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.

Students in the stop motion animation workshop (image credit: Ahed Izhiman)

Students in the stop motion animation workshop (image credit: Ahed Izhiman)

Students in the stop motion animation workshop (image credit: Ahed Izhiman)

Yara, Lara, Ibtisam, Shorouq, Abdel Rahman and Shahd are high school students at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society Total Communication School, whose hearing impairment varies from partial deafness to total inability. Their condition poses many barriers, but animation tutors invited by the British Council are giving the students skills to lift them.  The British Council’s Alaa' Maa'ytah met the

Jumana Emil Abboud's 'I Feel Nothing' series was produced during her residency and inspired by Titian's 'Noli Me Tangere'. (Image courtesy of the artist.)

Jumana Emil Abboud's 'I Feel Nothing' series was produced during her residency and inspired by Titian's 'Noli Me Tangere'. (Image courtesy of the artist.)

Jumana Emil Abboud's 'I Feel Nothing' series was produced during her residency and inspired by Titian's 'Noli Me Tangere'. (Image courtesy of the artist.)

Artist Jumana Emil Abboud explains how a residency in London helped shake up her daily routine and boost her creativity.

A teacher training session in the central Gaza Strip at a UNRWA school in Nuseirat Camp. (Image credit: Omar Shala)

A teacher training session in the central Gaza Strip at a UNRWA school in Nuseirat Camp. (Image credit: Omar Shala)

A teacher training session in the central Gaza Strip at a UNRWA school in Nuseirat Camp. (Image credit: Omar Shala)

Suheil Tarazi, programme manager at the British Council in the Palestinian Territories, explains how we worked around complicated politics to provide English language teacher training in the Palestinian Territories.

Palestinian children (image credit: Michael Reid)

Palestinian children (image credit: Michael Reid)

Palestinian children (image credit: Michael Reid)

Michael Reid, a teacher at Broughtonhall Hall High School in Liverpool, blogs about how he took part in a Connecting Classrooms project where a group of Liverpool schools connected with schools in the Palestinian Territories.