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Creative industries urged to take 'everyday' creativity seriously

Creative industries urged to take 'everyday' creativity seriously

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King's today launched the final report of its fourth Cultural Enquiry, Towards cultural democracy: promoting cultural capabilities for everyone. The report investigates the UK's cultural ecology, highlighting the importance of 'everyday' creativity, and calls for a more inclusive approach to building the networks and partnerships that enable creativity in the UK.
Interview: Dr Daisy Fancourt on the intersection of arts and health

Interview: Dr Daisy Fancourt on the intersection of arts and health

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Last month Dr Daisy Fancourt led the Arts & Health Cultural Challenge, sharing her own expertise in the area, she helped students develop their ideas for arts and health innovations. Current King's Masters student, Alex Talbott, caught up with Daisy to learn more about her research and how she became interested in the intersecting world of arts and health.
Students pitch visions for how art can drive social change

Students pitch visions for how art can drive social change

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The final of the fifth annual King's Cultural Challenge took place last night on the Strand. 10 finalists pitched their innovative ideas for how arts and culture can drive social change to a panel of expert judges and four were selected to win a paid internship at an exciting London cultural organisation.
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BBC Get Creative blog: Building a choir from scratch

BBC Get Creative blog: Building a choir from scratch

Date
31 Aug 2017
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A blog from the BBC's Get Creative campaign by Sarah Punshon, part of the creative team for We're Here: Singing our way to Utopia, a national scratch choir that will be performing as part of Paths to Utopia at King's in August.
We're here: Singing our way to Utopia

We're here: Singing our way to Utopia

Date
30 Apr 2020
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A blog by Boff Whalley, former member of the band Chumbawamba and one of the collaborators on the project We're here: Singing our way to Utopia. We're Here is a national scratch choir selected to roughly represent the UK's demographic make-up that will come together for the very first time to perform live at Somerset House.
My primary school is at the museum - the teacher's perspective

My primary school is at the museum - the teacher's perspective

Date
5 May 2020
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In this blog, Laura Luxton, a teacher at St Thomas Community Primary School, Swansea. writes about her experience of a series of King's pilot projects that test the hypothesis that there may be beneficial learning and social outcomes for primary school children and their families if their primary school is located in a local museum.
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