• 20-09-2011
  • 2012 Olympic Medals Designed by Lin Cheung

  • The London 2012 Paralympic Games medals have been unveiled at the opening of a new display at the British Museum for the Cultural Olympiad which gives the public their first opportunity to see the medals. The medals, which are presented in recognition of the incredible achievement of outstanding Paralympic athletes, will be made in Britain and have been designed by jeweller Lin Cheung, an Arts Foundation Fellow and senior lecturer in Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London. In 2012 more than 2,100 Paralympic medals will be presented in 502 Paralympic victory ceremonies in more than 19 venues over 11 days of competition.

  • 21-07-2011
  • In the Shadow of Things - New book out by photographer Leonie Hampton

  • In In the shadow of things she presents the story of Leonie's own family. For over a decade, Bron, Leonie’s mother found it impossible to empty the packing boxes that had filled her new home since the collapse of her first marriage. The boxes, along with stuffed plastic bags and accumulated artefacts from her former life, were a constant physical reminder to her family of Bron’s ongoing battle with OCD and depression. In 2007, a deal was struck: Léonie would help Bron empty the house on the condition that she be allowed to document that process. In the Shadow of Things is the product of the months that Léonie spent with her mother: together they tried to tackle the irrational rituals and behaviours that were dominating her life. Opening the boxes and clearing out the rooms led to moments of anguish and anger, but also of humour, tenderness and joy. The book, published by Contrasto, combines original photographs with found family images and transcripts of conversations, arguments and monologues.
    To purchase a copy go to : http://www.guardianbookshop.co.uk/BerteShopWeb/viewProduct.do?ISBN=97888...

  • 20-07-2011
  • Nicholas Collon joins LPO as Assistant Conductor

  • Of his recent posting Collon speaks to BBC Music Magazine, 'well they’re a great orchestra, you can take that as a starter. They are very inquisitive and enjoy playing in a huge variety of different ways. So they have conductors like Vladimir [Jurowski] and Yannick [Nézet-Séguin] who are both completely different, for example, but they’re able to adapt to their different styles.'
    For the latest news on Nicholas Collon go to

  • 14-06-2011
  • Wreck-ED : Drugs and Alcohol awareness workshops

  • Belinda Chapman's company Bound 2B Theatre have been working together with The SHAC to offer one off masterclasses and workshops for all ages. Wreck-ED uses dance and theatre to explore Drugs and Alcohol awareness. Bound 2B Theatre are offering workshops within Arts Centres and schools, working with text and movement to access character/ atmosphere /devising theatre, from themes or specific playscripts. For more information or bookings contact Belinda on info@bound2btheatre.co.uk.