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.

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, as the British

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.

Myeong-dong in Seoul today, where penniless Korean poets used to meet after the war. Photo by marcia taylor under Creative Commons licence.

Myeong-dong in Seoul today, where penniless Korean poets used to meet after the war. Photo by marcia taylor under Creative Commons licence.

Myeong-dong in Seoul today, where penniless Korean poets used to meet after the war. Photo by marcia taylor under Creative Commons licence.

If you're curious about Korean poetry, understanding the country's rich and turbulent history is a great place to start. Scholar and translator Brother Anthony of Taizé (An Sonjae) explains. The Korea Cultural Programme is at the London Book Fair this coming April.

The very simple Hangeul alphabet was invented in the 15th century but was despised by male aristocrats as ‘women’s writing’. Photo by wwian on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.

The very simple Hangeul alphabet was invented in the 15th century but was despised by male aristocrats as ‘women’s writing’. Photo by wwian on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.

The very simple Hangeul alphabet was invented in the 15th century but was despised by male aristocrats as ‘women’s writing’. Photo by wwian on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.

Scholar and translator Brother Anthony of Taizé (An Sonjae) explains why Korea's recent history has played such an important part in shaping its literature. The Korea Cultural Programme is at the London Book Fair this coming April.