; we had our passports and equipment thoroughly checked before entering. As we drove through the camp the vastness of it became clear, sand-coloured shelters in every direction, as far as the eye could see; the homes of 85,000 Syrian refugees.

A Quick Guide To Marrakech

Chloe Gunning | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Dusty, hot, chaotic, overwhelming and unfriendly. That's what I was expecting Morocco's 'red city' Marrakech to be like. From descriptions by friends, I didn't think I would like it, but hey - it would be an 'experience'.

Building on Indonesia's Cultural Policy with the 2005 Convention

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

"The diversity of cultural expressions not only shows the identity of a nation, but also allows creative people to contribute towards their country by...

Wikipedia Has A Problem And We Need Women To Fix It

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world, ranked seventh globally. It is widely described as the largest repository of human knowled...

Why Art?

James Dann | Posted 27.03.2016 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Why Art? James Dann - Nude Tin Can Gallery from James on Vimeo. An in-depth exploration into the virtues, velocity and vengeance that exists within t...

Street Artist eL Seed Changes Perceptions With Arabic Graffiti That's Optical Genius

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

Born to Tunisian parents, eL Seed spent his formative years in the suburbs of Paris juggling different cultures, languages, and identities. He channeled these experiences into a form of artistic expression that blends Arabic calligraphy with graffiti - creating a modern art style called Calligraffiti.

Fashion, Art and Sustainability

Lucy Tammam | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Style
Lucy Tammam

With the end of Fair Fashion Month, our ethical fashion campaign with Fairphone came the judging for A Sustainable World 2016 - our annual Art competition which attracts applicants from across the world. I was honoured to be joined on the judging panel by my current collaborator from across the pond, renowned vegan artist Dana Ellyn, and London's King of conceptual art Duggie Fields.

Capturing Masculinity

Ben Mirza | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Style
Ben Mirza

For the last couple of years, I've collaborated on a number of photography projects with artists, barbers, men's clothing brands etc, so my main focus has been capturing men on camera. As a lover of history, my inspiration for the majority of the shoots I've done comes from the great men of art and early colour photography.

Learning From Waste-Picking Publishers in Latin America

Lucy Bell | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK
Lucy Bell

In the UK, we have a history of treating so-called 'developing' and even 'newly industrialized countries' as charity cases, regarding places that are ...

How Drawing Taught Me to Love My Body

Frances Cannon | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Frances Cannon

My drawings recently started to become popular on social media, as they resonated with a lot of other women who struggle with body image. This surge of popularity has also helped me realise that my work is not only important to my own struggle, but is important to others as well.

Creating, Feasting, Fighting - The Celts Come Home to Scotland

Jackie Kemp | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jackie Kemp

The treasures assembled in the monumental exhibition of Celtic art which opened at the National Museum of Scotland this week (March 10) painted, for me, a tremendously vivid picture of the peoples who left these precious things behind, buried in graves, hidden in hordes, stuck in the mud of tidal waterways.

The Art of List-Making

Alice Instone | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alice Instone

I started to collect the lists of other women and was overwhelmed by the collective unburdening as they shared their stories of how they wrote their lists and what they put on them. Nearly all the women I knew seemed to keep some sort of list and there was a confessional aspect to the sharing.

The Champions by Romina Ressia

Romina Ressia | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Romina Ressia

"The Champions" project explores how the contemporary society sees and values things like glory and success. It talks about preconceptions and our val...

Fascinating Photo Series Spanning 30 Years Captures How Couples Age

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A Swiss artist has documented the ageing process of couples over more than three decades. And it's safe to say that in that period of time, a lot has ...

Royal Ramblings: The Ringside Perspective

Danny Stone | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

If you've been to a wrestling show recently, chances are you've seen a fast-moving, bespectacled, fan-beloved and yet understated photo wizard at ringside shooting the talent. This man is Oli Sandler AKA The Ringside Perspective and he is the go-to guy for many key UK wrestling promotion's photography needs.

Seven Things Lynn Did Not Know About Pregnancy, the Postpartum, and Why She Became Depressed

Carmine Pariante | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Parents
Carmine Pariante

I met Lynn Lu, a visual artist from Singapore, in November last year. Lynn was working on an interactive performance/installation art project inspired by her own recent experience of depression during pregnancy and the postpartum.

A MacBook Selfie Stick Is Everything That's Wrong With The World

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn and Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech

What's the biggest social crime you can commit with a piece of technology? Checking your phone at the table? Taking a picture at a gig with an iPad? ...

Great Weekend Getaways - Milan and Bergamot

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

We marvelled at the glorious Duomo in the central square, the second largest cathedral in Italy after St Peter's in Rome, galloped through as many museums as possible and admired the chic shops and their stylish Milanese clientele. Even the dogs were high fashion with brightly coloured jumpers, coats and matching backpacks.