Still from UK choreographer Russell Maliphant's show 'Still Current'. Photo: Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones

Still from UK choreographer Russell Maliphant's show 'Still Current'. Photo: Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones

Still from UK choreographer Russell Maliphant's show 'Still Current'. Photo: Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones

Following yesterday’s sold-out performance of UK choreographer Russell Maliphant’s ‘Still Current’ in Ramallah, the British Council’s Suha Khuffash explains what dance, and especially contemporary dance, means to Palestinians.

'Viruses are strange creatures in that they are not exactly living organisms and not exactly non-living organisms either.' Photo by Novartis AG on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.

'Viruses are strange creatures in that they are not exactly living organisms and not exactly non-living organisms either.' Photo by Novartis AG on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.

'Viruses are strange creatures in that they are not exactly living organisms and not exactly non-living organisms either.' Photo by Novartis AG on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.

What exactly is a virus and how does it behave in the human body? Raven Motsewabangwe, winner of FameLab in South Africa – a competition to find new voices of science across the world – will join the international final in Cheltenham in early June 2014. Here, he gives a summary of his winning presentation, which compares viral infections to…

Still from 'The Golden Age of the Russian avant-garde' exhibition. Copyright: Central Exhibition Hall, Manege, Moscow

Still from 'The Golden Age of the Russian avant-garde' exhibition. Copyright: Central Exhibition Hall, Manege, Moscow

Still from 'The Golden Age of the Russian avant-garde' exhibition. Copyright: Central Exhibition Hall, Manege, Moscow

Have you ever imagined a painting coming to life? From 14 April, art fans in Russia will be able to do just that, when Peter Greenaway and Saskia Boddeke’s ‘The Golden Age of the Russian Avant-Garde’ opens at the Moscow Manege exhibition venue, supported by British Council Russia. The exhibition animates art from Russia’s influential avant-garde movement,…

'Today’s widely accessible e-communication technologies could be leveraged to get students from different countries working together.' Photo by Michael Wyszomierski on Flickr / Creative Commons

'Today’s widely accessible e-communication technologies could be leveraged to get students from different countries working together.' Photo by Michael Wyszomierski on Flickr / Creative Commons

'Today’s widely accessible e-communication technologies could be leveraged to get students from different countries working together.' Photo by Michael Wyszomierski on Flickr / Creative Commons

How important are intercultural skills and proficiency in foreign languages to compete in the modern world? An essay competition, sponsored by Generation UK, invited UK students to tackle the question: How can our education better prepare us to compete in an increasingly globalised world? Read extracts from the winning essays below.

The winners will participate in our UK-China Student…

Henry Moore, Reclining Figure (cropped, 1976), © The Henry Moore Foundation, Courtesy British Council Collection.

Henry Moore, Reclining Figure (cropped, 1976), © The Henry Moore Foundation, Courtesy British Council Collection.

Henry Moore, Reclining Figure (cropped, 1976), © The Henry Moore Foundation, Courtesy British Council Collection.

Imprisoned for eight years by Albania’s Communist regime for his ‘modernist tendencies’, artist, architect and writer Maks Velo recalls the time he first saw Henry Moore’s work, and explains why it still makes a profound impression on him today.

‘The Printmaker’, an exhibition of 86 works by Henry Moore, is at the Kosovo National Gallery until 20 April.