Orange Is The New Brexit

The Cultural Significance of Orange Is the New Black in the Week of the EU Referendum Unless you haven’t browsed the web or picked up a newspaper in the last two weeks, a frightening breeze of hostility is touching the skin of millions in Britain. Our Facebook newsfeeds are a swamp of reports on hatred … Continue reading Orange Is The New Brexit

Artists reclaim your space with spaceREC!

The spaceREC revolution has begun! It’s in Leeds… and it’s FREE! Are you a Leeds based creative that struggles to find affordable places in which to work? Do you yearn for a yurt where you can write?* Are you pining for a place in which to paint? Or are you just fed up of having … Continue reading Artists reclaim your space with spaceREC!

EU referendum: In or out – what the vote means to the arts

On Thursday 23 June, the EU Referendum will ask UK voters whether the country should remain a member of the European Union or leave. As the debate for and against Brexit intensifies, Munira Mirza makes the case for artists and those in the arts to vote to leave, while Clymene Christoforou argues that the UK … Continue reading EU referendum: In or out – what the vote means to the arts

Lincoln Innovation Lab

Check out the Storify for our second Innovation Lab in Lincoln on Saturday 11th June; featuring meditation, contemplation and big shiny beards. If you want more pictures, videos and content, or you just feel like a chat, find us on Instagram or Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/1215today/ @1215today [View the story “1215.today Innovation Lab 2” on Storify]

Angels, Bpop & Snooty Ladies: Brexiters take back Albion’s arts

As hoards of British artists conspire to vote ‘remain’, the Brexit brigade endeavours to reclaim our culture for them. Here are three examples of their efforts thus far Among Britain’s creatives supporting the Remain campaign is Antony Gormley, the sculptor behind the iconic Angel of the North. But in March, Leave campaigners hijacked the Angel, … Continue reading Angels, Bpop & Snooty Ladies: Brexiters take back Albion’s arts

EU Referendum: Vote of a Lifetime…

Dr Jacqueline Briggs, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lincoln, shares her thoughts on the debate on 16 and 17 year olds’ right to vote in light of the upcoming EU Referendum So, £9 million is deemed, by the Government, to be a price worth paying to send … Continue reading EU Referendum: Vote of a Lifetime…

Aleksandra Mir: First Woman on the Moon

FIRST WOMAN ON THE MOON Aleksandra Mir 28 08 99 I believe we should go to the moon. I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade century is out, of landing man woman on the moon and returning him her safely to earth… – President John F. Kennedy, … Continue reading Aleksandra Mir: First Woman on the Moon

Kathrin Böhm: The Return of the Pickers

Artist Kathrin Böhm describes how a drinks company links the history of Londoners going hopping in Kent to a new community drinks enterprise on the suburban fringe This article originally appeared in The Land, issue 19, 2016 A group of boys jump into a recently dug pit. It’s summer, and they appear to have made their own way … Continue reading Kathrin Böhm: The Return of the Pickers