There was a story in the papers at the end of last month reporting that Lewis Hamilton wanted the national anthem to be longer. He’d just won the German Grand Prix and felt that his time on the podium could have done with being prolonged, on the basis that – as he said – “When…
GB Boccia player Jacob Thomas gives an insight into the sport, his training and preparations for the CPISRA Boccia World Cup – which begins today – and his hopes for the London 2012 Paralympics.
Back in January, Grace Denton, iShed Coordinator at Watershed, blogged about how she became part of the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme. Now two-thirds of the way through her placement, she tells us what she’s experienced and learnt so far and how it is preparing her for the future.
John Evans, editor of a sportcloseup.co.uk new online guide to Britain’s sports museums and visitor attractions, asks if we are doing enough to remember the Sporting Revolution that began here.
You know how it is sometimes. Something happens to you and, in some strange and usually unexpected way, the years fall away and you’re transported back to a time in your past – childhood, often – and a memory, untroubled for decades, comes bubbling up to the surface.
Today is a significant milestone. The Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park is complete and Jacque Rogge, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), will officially invite athletes from around the world to compete in London.
In the latest of our behind-the-scenes accounts from those taking their first steps in the arts world, Daniel Pitt, a graduate working for London-based organisation Crying Out Loud, tells us about some things that only a year ago he never would have expected to be doing.
It has been an unpredictable time for arts organisations. Recent graduate Tarnia Gracie describes what it was like starting out in the industry through the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme and how her organisation has continued to flourish.
Rowan Atkinson used to do a stand-up show in the early eighties which began with him emerging from a seat in the stalls…
Jo Morrison, Digital Projects Director at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, explains how an innovative collaboration between CSM, the Wellcome Trust and the V&A is bringing together art, crafts, medicine and people from different generations.