The Sounds of Protest: Zion Lights reports on a moving experience of words and song

All the lonely people, where do they all come from? All the lonely people, where do they all belong? – The Beatles I love it when art meets activism, and there’s certainly a lack of protest music around at the moment, so when I heard about the new album Breaking the Spell of Loneliness by […]

Kat Payne Ware reviews Unibox

I received my Unibox in the last week of the spring term. It was fun to get something in the post, especially at the time of year when students are just hanging on until the Easter break. The box was packed up beautifully and included a cute handwritten note which made it more personal. There were […]

A Creative Approach to Story Making – Jo Baxter reviews STORY

I have a nine-year-old girl who from a very early age has loved stories, books and writing. I also have a 5-year-old boy who loves the outdoors and as we approach the halfway point of reception year at school, he has leant a significant amount of letter sounds that he’s starting to read and so stories […]

Lino Cuts: Caz Greenwood enthuses about printmaking

To rekindle my flame for printmaking when I opened my studio a year and a half ago, I bought some lino – it offered me the chance to print without a press and obtain immediate results. My initial images included a band logo and greetings cards, and then an exciting project for the Nicholson Museum […]

Stu McLellan loves the beauty, simplicity and transience of outdoor mandalas

Part of what I do is making pictures – drawings for publication, for gifts – and I facilitate creative projects with schools and community groups. All this work I love, but I sometimes find that the amount of stuff I carry with me and the attendant processing that’s required to make acrylic paints and inks and […]