Performance

Equality And Diversity Within Performing Arts: Chasing A Dream.

Jack Meakin | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jack Meakin

I think if you have the passion and the talent, you just need to get yourself out there and send your showreel around to casting directors. Performing is a passion, which unfortunately is inaccessible to so many, not to mention the recent proposal to stop Performing Arts in education by Parliament - if you take away performing arts, you are disabling people to express their creativity, it's madness!

Fresh from the Festival: Lessons Learnt At Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Ella Kemp | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Ella Kemp

Home to some of the best performers and shows in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival also allows for a number of stumbles, struggles and serious ...

Pricing A Painting At £1.3m In 2005: The Art Of The Stunt

Pauline Amos | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Pauline Amos

Many artists have used stunts to gain attention. For example, Christo caused a blockade with oil barrels in 1962 in a Paris street, which claimed the front page the following day. It is essential for artists have to promote themselves or they will sit with their work in a vacuum.

In Praise of Fear

Anna Beecher | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Anna Beecher

If anyone asks this August how my play about fearlessness is going, I happily tell them I'm terrified.

#RefugeesWelcome in Birmingham

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The 20th-26th June marked Refugee Week. Many events took place over the course of the week to celebrate refugees in Birmingham, such as the Celebratin...

Karagula by Philip Ridley

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Before seeing any performance, I quite like the idea of not knowing a great deal about the story or production beforehand. Even if I had researched th...

Playing to the Home Crowd: Veterans Performing for a British Audience

Lou Armour | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lou Armour

The philosopher George Simmel once wrote in praise of the 'stranger', describing how the stranger is both 'near' and 'far away' at the same time. My relationship to those Malvinas veterans could not be better described.

Co-ops Are Booming - But Can Do Even More for Our Economy

Ed Mayo | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Politics
Ed Mayo

Sharing is big business now and, in this context, we can expect to see co-operatives becoming more and more prominent - giving people a say, supporting local communities, and providing a boost to the economy in the process.

Live Performance Is Dying - Change or Become Extinct

Miss Behave | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Miss Behave

Making our work accessible and relevant to todays brain is our insurance policy for having audiences to play with forever. We're in changing times. So change. Or at the very least, examine rigorously.

How Attraction Are Reinventing Theatre With Shadows

Olivia Petter | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Petter

A play with no speech, no actors and not so much as even a glimpse of a human face? You can understand why I might have been skeptical about going to...

Six Steps to Harness Spring and Make 2016 Count

Jayne Morris | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

Spring is a time of recreation and awakening. As Mother Nature stirs from her winter slumber, new life surrounds us and offers an invitation to attune with the energy of the earth and reactivate the parts of ourselves that have been in hibernation.

Sex and Gender

Lewis Worrow | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Worrow

I ask each and every one of you to take part in the campaigning in any way possible, be that by supporting the campaign for gender-neutral toilets as those attending higher education institutions such as The University of Hull, Sussex, Bath, Manchester, Staffordshire, Bradford and Oxford have done or be it simply by supporting the use of gender-neutral pronouns it makes a difference and sets a foundation from which we can build a better more progressive future, together.

Why I Use Art to Give Mental Health Stigma the Middle Finger

Brigitte Aphrodite | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Brigitte Aphrodite

For a lot of people involvement in theatre, music and art can educate. It can battle isolation, loneliness and, as dramatic as it sounds, I believe that the love of art can be a reason to get up in the morning and live! Through the dark periods of my life, art in many different guises has been a glittering light in the darkness.

Why You Struggle to Finish Your To-Do List

Susanna Halonen | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

Stop yourself right there. Don't let yourself go down into a spiral of negativity as the deeper you go, the harder it will be to get out. Stop yourself before you even start on that downwards path. You know you're working hard and you're getting things done. You just struggle to get them done in the amount of time you'd like to get them done in.

Lessons for Sport from Business

Dominic Irvine | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Dominic Irvine

For a 47 year old business man who spends his life working with companies around the world and a hobby of participating in ultra distance cycling even...

Festival Number 6, Most Magical and Best-Kept Secret Festival in the UK (and Possibly in the World!)

Charo Merida | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Charo Merida

It has a cool crowd and vibe, and it's set in the most stunning location you can think of... Portmeirion, a unique village on its own private peninsulea on the southern shores of Snowdonia, north Wales.

C'Mon Be Serious! You've No Chance...

Dominic Irvine | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK
Dominic Irvine

The business of performance It's not the greatest recipe for the composition of a team trying to break one of the oldest records in cycling - the tan...

UK Sport - World Class Success

David C. M. Carter | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Sport
David C. M. Carter

The UK has a well-developed model to achieve 'good', however motivating Millennials to become great will be hard without change. We have 46 Olympic sports but to get to 60 Gold medals, most incremental medals will come from 'outside the model' (such as new sports like Snowboarding). How refreshing to witness a UK sports think tank engaging with how to achieve that. It made me proud to be British.

By Unlocking the Power of Data, You Can Win the Performance Marketing Race

Stewart Easterbrook | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK
Stewart Easterbrook

The rise of data has created huge disruption for businesses in all kinds of sectors. Let's take the lead from influencers in sport as the evidence that smart use of data can deliver true competitive advantage.

Cirque Du Soleil - Seven Need to Know Facts About the KOOZA Show at the Royal Albert Hall

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

In this ever fast paced society we want the big stunts and need to gasp with our hearts racing before we will confess to being entertained. Are you not entertained, asked Maximus Decimus Meridius and Jay Z. No, not when the clowns are on we're not.

Experimenting With Democracy: The Big Democracy Project

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Gwalchmai

Are we asking for radical change to the constitution of the UK? No - we're asking for a truer democracy, one where everyone gets and feels involved in the creation of their community. By returning the power to change things to those that need it most, this could well be seen as a great change so the question becomes 'Are we asking for radical change?' Yes - we're asking for a truer democracy.

Have a Nap!

Florence Parot | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Florence Parot

Do you think taking a nap is for lazy people? Or for summer holidays under the sun? You couldn't be more wrong. Recent studies show that napping increases your ability to think, decreases the risk of dying from a heart attack and boosts your performance by 34%.

Lost In Spaces - Of Memoirs and Mirrors

Mik Scarlet | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

The irony of Lost In Spaces is that the phase that I think best describes it is Triumphing Over Tragedy, a phrase that every disabled artist will have had printed about them at some point and one that Ms Penny rails against during the show

Wingman Lands at Soho Theatre

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Wingman explores the relationship between father and son, in a two-man show laced with warmth, awkwardness and wit.

The Quantified Self

Paul Lees | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lees

It is not a particularly new concept for one to want to track their performance and development when it comes to certain activities but the ability to be able to this is quickly picking up pace due to the ongoing development of Quantified Self.