There’s a lot of history in Birmingham with bands like Slade and Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. Photo: British Council

There’s a lot of history in Birmingham with bands like Slade and Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. Photo: British Council

There’s a lot of history in Birmingham with bands like Slade and Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. Photo: British Council

Every Friday, we present the best in new UK music through our global radio show, The Selector. In our latest show, indie rockers JAWS from Birmingham play three of their songs live and speak about their home city, Birmingham. Scroll down to listen to the interview and songs.

'Singing as part of the whole class creates a safe space for shy children to find their voice.' Photo: British Council

'Singing as part of the whole class creates a safe space for shy children to find their voice.' Photo: British Council

'Singing as part of the whole class creates a safe space for shy children to find their voice.' Photo: British Council

Music is one of life's greatest pleasures. So how can teachers encourage shy children to sing? Jane Wheeler is a singing leader on the British Council's World Voice programme teaching children around the world to sing in each other's languages. She shares her tips here.

'Radio drama is, I think, my favourite of all the different things I’ve done'. Photo by Sveta Bogomolova on Flickr under Creative Commons

'Radio drama is, I think, my favourite of all the different things I’ve done'. Photo by Sveta Bogomolova on Flickr under Creative Commons

'Radio drama is, I think, my favourite of all the different things I’ve done'. Photo by Sveta Bogomolova on Flickr under Creative Commons

British writer Neil Gaiman is credited as being one of the creators of the modern graphic novel as well as an author whose work crosses many genres. He’s a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics and radio drama. He writes books for readers of all ages. Read part of the interview below

Aerial view of London's Tate Modern under construction, before the neighbourhood went through a period of regeneration. Photo courtesy of Tate.

Aerial view of London's Tate Modern under construction, before the neighbourhood went through a period of regeneration. Photo courtesy of Tate.

Aerial view of London's Tate Modern under construction, before the neighbourhood went through a period of regeneration. Photo courtesy of Tate.

We tend to think of museums as places we can visit to look at valuable things, for example art. But they can have positive effects beyond their exhibiting function. Donald Hyslop, Head of Regeneration and Partnerships at London's Tate Modern, tells us how the museum has regenerated a whole neighbourhood since it first opened in

DailyArt is a very simple app — everyday, it sends subscribers one piece of fine art, plus a short story about the artwork. Screenshots by Zuzanna Stanska, used with permission.

DailyArt is a very simple app — everyday, it sends subscribers one piece of fine art, plus a short story about the artwork. Screenshots by Zuzanna Stanska, used with permission.

DailyArt is a very simple app — everyday, it sends subscribers one piece of fine art, plus a short story about the artwork. Screenshots by Zuzanna Stanska, used with permission.

Zuzanna Stanska, one of the British Council's Young Creative Entrepreneurs, created DailyArt, a mobile app that sends users a piece of art every day. The app has been downloaded by 100,000 people.