UK Creativity

Our Schools Must Unlock The True Power Of Art

Mark Cass | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Mark Cass

I was away with family in vibrant, frenetic Hong Kong and needed to relax. Inspired by some calligraphy works I'd seen at a local exhibition, I popped out to buy some liquid ink, a brush and paper.

​Does Education Develop Or Dampen Creativity?

Bonita Darkoh | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK
Bonita Darkoh

​The educational system is essentially built to provide us with an education, consisting of handpicked subjects selected by the institution. When I ...

Does musical appreciation broaden as we age?

Parry Ray | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Parry Ray

Debbie Harry and Blondie are great examples of artists standing the test of time, in my opinion. I know that tastes in music and artists are largely subjective but even in the 80s Blondie was edgy, cool and relevant and 30 years on she still is. Their recent release Pollinator is testament to that.

From Grief To Anxiety - Writing Is Boss

Tom Walters | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Walters

When I was 22 I lost my brother. He developed cancer of the spinal fluid which eventually spread to his brain and succumbed to his illness in late 2006 - from the first headaches to his last breath, the illness took ten months to take him away.

How Self-Publishing Saved Me From Myself

Kristina Adams | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Adams

I did it. I reached my goal. There were some obstacles along the way, but as I look back, I know that I've grown stronger because of them. I know that as I publish each book, I'll grow stronger and more determined still.

The World Has Gone Crazy - Could This Video Game Be The Answer?

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Tech
Carolyn Dailey

And yet from that very medium comes a new video game so beautiful, so full of humanity and universally moving themes, that it shakes one into believing the world may not be lost. On the contrary, on a number of levels, it signals that the world could be barrelling towards a brighter, more emotionally-intelligent future than we had thought.

The Role Of Creativity And Technology In Dementia Care

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

This Dementia Awareness Week we have seen incredible first-person accounts of how creativity and technology can make living with dementia more manageable. Although we don't have a cure for the disease, there are still innumerable ways to bring as much joy as possible to the lives of those living with dementia.

How I Am Always On A Holiday

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ripu Daman Singh

Every time I come back from a holiday, a part of me stays behind. Still looking for more. Asking for more. Away from the drudgery of routine. Liberated from the reins of discipline. Bereft of any responsibilities.

Is The Internet Killing Creativity?

Quora | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Tech
Quora

I have a theory that there's going to be a Gen Z backlash to all this influencer heehaw. At one point I hoped Snapchat might be the start of that backlash, but the platform has become so insipid with all its Tastemade rainbow cakes and road trips sponsored by Toyota Scion and other corporate drivel that I think they've lost sight of what made them special.

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.