'The arts change lives, free the spirit and build confidence in many ways.' Photo of Claire Cunningham at DaDaFest 2008 by Jon Stone, used with permission.

'The arts change lives, free the spirit and build confidence in many ways.' Photo of Claire Cunningham at DaDaFest 2008 by Jon Stone, used with permission.

'The arts change lives, free the spirit and build confidence in many ways.' Photo of Claire Cunningham at DaDaFest 2008 by Jon Stone, used with permission.

How can the arts change perceptions of what D/deaf and disabled people can do? Ruth Gould offers answers from her experience as artistic director of DaDaFest and chair of the commission panel for the Unlimited festival, which shows work by disabled artists and runs from 2-7 September 2014 at London's Southbank Centre.

'We’ve gone through such lean times and such difficult times. They weren’t just weeks of difficulty, they were years of trouble..' Photo used with permission.

'We’ve gone through such lean times and such difficult times. They weren’t just weeks of difficulty, they were years of trouble.' Photo used with permission.

'We’ve gone through such lean times and such difficult times. They weren’t just weeks of difficulty, they were years of trouble..' Photo used with permission.

Hard work and a love for what they do paid off for Southampton trio Band of Skulls, who have just played at the Reading Festival. DJ Goldierocks from The Selector finds out how they went from running their own club night to touring with the likes of Muse and The Black Keys. Read the interview below or scroll down to listen to the

'We both had a big love and appreciation for Radiohead for the majority of our formative years and we still do now.' Photo of Cloud Boat by Simon Webb Photography, used with permission.

'We both had a big love and appreciation for Radiohead for the majority of our formative years and we still do now.' Photo of Cloud Boat by Simon Webb Photography, used with permission.

'We both had a big love and appreciation for Radiohead for the majority of our formative years and we still do now.' Photo of Cloud Boat by Simon Webb Photography, used with permission.

Meet Cloud Boat, a two-piece electronic band from London. They've just released their second album Model of You, and they'll be touring in the UK and Europe later in the year. Listen to the interview and songs recorded for The Selector, our global radio show for new UK music.

Daniel Craig Casino Royale: Casino Royale © 2006 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

Daniel Craig Casino Royale: Casino Royale © 2006 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

Daniel Craig Casino Royale: Casino Royale © 2006 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

The British Council's Keira Ives-Keeler explains Russia's complex love affair with Bond movies, while Russians can enjoy the exhibition Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style in Moscow until 7 September 2014.

'We try and make music that is upbeat and melodic, but at the same time it has a bit of a dark lyrical undertone.' Photo by Little Comets, used with permission.

'We try and make music that is upbeat and melodic, but at the same time it has a bit of a dark lyrical undertone.' Photo by Little Comets, used with permission.

'We try and make music that is upbeat and melodic, but at the same time it has a bit of a dark lyrical undertone.' Photo by Little Comets, used with permission.

Little Comets from Newcastle play three of their songs live and talk about how the band got started. Scroll down to listen to the interview and songs, recorded for our global radio show for new UK music, The Selector.