Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth

Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth

Anyone who has viewed and admired Johns’ iconic paintings of flags, numerals, maps and targets in a catalogue or printed on a postcard, will be jolted into reality when they see them ‘in the flesh’. Instead of flat colours, they will be surprised to see the textural qualities of some...

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The Art of Research in the Digital Age

The Art of Research in the Digital Age

Research and the internet are perhaps two words which raise some wariness in educators. There is definitely the need to teach students about research and how to do it well, and also to open up the wealth of libraries and archives on our doorstep in London. For many researchers, the...

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Making all the right noises: An Interview with Jonathan Milton, headmaster of the Westminster Abbey Choir School

Making all the right noises: An Interview with Jonathan Milton, headmaster of the Westminster Abbey Choir School

Westminster Abbey is undoubtedly one of London’s most popular landmarks, and its choir renowned as one of the greatest of its kind across the globe. Few will be aware that in the midst of the Abbey, tucked away in the grounds of the former monastery of Westminster at Deans Yard...

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Creating Creatives: Can you teach creative writing?

Creating Creatives: Can you teach creative writing?

One of the more or less truthful clichés of humanity is that deep down most people feel that they’re probably got a novel in them. Whether they are ‘actively’ pursuing this hazy dream: boring their friends for years with frequent assertions about how they’re ‘working on a novel in my...

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The Arts in Crisis: how schools funding is putting arts education at risk

The Arts in Crisis: how schools funding is putting arts education at risk

The University of Kent’s School of Music and Fine Arts has recently confirmed it will close as an academic entity by July 2019. It will allow full-time MA applications for 2017 entries only, according to local online newspaper Kent Online. The University of Kent’s fine art department was a highly...

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