I know that art has helped save lives: within art therapy, it has enabled children and adults to make sense of thoughts and feelings when words were not enough. As an activity, it has given meaning and direction to many children and young people who did not engage academically.
The play is now being used by The Children's Society as an awareness raising tool, helping them to lobby the government to improve laws aimed at protecting vulnerable teenagers.
"The Champions" project explores how the contemporary society sees and values things like glory and success. It talks about preconceptions and our val...
I became really interested in the subject of failure when I was watching my daughter make the transformation from a child unfettered by the constraints of grown-up measurement to one consumed by anxiety over GCSE exams - from glorious freedom of imagination to a dread of failure.
All the literary women I have loved have been moved by an idea of love as something that is enormous, life changing, all-consuming, their raison d'être: Emma Bovary, Antoinette Rochester (the 'mad woman in the attic' from Jane Eyre who is brought to life in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea,) and my absolute favourite, Catherine Earnshaw from Wuthering Heights...
If Cleansed has crossed your radar and you're not a nerdy stage-botherer on the regs like me, it's probably because of the news stories about walkouts and people fainting in the theatre. Or it might be because you're aware of the fact that Kane killed herself at the age of 28. But the sensationalism around her work is white noise.
Last week, on Thursday February 18th, I had the great honour to be invited to take part in one of the festivals held at London's Southbank Centre. As part of the Imagine Children's Festival, which ran from February 9th until the 22nd, I joined celebs, such as Cerrie Burnell and Carrie Grant, and many others to read a chapter of the classic kids book Matilda for Dahl In A Day.
As one of the most iconic female writers, Harper Lee's death naturally struck a chord of sorrow with the world. Tributes have bloomed across many different platforms for this inspirational woman and the legacy of her work.
I am so grateful to the arts; the power of creativity shines into the face of adversity and for me holds more weight than an official complaint, I will be heard.
I saw the site where it all started, and remember putting down my rucksack on the corner of 15th and Monroe. There's an old quote about that. And funnily enough it comes from Mockingbird
Tyne is a triple threat. Not only is she a talented novelist and Mayfair Historian, but she is also impeccably elegant whilst she was recently awarded Eccentric Thinker of The Year by the Eccentrics Club (patron HRH Prince Philip).
There are many powerful pieces in the current exhibition of Modern Scottish Women's Art from the late Victorian era to the early 1960s and the show casts light also on the stories behind the work and the challenges the artists faced.
Vogue 100: A Century of Style is an undeniably glamorous and exciting exhibition that showcases beautifully the British magazine's illustrious history. Iconic images of the great and good, taken by the great and good, fill room after room. It's a deluge of beauty, fashion and pioneering photography.
The self-proclaimed City of Cowboys and Culture, Texan city Fort Worth is as worthy of a visit as its name suggests.
Last week Beyoncé released the video for her new single Formation, and then followed it up with a mind-blowing Superbowl performance of the song. As ...
Ordinarily when you look at a photo your mind fills in an approximation of what is not seen from the photographer's viewpoint. In Chloe Rosser's images, heads and limbs are missing at such impossible angles that the mind is tricked into the feeling that there is nothing else beyond what is visible. Each body's connection with humanity is severed.