The Arts

Finnish art in the Public Domain

The Finnish National Gallery has made twelve thousand works of art available in the Public Domain. Free to use, they are licensed and distributed under the CC0 license. Not all of the Finnish national holdings have been released, but this substantial artistic trove can be...

Whither libraries?

Article update: 28.10.2017  – A really sound article on the utility of libraries by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett –  No one needs libraries any more? What rubbish  from The Guardian of Thursday, 26th October, 2017. In it Cosslet takes to task the political pundit Andre Walker, for...

Bologna, books and biglietti

            “We hopped on the bus near the Ospedale Maggiore di Bologna, having purchased our biglietti for Euro 1.50, and found we could ride the autobus, through the medieval cobbled streets of the city, in any direction for ninety minutes”....

Chelmsford Ideas – opening the Festival

Embed from Getty Images  Visiting Chelmsford Ideas Festival on a Monday evening… To Chelmsford on Monday evening, 24th October, for the formal launch of the Chelmsford Ideas Festival at the Anglia Ruskin University campus in the city, in the presence of Councillor Patricia Hughes –...

Michael Morpurgo at Seven Stories

Continuing our theme of ‘Northern Energy’, we were in Newcastle upon Tyne this week and, on Friday afternoon, took time to visit Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books. They have an important exhibition and research project into the donated archive of the writer...

Refugee Benefit, London May 27th…

Colleagues and friends at IETT (Inequality in Education.org)  have been helping to organise a London benefit for refugees on the evening of Friday May 27th from 8:00 to 10:30 pm. It will be a collaboration between the Cinema Museum, the South London Jazz Orchestra and...

Ideas Festival 2015
Chelmsford, Essex

The Chelmsford Ideas Festival is almost upon us again this year. The programme of events continues to engage and stimulate Festival-goers across a wide range of cultural, artistic, heritage and innovation themes. When:  19th October to 1st November 2015 Where: Chelmsford, Essex, UK. Web: See...

A Digital Toolkit,
for the Arts?

Making Digital Work – A digital toolkit for Arts and Culture is one of the latest publications available from The Digital R&D Fund for the Arts. This is a stunning piece of work, encapsulating business modelling, ideas curation and potentiality for delivery , route mapping...

Enjoy The Fling!

The Fling Festival is taking place today on Saturday 4th July at Hylands Park in Chelmsford. ‘An abundance of local talent across four music stages, including Paolo Morena, Little Donkey, The Midnight Barbers, Secret Company, Stealing Signs, The Kubricks, Creme de Chevre, ukulele group D’Ukes,  Band of...

Visiting the Sainsbury Centre at UEA

View image | gettyimages.com (Image: Alberto Giacometti, with his work) A visit to Sainsbury Centre on Friday 20th February, 2015 We had a group of seventeen fellows and friends who met up for the visit. We congregated at 10.30 for complimentary tea and coffee at...