A well grounded community

Image of Richard Stride with a volunteer
26 Mar 2014

How does a tiny Georgian theatre survive in a working class town? Esther Harris talks to Richard Stride, owner of the Groundlings Theatre in Old Portsmouth.

First among equals?

20 Feb 2014

In an era of cuts, what choices would you make? Three arts professionals make the case for their priorities.

Much more than a name change

Image of Peckham Peace Wall
03 Feb 2014

With its new name and status as an independent charity, Peckham Platform is a very different organisation, according to Emily Druiff.

Contemporary music made more popular

Image of sound installation in Huddersfield shopping arcade
27 Jan 2014

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival has an enviable international reputation but how does it go down with the locals? Sarah McWatt tells of activities and opportunities designed to reverse preconceptions.

Spectacular stories

Image of Portsmouth Guildhall during the final presentation
25 Nov 2013

Greg Klerkx believes that everyone has a story to tell, which he proved with a digital literacy project in Portsmouth.

Mainstreaming equality

Image of Peace Bridge
19 Nov 2013

How has Northern Ireland’s cultural sector responded to equality and community relations since the Good Friday Agreement? Nicole McNeilly finds out.

Good practice Charter

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11 Nov 2013

Young people in the north east of England have developed a good practice guide for collaboration between them and the arts, writes Anna Spencer.

People participation

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07 Oct 2013

Walk the Plank seeks to bring out the best in both people and places, as demonstrated by its recent show in Derry-Londonderry. Liz Pugh explains how.

The arts in a box

Image of children playing on sofa at Bloomsbury Festival
30 Sep 2013

The Bloomsbury Festival in a Box outreach scheme is tackling cultural exclusion, reports Cathy Mager.

Choral communities

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23 Sep 2013

Group singing brings many benefits to people living in areas of disadvantage, according to a new report by Evan Dawson and Kathryn Deane.

More dancing

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16 Sep 2013

The government’s new primary sports funding will increase dance provision in primary schools. Sally Fort urges dance practitioners and companies to get involved.

Community commitment

Image of rehearsals at Old Vic
01 Jul 2013

The Old Vic’s community theatre projects may be uneconomic and time-consuming, but Steve Winter and Alexander Ferris believe they make a valuable contribution to the theatre’s output.

A property boom

Image of Oldham Town Hall
29 May 2013

Steve Mannix and Sean Egan advise arts organisations to watch out for the many council-owned buildings that will be coming on to the market to buy or rent.

Creating the big society

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11 Apr 2013

Sarah Stannage asks whether we can be confident that individuals and communities will step forward to support the development of local creative economies.

Time to think

Image of document for Critical Spaces project
11 Apr 2013

Jenny Richards suggests that the work of Art vs. Rehab, and in particular its Critical Spaces project, gives practitioners the much needed opportunity for reflection and critical thinking.

Creativity despite dementia

Photo of Arts 4 Dementia team at the Photographers' Gallery
04 Feb 2013

Veronica Franklin Gould of Arts 4 Dementia discusses how partnership projects are benefiting people with dementia by reviving their creative skills and developing new ones.

BollyWalking to better health

Photo of rehearsing hand movements at a dementia workshop
04 Feb 2013

‘Ageing artfully’ has introduced vulnerable older people to BollyWalking. Christina Christou and John Pinder of Akademi explain all.

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