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Life in the trees

Antony Mottershead

, April 12, 2011 — Culture

Arts Development Assistant for the Forestry Commission at Grizedale

If you think forests are only for hikers and picnic-loving bears, it’s time to think again. Bursary recipient Antony Mottershead explains how the Forestry Commission at Grizedale, in the heart of the world famous Lake District National Park, is using the forest as a very unique setting for innovative art projects to engage the public.

Kicking off your School Games

With less than 500 days until the start of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we want school children from across the country to feel part of this once in a lifetime event. The School Games will help to do just that.

Anyone for wheelchair rugby?

James Thomas

, March 25, 2011 — Sport

Head of Operations at Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby

James Thomas, Head of Operations at Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby, give us the lowdown on the no-holds-barred world of wheelchair rugby, its charity projects and the tournaments helping British players get in shape for the Paralympic Games.

Taking London 2012 to the nations

Rachel Waterman

, March 22, 2011 —

Member of the London 2012 Nations and Regions Group team

Rachel Waterman, a member of the London 2012 Nations and Regions Group team, tells us about being on the road with an Olympian to promote the London 2012 Games around the UK.

Facing the future

Leah Bartczak

, March 18, 2011 — Culture

Projects Coordinator at Brighton Photo Biennial

Leah Bartczak, who won a placement at Brighton Photo Biennial as a Projects Coordinator, ponders the difficulty of mapping out your future when you work in an industry like the arts but explains how thinking about the long-term helped her land a big promotion just a few months into her first arts job.