Interested in the challenges of protecting & preserving #culturalheritage in post-conflict contexts?

Join us on 30 June for a panel discussion exploring the theme of Memory as part of the London Festival of Architecture at the Victoria and Albert Museum

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Book your tickets now for Africa Writes 2017, the UK’s biggest celebration of contemporary African writing!
Book your tickets now for Africa Writes 2017 the UKs biggest celebration

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Calling all UK and Ukraine artists!

Apply by 30 June to take part in one of our 45-day residencies. #ArtsOpportunity
Calling all UK and Ukraine artists Apply by 30 June to take

UK-based artists - apply for a residency in Ukraine by 30 June

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30 extraordinary theatre and dance productions

Take a look at our Edinburgh Showcase 2017 programme: [ Bit.ly Link ] | #EdShowcase
Interested in the challenges of protecting and preserving cultural heritage in post-conflict contexts?

Join us at the Victoria and Albert Museum on June 30 with Historic England for a panel discussion exploring the theme of Memory as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

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Tune in to the International Literature Showcase happening this week at Writers' Centre Norwich!

Watch below for a discussion on 'digital literature' and find out about other sessions you can watch live here: [ Litshowcase.org Link ]
We are pleased to announce the latest projects to received funding from the #CulturalProtectionFund!

Six new projects will receive grants from the £30million Fund; set up in partnership with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to foster, safeguard and promote cultural heritage across the Middle East and North Africa.

The latest announced projects will build capacity, deliver training...
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NEWSLETTER ALERT

This week's includes news on Spirit of '47 at the Edinburgh International Festival, The Guardian's choice of theatre to see this summer, this year's Shubbak Festival plus much more.

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Do we take bloggers for granted?

We must back the new generation of theatre critics says Alice Saville of Exeunt Magazine
Do we take bloggers for granted We must back the new generation

Why the theatre industry needs to support critics – before it's too late

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★★★★★ " A wonderland of trashed surfaces and junkyard materials" Telegraph

★★★★ "Barlow’s ‘folly’ harks back to a kind of sculpture-making, and a sense of physical, tactile presence, that belongs to a different time. This makes Barlow stand out." Guardian

Phyllida Barlow's exhibition, entitled ‘folly’, for the British Pavilion at the La Biennale di Venezia, Italy opened to critical...
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★★★★★ " A wonderland of trashed surfaces and junkyard materials" Telegraph
There's loads on offer for music lovers at Spirit of '47, our season celebrating Edinburgh International Festival's 70th anniversary.

The line-up includes Anoushka Shankar joined by Faiz Ali Faiz, and Benjamin Clementine‏ + special guests.

Plus we're partnering with BBC Radio 3 and broadcasters all over Europe to present the New European Songbook, a host of international collaborations...
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Spirit of '47 Edinburgh International Festival is now on sale!

In 1947 the British Council helped to found the first Edinburgh International Festival in a shared belief that the arts could change the world.

70 years on, in our fast-changing world, we're teaming up with Edinburgh International Festival once again to reignite the Spirit of ’47 and celebrate international cultural...
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As part of the UK/UAE 2017 season we are pleased to announce the first outdoor public exhibition in the United Arab Emirates by Tony Cragg, one of the world’s most distinguished contemporary sculptors, organised by Leila Heller Gallery.

Located in front of Dubai's iconic ‘The Gate’ building, the exhibition features three largescale works in bronze and stainless steel.

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Calling artists based in the UK or Ukraine, apply now for our SWAP artist residency programme!
Calling artists based in the UK or Ukraine apply now for our

SWAP: UK/Ukraine Artist Residency Programme | British Council

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“My highlights have been meeting other artists, collectors, curators and galleries from around the world and gradually building on these global networks.”

In partnership with 18 universities and arts organisations across the UK, we are giving up to 60 students and volunteers the opportunity to spend a month in Venice, sharing their time between invigilating the British Pavilion exhibition and...
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On this rainy and blustery day in Britain here is a weather inspired artwork from our Collection.

Philip Wilson Steer, 'Stormy Sky, Whitstable', 1931, from the British Council Collection.

Influenced by the French Impressionists and the great English watercolourists Turner and Constable, Wilson Steer adapted the techniques of Impressionism to suit the more fluid, changeable effects of English...
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The newsletter is out!

Including an experimental new short by Gruff Rhys, a look at Google's new London campus plans, our #WaterConnections exhibition at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool plus much more!

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Over the last month six Indonesian artists have taken residency at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool.

The artists have been exploring the different perspectives and discourses surrounding water in Indonesia and the UK – two very distinct archipelago nations.

#WaterConnections - an exhibition of their work in process is free for all and on until 11 June...
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Over the last month six Indonesian artists have taken residency at FACT
The billboards are up in Pristina, Kosovo and Grayson Perry's exhibition is officially open at the Galeria Kombëtare e Kosovës / The National Gallery of Kosovo!

The show features a series of six tapestries by Perry, which are jointly owned by the #britishcouncilcollection and Arts Council Collection.

The Vanity of Small Differences tells a story of 21st century social mobility in the UK...
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Watch a new short by musician, producer and filmmaker Gruff Rhys on NOWNESS.

In late 2016, Gruff joined a group of British and Russian artists as they embarked on a travelling art residency aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway. Capturing this journey on tape, the Welshman’s short film - The History of Nails - stops by key moments of twentieth-century Russian life, from the October Revolution...
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Video Art Visions: The History of Nails

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