UK Creativity

How Do You Get Over Your Creative Block?

Ellie Lewis | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

I've sat down to write this a thousand times. At least in my head I have. For the past few months I have been struggling with, for want of a better expression, writer's block. I have been drowning in doubt and question why I am even bothering whenever I open a word document. This has happened for both creative writing and blog posts.

Creativity and Age

Anthony Epes | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Anthony Epes

I think there is this weird idea floating around that creativity is a young person's game, particularly certain genres of creativity (photography and music for sure). That somehow you are at your peak creatively in your twenties and thirties, and then it's downhill from then on. I think that's insane.

The Art That History Forgot, Remembered

Mik Scarlet | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

In June, the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive was granted funding of £1 million pound by The Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Joseph Rowntree Foundation with the goal of creating a permanent archive of the work of disabled artists.

Rich Pickings at New Designers 2015

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Style
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Every summer, New Designers lands at the Business Design Centre in London's Angel. And within it's walls are over 3000 graduate talents from leading design courses across the country. As a past exhibitor at New Designers myself, it's a show I return to each year to witness the new and the next.

On Summer Solstice, Life, Light, Darkness and Welcoming It All In

Roberta Verdant | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

The tiredness has been going on for a long time. Since childhood, really. Growing up, I never felt like I had a lot of energy or like what I had was flowing particularly well around my body. Retrospectively, there were reasons for this.

Looking Beyond the Lions

Jay Sorrels | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Jay Sorrels

Dazzled by all the image, sound, words and technology of Cannes? It's a lot to take in. Along with the chance to meet, greet and learn from your peers there will be plenty of enforced buzzword buffoonery, bacchanalia and loud speakers who will be talking up their value as media channels (rather than the luck that got them there)...

Great Ways To Get Creative With Your Children This Week

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents

Children's Art Week 2015 kicks off on Saturday 13 June until Sunday 21 June with a whole host of creative workshops across the UK. Perfect to keep ...

How to Invent a Space - My Conversation at SohoCreate

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Style
Kelly Hoppen

One really interesting point that was raised was today's reliance of technology in the design community. I'm all for networks like Instagram and Pinterest and I can see the value and convenience, but there's something to be said for seeing things with our own eyes.

Five Step Creativity Plan to Increase Your Productivity and Have More Fun

Maite Baron | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

In the business world, perhaps not surprisingly, process-focused managers are often worried by those who show creative flair, believing that they will be hard to manage, unwilling to toe the corporate line.

Using Flow to Conquer Writer's Block

Nicole Latchana | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicole Latchana

The concept that writing could be hard did not resonate with me. I just assumed the people saying that were just not natural writers, had no ideas, or were evil wrong doers who were trying to grab the gold man out of my hand before I even knew what it was.

How to Kick-Start Your Creativity With a Ritual

Tiu de Haan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Tiu de Haan

The creative director of a global agency recently told me that when she gets stuck for ideas, she stands on her desk. "It literally gives me a different perspective," she says. "A bit rebellious, maybe. But it works for me."

Café Culture: The Sure-Fire Way to Banish Office Blues

Christobel Hastings | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Christobel Hastings

It was, in coffee shops of all sizes and variants, that our imaginations seemed to really come alive, thrown into greater relief by dint of the creative environment we inhabited. They were places of leisure, places of conversation - places of work, I noted, watching heads bent studiously over textbooks or poring over sketchbooks.

Ain't No Stopping Us

Jonas Altman | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Jonas Altman

Kids absolutely love asking questions: If I can see all those stars, can they really be so far away? Who's the fastest runner in the world? Where do...

I Want It All, and I Want It Now

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leeanne Boulton

I don't have time to exercise. I've got fat. I'm constantly wired from mainlining diet coke instead of lunch. My phone beeps constantly from the SIX Twitter accounts, four Facebook accounts, instagram and pinterest accounts that I manage from the iphone I'm enslaved to.

Burst Working

Jonas Altman | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Jonas Altman

It's a very interesting time. But isn't it always? Like every other generation before us, we believe that we are living in the most rapidly changing time in the history of mankind.

The Fragility of Time, the Strength of Vision

Maite Baron | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Artists take their inspiration from all manner of influences, but I haven't come across one before who gets hers from "going to lots of tea shops, drinking gallons of tea and eating tonnes of cake!"

Why Your 'Eureka' Moment Will Probably Happen in the Shower

Anna Gillespie | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Gillespie

Don't get me wrong - it's great that I feel the need to jump out of the shower and grab my phone to type in some incoherent slew of thoughts. If only these outbursts happen in a productive environment.

Why You Don't Need Money to Innovate

Jared Joffe | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK
Jared Joffe

Over the last few years I've noticed a common misperception amongst colleagues and acquaintances about innovation. Many of these people adopt the school of thought that in order to be a successful innovator you will require lots of money.

Colouring Inside the Lines

Charlotte Duff | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Duff

Colouring books for adults is now the latest craze. Apparently, the Tate Modern now stocks colouring books for adults, as does Waterstones and Amazon. It may sound utterly ridiculous, but some actually think it's a fantastic idea and have been singing its praises. It's said to be a great stress-reliever.

The Robots Are Coming, So Get Creative!

Adam Stones | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Adam Stones

It is suggested that over a third of jobs in the UK are at risk of becoming automated within the next 20 years. The figure in the US is even higher at nearly a half, partly because only 0.5% of the workforce there works in the new industries created in the 21st Century. (Google may be worth billions but the workforce is considerably smaller).

Helpful Tips for Lego Organisation

Natasha Batsford | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Parents
Natasha Batsford

If you came here thinking I was going to tell you how to organise Lego, then I'm afraid you've come to the wrong place; I'm the one who's after the help.

Using Data and Insights to Unleash Brand Creativity

Owen Sagness | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Tech
Owen Sagness

As technology becomes ubiquitous, it provides a means for brands to extend and enrich real life experiences. If marketers are prepared to take a leap of faith and explore these future visions, it will unleash their creativity now, driving innovation and cutting through the noise.

Still Life!

David Pearl | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Pearl

A multi-disciplinary, serial professional (dentist, lawyer, coroner, judge) Bernard Pearl's life is currently restricted to a hospital bed where he has more than enough time to dwell on the moment. Around him people are whiling away their day staring at screens or into mid air. Not my dad.

Did Marijuana Help Me Travel and Write?

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

In my experience cannabis (which is the generic name for the evil weed) can make you feel highly imaginative but it removes the energy required to actually do anything creative

Why We Set Out to Create a Platform to Celebrate Femininity and Creativity

Nellie Eden | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nellie Eden

Sure that other girls around us were tired of being underestimated too we set out to create a platform to celebrate femininity and creativity- because quite frankly, we were drowning in it. Why shouldn't there be a sweet little spot for girls doing their thing that was cooler than LinkedIn and more career-focused than Instagram?