Performance

Ferrari Performance 'Not Acceptable'

Todd McCandless | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The team is working "round the clock" to increase the competitiveness and claw back some ground that Mercedes currently holds on the entire field. The Ferrari of 2014 seems to have pace on high-speed corners but struggles with stability under braking and speed down the straights.

What Sports Psychologists Can Teach the Ad Industry

Luke Morris | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK
Luke Morris

Racing at 90mph, head-first, down an artificially frozen hill with more twists and turns than Silverstone... with no steering... on a tray. It takes a special kind of person to take up the Skeleton, with a unique set of skills: split-second decision making, nerves of carbon-fiber and razor-sharp clarity of mind...

Stand Up for Better Meetings

Dominic Irvine | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Stand up for better meetings Not so smart It's not as if we didn't notice: The 'smart' phone vibrated on the table as each message arrived. The sequ...

Performing in the Present Moment

Suranga Chandratillake | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Sport
Suranga Chandratillake

So how do the most successful sports people ensure they stay in the present moment? Here are four key techniques elite athletes use...

Five Ways to Gain a More Positive Work Outlook This January

Louise Aston | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Aston

January is typically the month where workers across the UK are supposedly feeling most anxious and downcast about the challenges of the coming year. Some claim that 'Blue Monday', which reportedly fell this week, is the moment at which our optimism is at its lowest level.

Shakespeare Institute Students Wow Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Annie Martirosyan

If you could ask Shakespeare one thing, what would it be? Building on this question, the MA Shakespeare and Creativity students at the Shakespeare Ins...

Performance Pioneer, Eddie Peake Talks Sex and Impact

Morgan Meaker | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Morgan Meaker

Aside from his painting, Eddie is well known for his boundary-pushing performance art which is often interpreted as very sexual. He's shown work at The Tate, The White Cube and his naked five aside football match at The Royal Academy made waves amongst the critics.

RIP V8 Era 2006-2013

Todd McCandless | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

After eight seasons, the FIA Formula One World Championship will say goodbye to the 2.4 litre V8 engine formula at the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend. It's not only the end of the 2013 season but the end of the V8 engine era.

DIY Taxidermy: Death Becomes Her

Patrick Cash | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Cash

The irony of Gates' vilification by the animal rights activists is that her work is designed artistically to illustrate the reality of how animal life is wasted in human industry.

Can You Conquer Your Fear of Failure?

Maggie Currie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

The fear of failure is probably the single greatest obstacle to success in our lives. We can become totally preoccupied with not making a mistake and with seeking approval from our peers, our elders, our friends and everyone else we meet.

Worded Carefully

Patrick Cash | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Cash

Spoken word is often thought to be just about poetry, but I believe it to be a delivery of speech in a strong enough way to affect those who hear it.

Rethinking Language with Russell Brand

Katie Found | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Found

Last week, I had the pleasure of seeing Russell Brand perform at Soho Theatre. It was an intimate affair; a test run before he shoves his jokes into a duffel bag and sets off on tour.

The Saudi Women Laughing in the Face of Inequality at Home and Ignorance Abroad

Bidisha | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bidisha

A great deal of fascination with a vaguely defined 'Muslim world' and 'Muslim values' has been sparked by the Arab revolutions and, before that, by the 9/11 Twin Towers attacks. One can critique this interest as unsophisticated or reactive - 'Who are these strange brown foreign people and why are they angry?'

The Worst of Scottee

Scottee | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Scottee

We were able to find out things I've done to other humans - from suicide to AIDS and everything in between. I remember playing this back to the production team for the first time - it seemed like the dynamic in the room shifted a little as everyone was confronted with the effects of a lie I told aged 16.

Extreme Networking

Dominic Irvine | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Come and suffer It's not exactly a great starting recipe for success. I'd like you to come along, give up two days, spend several hundred pounds and p...

Is Twitter Good Training for Stand-Up?

Robin Flavell | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Robin Flavell

The sheer number of would-be joke writers within its walls tells you that it's relatively easy to fire out a few one liners in the safe environment of Twitter. But arguably Twitter's cosy bosom is no place to prepare yourself for the bear-pit of live performance. If a joke falls flat on Twitter it will simply get washed away in the ceaseless stream of the timeline. No one boos. No one gets up and walks out. The long, deathly silence which must haunt the dreams of every stand-up comedian is of no concern.

Estrella Morente: A New Wave in Flamenco

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Estrella, which means star in Spanish, is the heir of a great dynasty of flamenco singers. However heavy the burden might be, she had no problem to evolve into a more restraint performance while keeping its purity. Highly influenced by jazz singers like Ella Fitzgerald; a meticulously orchestrated exhibition of words, sounds, and movements.

Sick Singers

Michael Volpe | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Michael Volpe

If you or I get a cold we can sit at our desks, doped on Lemsip and trundle through our day's tasks unwatched, unnoticed, silently. That is a luxury not afforded a performer who must force their voice into spectacularly unnatural contortions, expending monumental amounts of energy in the process.

Critic on Stage: Dancing to Our Own Beat

Clare Wiley | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clare Wiley

This week was the last dance rehearsal before I take to the main stage of the Lowry in Manchester, captivating an audience of 2,000 with my balletic grace and elegant style. Just kidding, it's actually an audience of 100 in the venue's smallest studio and I'll be dancing with an umbrella.

Stage Fright: How to Manage Your Emotional Response

Charlotte Tomlinson | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Tomlinson

Stage fright comes from fear. It comes when the mild dose of adrenalin that you need to help you perform well, gets out of hand. Your body overreacts and goes into fight or flight from a perceived threat. You are 'only' performing but that performing in its most extreme form, can feel as if you are in extreme physical danger.

Stage Fright: Practical Tips for Managing It

Charlotte Tomlinson | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Tomlinson

It may sound obvious, but one of the most important aspects of keeping stage fright at bay, is to know what you are performing, and to know it really well. Don't kid yourself that you can wing it. Most of the time, you can't and it is wise to assume you can't.

Circus of the Future

Saadia R. Chevel | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Saadia R. Chevel

Dralion is a celebration of life and the four elements that maintain the natural order: air, water, fire and earth.

The Time is Now for Ethan Johns (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Crane.tv

Brit Award winning producer Ethan Johns is respected worldwide for his musical touch and has a repertoire that includes Kings of Leon, Laura Marling a...

Fuelling a Sub Two Hour Marathon

Aidan Goggins | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Goggins

Endurance sports have exploded in popularity in recent years, and with the New Year once again upon us, we can look forward to further growth as a new contingent of enthusiasts aim to bypass the fads and make firm resolutions; to pound the pavements.

Thought The Olympic Ceremony Was Good? Wait Till You See North Korea...

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 19.02.2013 | Home

This summer we gasped as 7,500 volunteers performed simultaneously to create Danny Boyle's Olympic opening ceremony. Meanwhile, behind the closed d...