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Online films, text and selected images from Adam Curtis, maker of The Power of Nightmares, The Century of the Self, The Mayfair Set, Pandora’s Box, The Trap and The Living Dead.   The guiding idea at the heart of today’s … Continue reading

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Great work by Smug in Glasgow Photo by Stuart Doig | Amazing street art, Street art, Murals street art

Great work by Smug in Glasgow Photo by Stuart Doig Source: Great work by Smug in Glasgow Photo by Stuart Doig | Amazing street art, Street art, Murals street art

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Privatisation of the NHS: Allyson Pollock at TEDxExeter

The 1948 Act establishing the NHS gave the Secretary of State for Health the duty to provide universal health care. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 removes this duty and introduces a market. Allyson Pollock describes why we need … Continue reading

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UK festivals, as told by a Brit — Life in Two Backpacks

The United Kingdom (UK), made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island, is a country in north western Europe. I often argue with Josh that the UK is not the country, as England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island are … Continue reading

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Photo Essay of Gloucester Carnival 2019 —

The theme of the carnival was Myths & Legends via Photo Essay of Gloucester Carnival 2019 —

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Andrea Levy reads Small Island

Andrea Levy (1956-2019) reads from her novel, Small Island.

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A Specially Adapted Underwater Wheelchair Brings Artist Sue Austin Beneath the Earth’s Surface

British artist Sue Austin creates multimedia, performance, and installation art, using her wheelchair as a means to explore new patterns of movement. In 2012, Austin was commissioned to create a series of multimedia events as part of that year’s Cultural Olympiad, … Continue reading

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Eccentric British Houseboats Built from Decommissioned Ambulances, City Buses, and Airplane Parts

Tucked into the estuary of the River Adur in the coastal town of Shoreham-on-Sea in Sussex, England is a row of houseboats in dazzlingly slapdash designs and bustling with the creative energy of its residents. One such person is Hamish … Continue reading

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British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1880)

Wirt Sikes, US consul to Cardiff from 1876 to 1883, describes the mythology and traditions of Wales, a land steeped in folklore. (Considering its geographic focus, why the book is not simply called Welsh Goblins remains a mystery.) The first … Continue reading

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Structures: Photos by Antonio Gouveia – Faith is Torment

Black and white photos of structures with an ethereal feel by fine art landscape and seascape photographer Antonio Gouveia based in the UK. He listens to music while processing his images as it is the best way to express that part of … Continue reading

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