UK Creativity

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?

Dreaming, Uncertainty and Dreaming Your Way Through Uncertainty. (What Do You Dream About?)

Roberta Verdant | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

Winter is for the dreaming, as far as I am concerned. As the darkness sets in I begin to long for storytelling, for deep talk by candlelight, for open fire to stoke my spirit, for dreaming deeply.

Lessons From SXSW

Caroline Norbury | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Norbury

I have been to many film festivals but this is my first outing to SXSW. I'm here because there are two films supported by Creative England in the festival.

What Happened When a Four-Year Old Coloured a Duck like a Rainbow

Victoria Leith | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK
Victoria Leith

I wonder now, in my early 40's if much has changed in schools. I know that teachers are over-stretched, under-paid and put under enormous pressures. I know that each individual teacher has their own life story to contend with. I know all of this because I am a teacher!

Your Most Precious and Valuable Resource (And How to Preserve It)

Jamie Smart | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Smart

Your attention is quite possibly the most precious commodity in the world, and everybody's after it. The result of all these calls on our attention is often a busy, over-revved mind, resulting in time poverty, strained relationships and fumbled goals.

Inequality: Let's Get Creative

Thomas Kemp | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Kemp

Inequality is everywhere at the moment. Scarcely a day goes by without a new take on an age-old story. Inevitably, much of this has focused around money - the super rich, multinationals, bonuses, the wage gap, housing, Swiss bank accounts, tax - all have been under the media spotlight in articles that generate anger and jealousy in equal measure.

How Not to Be a Victim of Life: The Clink

Jojo Furnival | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

My waiter, the chefs and all the guys at The Clink HMP Brixton appear to be smart, courteous, well trained and as suited to the job as any restaurant staff I've come across. But more than that, they have an air of hope about them.

What Are We Pouring Into Our Children?

Michelle Holmes | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Holmes

When there is such an emphasis on achieving, regular assessments, bigger class sizes at school with lessons led by overworked teachers dealing with classes of children with increased varying educational needs and staff without adequate support or training, these statistics support my experience of children that are stressed and unable to articulate their feelings.

Basingstoke - The Creative Cut

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Harrison Roberts

When a woman changes her hairstyle, it is often used as a tool by others whom may wish to offer some amateur undisclosed witterings of therapy. Usually something to pinpoint a change in her dynamic; usually some dramatic and emotional change of lifestyle or a midlife crisis.

People Of Note Take on Samsung's Galaxy Note 4

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has got to be one of the most impressive handheld devices we’ve had across the tech desk on The Huffington Post. So to...

Five Ways Being Creative Will Change Your Life

Anthony Epes | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Epes

I laugh at my son when he says that he can't wait to be a grown up because then he can do what he wants. Darling, I say, if endless washing up and doing your taxes is doing what you want then sure, you'll love it.

My Resolution for 2015: To Sleep (and Dream... and Create)

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

The digital detox, for as long as it can be tolerated (nerves of steel required), always improves the amount and apparent quality of sleep - even for those who do not believe themselves to be addicted.

New Years Resolution: Take a Break!

Vicky Bullen | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

In our efforts to work efficiently, produce more for less, meet the ever increasing demands of our world, serve our clients and our colleagues well and just fit it all in (I am exhausted writing it!) we were in danger of forgetting some fundamentals.

Michael Rundle

Don't Buy Tech In 2015. Make It. | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Tech

The most fun we had with technology in 2014 was when we made something with our gadgets, not when we reviewed them simply because they existed. Her...

How to Solve 'the NHS Problem', Part Four

Hugh Salmon | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

There is still time for all the parties to invest in original thinking and creative advice at a more upstream level. But not much.