'Galleries are keen to curate their stands to make them more like exhibitions than shop fronts.' Photo of Frieze brochure by Emma Gifford-Mead
What actually happens at an international art fair? Emma Gifford-Mead of the British Council's visual arts department explains what goes on behind the scenes and which artists to look out for at Frieze London, which runs this week.
Independent schools in the UK are recognised by the OECD as being among the best in the world and are at the forefront of educational achievement in every way. Photo of Westminster School by Steve Cadman of Flickr/CC
For international pupils outside the European Economic Area (EEA), the choice of schools in the UK is limited to independent schools. Matthew Burgess, General Secretary of the Independent Schools Council (ISC), looks at what independent UK schools can offer these pupils and provides some tips to help parents choose the right school for their children. He is speaking
‘Migrant and refugee low-level learners of English will bring to the classroom vastly different worlds of experience’ Photo: iStock
English My Way is a new education programme to support migrants in some of the UK's most isolated communities. Project officer Frances Carbines shares tips here on how teachers and volunteers can help build confidence among low-level learners.
'Most teachers in primary and secondary schools have EAL learners in their classes ' Photo by Bartosz Kali, used with kind permission.
As we prepare to celebrate World Teachers' Day on 5 October 2014, the British Council's Caroline Drummond looks at what schools in the UK are doing to support EAL learners, and gives practical advice on how teachers can best meet their needs in the classroom.
'The next ten years we will get to carry on supporting music that is experimental and original and is heartfelt and has a lot of integrity.' Image used with permission.
The record label Full Time Hobby formed ten years ago and went on to sign original acts such as Malcolm Middleton and Erland And The Carnival. Our Selector radio team spoke to Nigel, who co-founded the label, about how indie labels can help 'increase the musical gene pool'. Scroll down to hear the show