Samarqand Al-Jabery, Muhsin Mohammed, Lucy Caldwell and Rachel Holmes in discussion at the Erbil Literature Festival. (Image credit: Charla Jones)

Samarqand Al-Jabery, Muhsin Mohammed, Lucy Caldwell and Rachel Holmes in discussion at the Erbil Literature Festival. (Image credit: Charla Jones)

Samarqand Al-Jabery, Muhsin Mohammed, Lucy Caldwell and Rachel Holmes in discussion at the Erbil Literature Festival. (Image credit: Charla Jones)

At the Erbil Literature Festival, award-winning UK playwright and novelist Lucy Caldwell was surprised to find parallels between Iraq today and the Belfast of her youth.

Students at Rabia Balkhi High School. (Image courtesy of the author)

Students at Rabia Balkhi High School. (Image courtesy of the author)

Students at Rabia Balkhi High School

John Mitchell, Director of British Council Afghanistan blogs about the improvement in education provision in Afghanistan and the part that the British Council is playing, in helping to support it as one of the keys to Afghanistan’s future.

Masks at Geese Theatre. (Image courtesy of the author.)

Masks at Geese Theatre. (Image courtesy of the author.)

Masks at Geese Theatre. (Image courtesy of the author.)

Los Angeles-based arts professional Sabra Williams spent three weeks in the UK visiting with organisations that bring the performing arts into prisons as a form of rehabilitation through British Council USA’s Cultural Exchange International fellowship.

Students made paper lanterns to mark the end of the Chinese Spring Festival at Greasby Infant School. (Image courtesy of the school.)

Students made paper lanterns to mark the end of the Chinese Spring Festival at Greasby Infant School. (Image courtesy of the school.)

Students made paper lanterns to mark the end of the Chinese Spring Festival at Greasby Infant School. (Image courtesy of the school.)

Two UK primary school teachers explain how teaching Mandarin has benefited students, teachers and parents alike. 

Julie Webster studying in Wales.

Student Representative Julie Webster visited Portmeirion in North Wales. Built in the style of an Italian village it served as the set of the cult 1960s British TV show The Prisoner. (Image courtesy of the author.)

Julie Webster studying in Wales.

American student and Education UK student ambassador Julie Webster explains why she couldn't be happier sailing and studying Computing and Future Interaction Technologies as a postgraduate student at Swansea University in Wales.