UK Creativity

Six Keys To Unlock Creativity

Bev James | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK
Bev James

Creativity is one of the most desirable skills in today's working world, with some CEOS - like 60% of those polled by IBM - viewing it as the most imp...

Shedding Some Light On 'Dark Social': Why Content Must Be More Engaging Than Ever Before

Mick Entwisle | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Mick Entwisle

While Dark Social represents a major challenge for marketers looking to better measure and understand the different elements of their marketing, it also represents an opportunity for brands innovating in the space.

A Childhood Without Music Isn't Childhood

Tom Walters | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tom Walters

As a father, this plays on my mind. On a very basic level I want my son to understand that he can express himself unhindered - that being free to pursue artistic creativity is as important as maintaining healthy physical wellbeing or achieving academic success.

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

Nicky Goulder | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Nicky Goulder

Nicky Goulder working with a participant during a Create project Earlier this month it was inspiring to see high-profile and widespread recognition o...

What Should 2017 Be The Year Of? Removing Inequality

Fran Brosan | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Fran Brosan

It's funny how true the old adage is, that things are like buses, you wait for ages for one and then they come in threes. A psychologist would no doub...

What Is The Secret Behind Great Creativity?

George Taylor | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
George Taylor

Having a coach there who believes in me has helped me to bypass my limitations and 'up' my game, so if you're struggling to pull it out of the bag, maybe you need a mentor, too. And maybe you need a goal. A focus. A vision. Initially, lower your expectations, because then you won't get frustrated and kill your own creative spirit which will dampen out your ability to be at the top of your game which is what happened to me.

Why Awards Matter

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Rosy Greenlees

Throughout its long history, BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour has covered issues from 'how to hang your husband's suit' in its very first programme to the W...

'Use It Or Lose It': Regeneration Report Releases Shock Findings in London's Creative Offering

Claire Meadows | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Claire Meadows

A new report has highlighted the threat to London's creative communities from the spread of urban regeneration.

Inside Scoop: How Do You Develop A Concept?

Aarti Popat | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Aarti Popat

I always have a lot of people asking me how I choose a look and develop the concept for a project, which can be as complicated as using a keyword derived from primary and secondary research or as simple as a 'style' of living.

Why You Need To Be Painting With Your Child

Alex Muller-Nicholson | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents
Alex Muller-Nicholson

That's the key thing about painting. It's learning. The two are inextricably linked, for children especially. Art-based activities help young minds to make sense of the world around them. They explore ideas by making shapes with tools.

Broken Not Rubbish: A Near Death Experience That Changed Us All

Daniel Singleton | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Singleton

My wife has suffered through many things- and I will be the first to admit some of that suffering must be as a result of being married to me! Nevertheless, she has been able to turn those trials into something good - in fact one has been turned into something quite beautiful.

Let's Celebrate Creativity In The Classroom

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK
Dr Clare Owen

In our everyday lives, we need to be creative. Things come up that we didn't plan for: problems we didn't imagine we would have to solve, opportuniti...

The Video World Has Evolved... But Have Brands And Agencies Kept Up?

Mick Entwisle | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Mick Entwisle

Video is everywhere. Read this on a packed train, and you can be sure that at least half of those on their mobile are watching some form of video content; after all, 13% of adults' social media time is spent watching video, equating to around 10 minutes every day.

Support European Youth Uniting Through Art

Shaniqua Benjamin | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Shaniqua Benjamin

When following the news, it's become commonplace for us to hear about Brexit, fractured relationships in Europe, Trump wanting to ban immigrants from the USA and many other examples of conflicts throughout the world.

Branding A Revolution

Vicky Bullen | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK
Vicky Bullen

n today's brave new world, the next generation of socially responsible consumers will soon default to the good cause and good brand over just good brand; and having a clear and meaningful purpose will become the cost of entry rather than a differentiator.

Why I'm Grateful I Was A Loser At School

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Being unpopular made me tough as hell. I got used to incessant criticism, of myself and everything I did. It stopped bothering me to the same degree. When you are the class whipping girl, every aspect of your existence is a problem to someone. It taught me to pay attention to the misfits, the people on the fringe, the purple cows. After all, I was one of them. I still am.

Why Our Creative Plans Can't Be Personal

Leila Johnston | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

You'll see, if you look at those questions again, that they are shared by the audience member. In fact, every time you make something even just partly for someone else, you let them ask the same questions you're asking of your actions; you make them shareholders in the action.

On Failure, Depression And Beating The Odds Through Creativity

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Just as vulnerability is helpful in the right doses, so is failure.

Change The Way You See Yourself, To Beat Creative Block

Leila Johnston | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

The best thing when you're feeling creatively blocked, in my experience, is anything. Leave your immediate surroundings and make yourself act on an id...

How To Respond To Art You Don't Like

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Art is an essential part of our lives. Every person has their own complex opinions on it. In my experience, learning to react to it in a mature, nuanced way can have a powerful impact on how you interact with the world. Dislike is an underrated, yet crucial part of developing a sophisticated perspective.

How To Shield Your Work From Doubt Damage

Leila Johnston | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

Belief gets a bad rap. It's a very unpopular concept in these secular times, but the (obvious) thing is: we believe things whether we want want to or not. If we can at least accept that's true, we can start to take control of our beliefs, and make them work for us. But accepting they exist is the big first step.

Ten Ways To Enhance Your Wellbeing In 2017

Dr. Barbara Mariposa | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Barbara Mariposa

Most people these days can reel off a list of things we need to do to stay healthy - exercise, nutrition, water, sleep etc. The elements of what I call the Outer Game of Health. But how often do we follow our own good advice?

Creativity Is The Difference Between Surviving And Thriving

Makeba Garraway | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Parents
Makeba Garraway

I'm frustrated and saddened by the number of adults who have described themselves to me as "not creative", when I know as children they would have said the exact opposite. What is happening in our schools and society to subdue that inner creative spark and educate our children out of creativity?

How To Keep Up momentum On Your Projects

Leila Johnston | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

Experiencing explosive creativity in every direction is one of the great things about living in these connected times. But just because we can, doesn't mean we should. Indeed, the trend with some creative projects now seems to be heading towards 'anthologies', and there's a 'quality over quantity' vibe starting to emerge.

Learning How To Sing

Pam Jarvis | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK
Pam Jarvis

This Christmas, I was poignantly reminded of my school teaching years in two highly unexpected ways. First of all I got, in my mother's terms, 'proper...