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.

'I tried to find a metaphorical name for the magazine, which would mean moving towards a positive future.' Dhow off the Jumiera Palm, Dubai (image courtesy Nico Crisafulli under Creative Commons license)

'I tried to find a metaphorical name for the magazine, which would mean moving towards a positive future.' Dhow off the Jumiera Palm, Dubai (image courtesy Nico Crisafulli under Creative Commons license)

'I tried to find a metaphorical name for the magazine, which would mean moving towards a positive future.' Dhow off the Jumiera Palm, Dubai (image courtesy Nico Crisafulli under Creative Commons license)

Have you ever dreamed of running your own creative business? If so, Iman Ben Chaibah, a member of the British Council's Young Creative Entrepreneur network, has tips on how to do it. She explains how she successfully set up Sail, an online magazine written by young Emiratis in English. 

'The challenge is not always related to size as it is to our ability to make sense of the available data.' Photo by Adrian S Jones, Creative Commons licence.

'The challenge is not always related to size as it is to our ability to make sense of the available data.' Photo by Adrian S Jones, Creative Commons licence.

'The challenge is not always related to size as it is to our ability to make sense of the available data.' Photo by Adrian S Jones, Creative Commons licence.

Every year, we generate greater amounts of data. This presents opportunities and risks for businesses, public services and citizens. Dr Abdelaziz Berrado (Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingenieurs, Rabat, Morocco) gives us an update on big data and data science while academics and others discuss the topic at the UK-Morocco big data workshop, Imperial College London, 17-19

Young people are most likely to mistrust their governments. Photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy, Creative Commons licence.

Young people are most likely to mistrust their governments. Photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy, Creative Commons licence.

Young people are most likely to mistrust their governments. Photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy, Creative Commons licence.

Leaders from the most important sectors in North Africa and the UK came together during our Hammamet Conference in November 2013 to discuss this question. The British Council’s Ellen Berry gives us a glimpse into the report, published today.

Stewart, a UK teacher with children in a Lebanese school (image courtesy of the author)

Stewart, a UK teacher with children in a Lebanese school (image courtesy of the author)

Stewart, a UK teacher with children in a Lebanese school (image courtesy of the author)

‘What would it feel like to leave everything behind?’ In the wake of the Syria conflict, Stewart Cook, teacher at Frances Olive Anderson primary school, posed the question to his class of eight- to nine-year-olds. A year since he started a Connecting Classrooms partnership with a Lebanese school hosting 40 per cent refugees, he explains how the project has