Four Seasons - But Not By Vivaldi...

Four Seasons - But Not By Vivaldi...

Graham Sheffield  10.04.2017
There's a well-worn phrase about London buses: none come for ages, and then several come along at once! I wouldn't say our British Council...
Student's Raw Photo Project Shows What It Feels Like To Live With Anxiety

Student's Raw Photo Project Shows What It Feels Like To Live With Anxiety

Rachel Moss  7.04.2017
A student has created a striking photo project to show that while anxiety may be invisible to the naked eye, it does impact...
Society And Tattoos

Society And Tattoos

Kevin Bailey  4.04.2017
So, why are people made to feel like they have done wrong? Why should they second guess their choices in getting tattooed? How does a person's...

The Arts: A Vital Component In Article 50 Negotiations, Here's Why

Graham Sheffield  28.03.2017
The arts will join education and science to discuss new partnerships and collaboration, but it is the arts that can act as a form of dialogue...
From Selfie To Self-Expression

From Selfie To Self-Expression

Nigel Hurst  24.03.2017
Selfies can convey a mood, create a scene or tell a story. Selfies are often consciously staged in terms of props, composition, colour,...

What Is The Point Of The Arts?

Jennifer Tuckett  24.03.2017
Two weeks ago, Donald Trump announced plans to end the National Endowment for the Arts, the federal organisation which funds and supports...
There Can Be No 'Shared Society' Without Investment In Arts And Culture

There Can Be No 'Shared Society' Without Investment In Arts And Culture

Luqman Ali  21.03.2017
There can be no "shared society" without investment in arts and culture. Theresa May's calls for a 'shared society' have been lauded as...

It's Still A Man's World: Gender Inequality In The Arts

Nicky Goulder  21.03.2017
Nicky Goulder working with a participant during a Create project Earlier this month it was inspiring to see high-profile and widespread...
Are We Just Going To Let Creative Writing Die?

Are We Just Going To Let Creative Writing Die?

Jennifer Tuckett  20.03.2017
The A Level in Creative Writing is due to come to an end this year. Other arts A Levels, such as the A Level in Art History, have, since...

The House Of Lords Investigation Into The Gap Between Education And The Skills Needed In The Creative Industries

Jennifer Tuckett  16.03.2017
The House of Lords has this week launched an investigation into the gap between the skills needed in the creative industries and the skills...
Street Art As A Tool For Change

Street Art As A Tool For Change

Mary McCarthy  14.03.2017
Street art, and those who create it - those who dare, dream, fight, question and challenge, whether it be for rebellion or for necessity,...
Literature Left Us Out So We Created A Poetry Collective For Women Of Colour

Literature Left Us Out So We Created A Poetry Collective For Women Of Colour

Rachel Long  10.03.2017
This was frightening. In every story I was a little white girl. I had blonde pigtails, I had the bluest eyes, so blue that 'sometimes...
The Arts: Essential Or Expendable?

The Arts: Essential Or Expendable?

Eve Jardine-Young  9.03.2017
As we confront unprecedented political and economic changes both in the UK and across the world, just how important are the arts to our...
Please - Stop Saying You're Rubbish At Art

Please - Stop Saying You're Rubbish At Art

Alex Muller-Nicholson  9.03.2017
I've said for a long time that art is one of the most underused tools when it comes to teaching, for many reasons. The main one being,...