/ Arts, Economics & Innovation

06 Oct 2015


More than 150 years after the heyday of the British ceramics production, things are looking more positive than for some time. Phil Tomlinson explains how a broken industry is putting itself back together

Unseen 2 - formerly homeless guide, Mike with a tour group in Camden

/ Arts, Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog, Social Enterprise

18 Sep 2015


This month marks the fifth birthday of Unseen Tours, who offer alternative walks around London led by homeless guides. As the initiative celebrates a 50 percent rise in bookings this year, Naomi Tolley joins a tour of Camden with a twist

At Home With Vanley Burke, 2015,  Installation photograph, courtesy Vanley Burke and Ikon. Photo by Stuart Whipps

/ Arts

13 Aug 2015


Ikon Gallery in Birmingham have launched one of their most ambitious projects to date, transporting the entire contents of photographer Vanley Burke’s Nechells flat into the gallery space and inviting everyone to explore

William Brawley

/ Arts, Science

31 Jul 2015


A new study has found that musical training in adolescents can improve language and memory skills and even extend the brain’s development time


/ Arts, Community, Culture

16 Jul 2015


A city of extreme contrasts, the capital of Venezuela is quite literally getting a new lick of paint and a whole lot more to bring communities together and increase wellbeing

All You Need Is Love

/ Arts, Peace, Positive Perspective

05 Jun 2015


There is still little documentation of how art creates social and personal change. We must develop this language, argues Charlotte Onslow


/ Arts, Culture

14 Apr 2015


Folklore has it that there’s something a little spooky about twins, and Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz use this to incredible, uncanny advantage in their debut album

(c) Marina del Castell LR

/ Arts, Health, Lifestyle, Spirit, Wellbeing

07 Apr 2015


The sense of awe on experiencing the beauty of nature, art and spirituality may boost our immune systems, according to a new study


/ Arts, Peace, Positive People

30 Mar 2015


Stone Flowers – a musical group comprised of war and torture survivors – is releasing its new album Ngunda, proving that something beautiful can come out of unimaginable violence

Ed Jansen

/ Arts, Culture

03 Mar 2015


Matthew Gilley heads to Dalston to experience Polish avant-garde music collaboration Jacaszek and Kwartludium perform live


/ Arts, Culture, Science

23 Feb 2015


Tom Lawson talks to Robin Ince, comedian and co-host of BBC Radio 4's award-winning The Infinite Monkey Cage, on how comedy is bringing science to a wider audience


/ Arts, Culture

27 Jan 2015


A pioneering new enterprise aims to change the way young people view classical music


/ Arts, Arts Review, Culture

15 Dec 2014


Amy Smith rounds up the best art exhibitions to see this season

(c) Richard Hubert Smith

/ Arts, Culture

09 Dec 2014


Behind The Beautiful Forevers is not a play for the faint-hearted. Murders, shocking suicides, corruption, foul language and deep injustices are all competing for attention. But there’s no denying that this is a play with a soul

Peter Lovatt 8 Late London (c) Museum of London

/ Arts, Culture

29 Oct 2014


According to psychologists, dance can not only help improve our mood and fitness, it can aid creativity and make us feel more alive. Jini Reddy discovers how even novice dancers have no excuse not to get their bodies moving

Emma Louise Jones

/ Arts, Culture

16 Oct 2014


The Somerwick Sessions in Cornwall aims to support the local music scene by championing talented new artists and unique venues


/ Arts, Culture

12 Aug 2014


At a festival that's about more than the music, ultimately it was London Grammar's epic minimalist anthems and Jessie Ware's powerful vocals that stole the show


/ Arts, Culture

08 Aug 2014


We sent Tom Hunt to check out Killing Roger, a play that brings the issue of assisted dying to life

Waterfall Landscape

/ Arts, Culture

05 Aug 2014


Set in a picturesque estate of ancient woodland, spring-fed lakes and rolling meadows in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, Wilderness is a music festival that aims to make the most of its surroundings

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/ Arts, Environment

15 Jan 2014


Matt Mellen discovers how much we can learn from every minutiae of wildness around us as he reviews The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st-century Bestiary by Caspar Henderson