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Let's Talk Creativity

Roberta Verdant | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

In this post I want to talk about creativity. Do you believe yourself creative? Are you as creative as you'd like to be? What does the word "creativity" mean to you? Expressive people tend to be healthier, happier people (that's just my observation) and we all fare best when we feel seen and heard.

Is Fear Real? Will the Worst Happen?

Maggie Currie | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

That feeling of fear. What is it? Describe it? When I ask this of myself and others, the replies are the thoughts people have about fear and not a description of the "feeling" of fear. That is not unexpected, after all it is the left brain's, rational/analytical job to put into words feelings that arise from somewhere in our bodies, the subconscious.

The Importance of Imagination

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Imagination has kept me sane and even happy for years, helped me survive the real world. Music speaks to every emotion I've ever felt, expressing for me when I cannot. Paintings and drawings remind me of the beauty of life. And stories are my escapism, characters my best friends.

Can You Have Christmas Magic Without Santa?

Zanni Louise | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zanni Louise

On my daughter's first Christmas, my husband Gregor and I discussed Santa. Do we? Don't we? For him, the decision was easy - we can play all the games, but we don't have to actually tell our daughter Santa is real. I thought this sounded reasonable. But part of me was torn. Would we be denying our daughter the magic of Christmas?

It's a Fine Line Between Imagination and Fantasy, and Most of Our Young Men Are on the Wrong Side

Nick Clements | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

We can't afford to look away from this. Our present addiction to gaming and porn is a very serious matter, which needs confronting, just as any other addiction does. Our addictive fantasy world existence is actually hindering our development as a species. It is stunting us all, by suppressing our imaginations.

The Future of Music? It's in the Past...

Leee John | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Leee John

I say to all the young people I work with: the future of music is in the past. The secrets to today lie there. All you have to do you have to do is bring it forward to today, add some fairy dust and make it your own.

Regional Rants: The Answer to Creative Thinking

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

Whether coming up with an essay structure, life plan or menu for tea, every student needs new ideas, so you might as well have a party while you ponder. It sounds ridiculous, seems crazy and could be entirely flawed as a concept, but thinking aloud in an accent deserves some listening to.

Migration In Search Of Freedom

Meron Semedar | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Meron Semedar

My name is Meron Semedar. I was born in Eritrea, when the country was under the Derg regime of Ethiopia. Like many Eritreans, my father was part of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) trying to bring about independence. I was born in a free area of Eritrea, controlled by EPLF at that time. Independence came in 1991, with a referendum taking place in 1993. The country started to build itself from scratch and for once the people of Eritrea started to experience peace and development. But not for long...

Use Your Imagination

Alfie Bown | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alfie Bown

Does not the fact that the statement is a command already deconstruct it, pointing to the element within it that undoes its own claim? The intention of the phrase is to allow the child to 'be itself', to act away from the distractions of modern culture

Imagination and Immortality

Geoffrey Fletcher | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Geoffrey Fletcher

It's strange to think that we put a man on the moon almost 50 years ago. The technology for achieving that feat has progressed but has our spirit of daring done the same? Have some things become too hard while others have become too easy? Are books better because of word processing? Are films better because of new technology?

From Shelf To Screen: Ten Great Book-To-Film Adaptations

Georgia James | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

From 'Apocalypse Now' to 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest', some of the most iconic films in cinema history are based on works of literature. Yet book...

The Cornetto Trilogy - The Story So Far...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

This Friday sees the return of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as they reunite for one final bite of Cornetto to complete their trilogy, with ...

The Muse Effect: Who Inspired The World's Greatest Films?

Georgia James | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Ever wondered why certain directors have the same actors appearing in their films time and again? It might look suspiciously like nepotism or just pla...

Keeping It In The Family: Famous Filmmaking Dynasties

Georgia James | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Sofia Coppola is only the third woman to have received an Academy Award for Best Director. Does the fact that she is the daughter of one of the world'...

Copycats! Iconic Movie Scenes (And The Films That Inspired Them)

Georgia James | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

When it comes to filmmaking, "borrowing" the work of others is not only accepted, it’s positively encouraged. “Plagiarism?” you cry? Well, no, i...

The Most Imaginative Films Of The World's Top Directors

Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

If you asked a hundred people at random to name a Hitchcock film it is likely 'Psycho' would be the most popular response, ditto for Spielberg and 'ET...

10 Must-Have Reads To Bring Out Your Creative Genius

Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Thought brilliant ideas were the reserve of "creative types"? According to some of the world's most successful creative minds, creativity is something...

Celebrity Couples Who Fell In Love On-Set (And Stayed Together)

Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Long hours on set for months on end, screen smooches and steamy sex scenes... it's not surprising so many on-screen romances spark off-camera chemistr...

Kevin Bacon - Six Degrees Of Stardom - Why IS He The Most Connected Actor In Hollywood?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Kevin Bacon is the best-connected actor in Hollywood. Fact. How do we know? Because of the game that bears his name. But how did he get to bear th...

Elba Tipped For Oscar Success As Mandela

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Idris Elba has been named favourite for the Best Actor award at next year's Oscars for his turn as Nelson Mandela in the upcoming film 'Mandela: Long ...

The Prime Of Adrien Brody: His Life In Film

Georgia James | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Adrien Brody was catapulted into the limelight in 2003, when he became the youngest star, at 29, to scoop the Academy Award for Best Actor for his per...

What's Ryan Planning Next?

Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

The transition to behind the camera is a rite of passage for any self-respecting Hollywood actor. Multiple Academy Awards? Tick. Next step: Directoria...

Famous Movie Remakes: Which Version Do You Rate?

Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Hollywood just can't resist a movie remake - even some of the most hallowed cult classics have been given a glossy new makeover in a bid to lure in a ...

Early Short Films Of Hollywood's Top Directors

Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Even Hollywood's most revered directors had to start somewhere. Many cut their teeth on short films. See how their styles have developed since their e...

7 Habits Of Successful Filmmakers: Tips To Know If You Want To Make It Big

Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

While we can't pretend that cracking Hollywood and becoming an A-list film director is the easiest of career paths, it can be done. We tracked down so...