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?
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
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
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
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
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