culture

Research to Focus on Creativity in Towns

A project to understand how culture is funded and engaged with across England will examine the distribution of cultural infrastructure and how people take part....

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Gelling the Community: Notting Hill 2018

Notting Hill's extensive groundwork gels the community together and has given it an extra impetus and meaning, especially in the aftermath of the Grenfell fire tragedy. ...

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China Changing Festival Returns for Grand Finale

Southbank Centre’s China Changing Festival celebrating innovative contemporary Chinese culture returns with a packed four-day programme for its grand finale....

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St Albans Museum + Gallery, Opens

A new centre for arts and culture has opened in St Albans City....

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Tearing Up Social Mores: The Party

A deliciously bitey satire on bourgeois pretensions, The Party is a reflection on the stage of politics. ...

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Art that Bends the Mind: Fiumano Clase Gallery at London Art Fair

Contemporary gallerists Fiumano Clase showcase their chosen few at the 2018 London Art Fair....

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Existence, Absence. A Tao of Time

Often, we know of the existence of freedom only by its absence....

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The real cost of music?

Suffering for your art is common practice, but is it worth dying for?...

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Speak. Or Forever Hold Your Peace?

Constant communication communicates nothing. Would it help to stop and think?...

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Slippers and Chardonnay Time? (Womadelaide Epilogue)

25 years of festivals proves that, despite grumbles from the old 'uns, Womadelaide knows best....

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In Car Cow Avoidance Systems GO!

Automated cow avoidance for cars on Indian roads...

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Moroccan Pop: Hassan Hajjaj

Moroccan Roll: Hassan Hajjaj blends US, Arabic and London imagery in a pop art approach that is all his own...

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Womadelaide Walkies: Saturday Footmash

Can an old fella still handle festivals? Fruitbats and foot care at Womadelaide...

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Pay the Fiddler. When Can We Have Sustainable Music?

Perhaps we need a sea change in culture, where art and artists come to be valued once again. ...

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Towards a Sustainable Music

Making a living is just one aspect of the sustainable music industry that isn't happening...

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Que Bueno! Bilingualism Saves Brains

Bilingualism may save brain resources as you age ...

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Tastes Like Cabbage: The Deep Origins of Cooked Veggies

Earliest evidence discovered of plants cooked in ancient pottery ...

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Blasted Feminism: Group X, Wyndham Lewis, and Women

Not one to court populist acclaim, Wyndham Lewis looked upon feminism with a mixture of admiration and scorn...

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I wanted to actually capture some of the sky. (Interview: Nicola Anthony)

'As a species we adapt. Many suffering, and others denying. This is a classic reaction to trauma.' ...

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Tastes Like Chicken? Wiggly Meat and the Rise of Edible Insects

The buzz about edible bugs: Can they replace beef? ...

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The Myth of the Mediterranean Diet is Fact. Almost

Mediterranean diet associated with lower risk of death in cardiovascular disease patients ...

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Brudging the Issue With the EU Referendum

We keep getting what we deserve and we never ask why. ...

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Heads Up For a Load of Hieronymous Bosch

Sneaky September Madrid getaway? Add Bosch at the Prado for some cultural heft...

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Ban the Burkini? Or Ban Middle-Aged White Male Decision-Makers?

Legislation covers everyone, not just the few women who dress in a way you find threatening...

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Drugs: The Only Issue In Which Ignorance is a Virtue

Maybe our ‘war on drugs’ should be reframed as a ‘war’ on ignorance...

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On Snapchat, Azealia Banks, and New Media Plagiarism

Whilst being influential is satisfying, it's frustrating watching your artwork become an unattributed meme ...

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Loitered Lens: Cambridge Folk Festival 2016

Colours and curios from the UK's premier folk event - Cambridge Folk Festival, photos....

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Sand, Solitude, Space. Zakaria Wakrim: Amarg (Photography)

Zakaria Wakim's photography encounters the heart of solitude in the Sahara desert...

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Mature, Complex, with a Lasting Finish. NOS Primavera Sound, Porto

NOS Primavera Sound leaves a lasting impression on Trebuchet's man in Portugal...

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Shake Dem Pixels: Sexualization in Video Games Down

Sexualizaton of female video game characters has diminished since the 1990s ...

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