The Deep Dark Forest: Why Are We So Obsessed With The Woods?

2017 marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the Forest. To commemorate this we’ve been thinking about the deep dark woods and their cultural significance. Imagine a fairy tale without a forest: Little Red Riding Hood straying from the path… on a beach, Hansel and Gretel leaving their trail of crumbs … Continue reading The Deep Dark Forest: Why Are We So Obsessed With The Woods?

Artist Showcase: Eight artists introduce new artwork

In 2015 the City of Lincoln launched two ambitious art projects to commemorate its part in the 800-year history of Magna Carta, 1215 Today and Lincoln Voices. Both placed artists at the heart of the process. A series of residencies, Lincoln Voices has enabled artists to research and create new work based around issues in … Continue reading Artist Showcase: Eight artists introduce new artwork

DisObey: an interview with Jordan Baseman

Jordan Baseman’s new film, DisObey, is a portrait of ideas about the law, society and what governs our behaviour socially. Jordan is a visual artist and filmmaker. His work is research led and he uses recorded interviews, observations and archival material to create narrative-based, creative nonfiction in the form of single-screen films, sound works or … Continue reading DisObey: an interview with Jordan Baseman

Our favourite inspiring TED talks

As applications open for Lincoln’s first TEDxYouth event, 1215.today finds inspiration from artists and speakers on how to deliver a brilliant TED talk. 1. First up, artist and host of TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool, Hetain Patel. Hetain’s TED talk has been watched over 2.5 million times. It’s intelligent, funny and above all, tells a human story. Hetain is … Continue reading Our favourite inspiring TED talks

Top tips for delivering a memorable TED talk

If you are planning on applying to TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool on 4 November 2017, here are three handy pieces of content to help you shape your presentation: 1. 2 minute read article Be clear, compelling and yourself; 7 steps to a great presentation: https://www.fastcompany.com/3022070/the-7-steps-to-delivering-a-mind-blowing-ted-talk 2. 8 minute watch video Chris Anderson, TED curator, gives his insight into … Continue reading Top tips for delivering a memorable TED talk

3 Addictive Interactive Art Experiences

Bored of aimless scrolling? Looking for something fun & engaging to do?  Explore these 3 amazing interactive art experiences Ahead of Frequency Festival, which starts 20th October in Lincoln, UK, we’ve compiled a list of three of our favourite interactive art experiences on the web (with absolutely no bias, promise…). 1. Mix the City Ridiculously addictive … Continue reading 3 Addictive Interactive Art Experiences