British Sea Power live in session for 'Amped'. Photo by Folded Wing
The Selector, our global weekly radio show for new UK music, has teamed up with The Crypt Sessions to bring you 'Amped', a monthly video series with UK artists. The transcript below is of the latest 'Amped' video, in which The Selector's DJ Goldierocks interviews Brighton indie-rockers
Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) Winter Gala concert. Photo by ANIM.
British Council Director Afghanistan, John Mitchell, explains how the value of a nation's cultural life cannot be underestimated, and what can be done to restore it where it had previously been suppressed. In Afghanistan, the British Council’s arts work is broadly themed 'restoration of voice'. This great title – not coined by me – reflects our desire to play a part
Lasha Bugadze wrote his play with support from the Royal Court and the British Council. Photo: British Council
We interviewed award-winning Georgian playwright Lasha Bugadze about his new play 'The President Has Come to See You' – currently on at London's Royal Court Theatre. He tells us how war affects a people and its artists, among other things.
Entrance to Jeremy Deller's English Magic exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2013. Photo: Cristiano Corte
Emma Gifford-Mead, curator of the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and exhibitions organiser for the British Council’s visual arts work, offers an insight into Jeremy Deller's exhibition 'English Magic'.
Attendee of 'The Printmaker' exhibition opening in Macedonia. Image credit: Ivan Blazhev.
'The Printmaker' is an exhibition of prints and sculptures by UK artist Henry Moore at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, Macedonia. David Mitchinson, former Head of Collections at the Henry Moore Foundation, explains the artist's view on the relationship between draughtsmanship and sculpture.