Posts for Art/Literature/Culture

New book – 60 ways to improve your family-life in 60 seconds

If you’re looking to improve your family life, then ‘Meee in a family minute; 60 ways to improve your family life in 60 seconds’ is the perfect book to have in your pocket.   It is part of the ‘Meee in a minute’ books from Sid Madge of Meee.   […]

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Museums, galleries and heritage centres to reopen

New guidance, published today, will outline how museums, galleries, heritage attractions and historic buildings can begin to reopen to the public, paving the way for an economic boost to the sectors. The guidance is specifically for heritage attractions, those running businesses from historic and listed buildings, and those working to […]

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TV cameras to start rolling again in the coming weeks

From the Government: The nation’s favourite soaps are expected to resume production in the coming weeks after new industry guidance is published by broadcasters today. The new guidance sets out steps for a safe return to television production in a significant move towards getting the cameras rolling again on some […]

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VE Day: victory celebrations hid fear of an uncertain future for many Britons

Jubilation in London as Britain rolled out the barrel to celebrate victory in Europe. Imperial War Museum Sean Lang, Anglia Ruskin University The popular image of VE Day is as familiar to the British people even today as Spitfires over Kent or Winston Churchill glowering into the camera. Huge crowds […]

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VE Day anniversary celebrations will be starkly different to 1945

Henry Irving, School of Advanced Study May 8 2015 not only marks the end of an extraordinary general election and the beginning of the struggle for government. It is also the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), and so is a day well used to times of […]

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When Dame Vera Lynn said ‘we’ll meet again’ to me – the incredible enduring appeal of a British wartime legend

British singer Dame Vera Lynn popularised the song We’ll Meet Again during the second world war. ANDY RAIN/EPA Kate McLoughlin, University of Oxford “We will meet again,” the Queen declared in an April 5 Coronavirus address the UK. Suddenly, a line the British people indelibly associate with the second world […]

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‘Behind the Frontline’ with Tessa Dunlop

Behind the Frontline is a brand new podcast that tells the stories of ordinary people who have lived through extraordinary times and survived to share their lessons. Episode One of the podcasts launches Wednesday, May 6th. Presented by Sunday Times best-selling oral historian Tessa Dunlop (the Century Girls, The Bletchley […]

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TV viewing has surged during lockdown, but has become too technical for some – new research

Screen time. Shutterstock/ABB Photo Catherine Johnson, University of Huddersfield As we find ourselves largely confined to our homes, it is unsurprising that television viewing has sky-rocketed. Watching live broadcasts in the UK has increased by 17% since the coronavirus lockdown, halting years of decline. And just as the British government […]

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Lockdown singing: the science of why music helps us connect in isolation

Shutterstock David M. Greenberg, University of Cambridge and Ilanit Gordon, Bar-Ilan University “Don’t hold back, sing with all of your heart,” said our colleague Simon Baron-Cohen on a Zoom meeting the other night with his fellow band members. Simon is director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University by […]

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Grayson’s Art Club reminds us that creativity is an essential part of being human

Grayson Perry: creativity at the heart of being human. Channel 4 Harriet Riches, Anglia Ruskin University Made in less than four weeks from initial idea to broadcast, the first instalment of Grayson’s Art Club is testament to ceramicist Grayson Perry’s entrepreneurial spirit. Just one of many creative rapid responses to […]

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