Flow [Hilary Jenning’s guest editorial 2]

Another really interesting aspect of what makes us well was identified by psychologist H: whose pioneering work added to our understanding of happiness, creativity, human fulfilment and the notion of “flow” — a state of heightened focus and immersion in activities such as art, play and work.   https://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow?language=en Finding something that gives you a … Continue reading Flow [Hilary Jenning’s guest editorial 2]

An Exercise in Wellbeing [Hilary Jennings’ guest editorial 1]

Can you spare a moment? Before you read on – please stop for a couple of minutes and think of something that makes you happy.  Think of something that, if you’re having a bad day or a bad week will keep you going, make you feel more positive, make you feel good.   Close your … Continue reading An Exercise in Wellbeing [Hilary Jennings’ guest editorial 1]

The importance of play, the future and floating competitions

An interview with this month’s Guest Editor Hilary Jennings, Project director of the Happy Museum   This month we’re very excited to welcome Hilary as our Guest Editor; project director of The Happy Musuem, co-founder of the Case For Optimism and co-chair of Transition Town Tooting (to name but a few of the many ventures she … Continue reading The importance of play, the future and floating competitions

The Empty Throne wins a 2016 Learning on Screen Award

The centrepiece of the 1215.today launch, a specially commissioned film from the University of Lincoln written by dramatist Laura Turner and directed by Philip Stevens has won a British Universities Film and Video Council 2016 Learning on Screen Award. This is the UK’s only celebration of film and media production in education. The awards recognise the … Continue reading The Empty Throne wins a 2016 Learning on Screen Award

Richard Mosse: The Enclave

Photographer Richard Mosse sheds new light on civil war in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in his eye-catching film project, The Enclave Civil war has been happening in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo for many years. Since 1998, the nation has seen 5.4 million war-related deaths. But we seem to hear very little about it. … Continue reading Richard Mosse: The Enclave

Cornelia Parker: Magna Carta (An Embroidery)

Watch a film about a tapestry of the Magna Carta Wikipedia page, stitched by 200 people  Twenty-six 2 prisoners, a Baroness and musician Jarvis Cocker all had a hand in making Magna Carta (An Embroidery), a project dreamt up by the British artist Cornelia Parker. The piece is one of the artworks specially commissioned to celebrate Magna Carta’s 800th … Continue reading Cornelia Parker: Magna Carta (An Embroidery)

Luke Archer: Inheritance

Luke Archer’s lordly portraits trace the bloodlines of some of the UK’s most powerful men, raising questions about democracy in the UK today In 2011, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said that the existence of the Lords was ‘a standing affront to everything a liberal democracy should be. It is nepotism and patronage rather than … Continue reading Luke Archer: Inheritance

Ai Weiwei: @Large on Alcatraz

The Chinese artist turned an ex-high security prison into a Lego hall of fame for political activists Alcatraz is a place with a dark history. Some of America’s most notorious criminals, including crime boss Al Capone, did time there. Today, the legendary high security prison, located on an island in the San Francisco Bay is open … Continue reading Ai Weiwei: @Large on Alcatraz