Hail to the Haiku: Re-formatting Magna Carta

  Clause 40 We will not sell, or deny, or delay right or justice to any-   Confused as to what you’re reading? Clause 40 is one of the most referred to clauses in Magna Carta: ‘We will not sell, or deny, or delay right or justice to anyone’. The foundation of the US Bill … Continue reading Hail to the Haiku: Re-formatting Magna Carta

Hallelujah Money; A Psychedelic Journey Through Our Obsession with Money

Gorillaz new music video absolutely nails our materialistic society  Virtual superband Gorillaz have released a new album, Humanz. The first track off the album is ‘Hallelujah Money’ featuring Benjamin Clementine, it is an eery parody of our materialistic society. Watch the video below, what words would you use to describe how it made you feel? … Continue reading Hallelujah Money; A Psychedelic Journey Through Our Obsession with Money

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

The 6th November marks the 799 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 … Continue reading The Deep Dark Forest: Why Are We So Obsessed With The Woods?

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

5 Ways to Make People-Powered Art

1215.today’s Innovation Labs enable artists and audiences to experiment together on making truly collaborative digital art. The Innovation Labs open up the artistic process by inviting artists, gamers, vloggers, makers and creative technologists to explore a Magna Carta-inspired provocation set by an artist. So what did we learn from our first Innovation Lab? Let’s take a … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make People-Powered Art

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

Gill Barron: 1215 And All That

Eight hundred years on from Runnymede, Magna Carta is being trumpeted as a universally Good Thing. But good for whom? Should we make a new treaty with our still-wicked Rulers? This article originally appeared in The Land, issue 18, summer 2015 When eminent lawyer Lord Denning described Magna Carta as ‘the foundation of the freedom of the … Continue reading Gill Barron: 1215 And All That