Tag Archives: art

Raising the barre: how science is saving ballet dancers | Stage | The Guardian

I’m fascinated by the links between science and the arts. Not two separate cultures but one, feeding and encouraging each other. This article looks at the links between health science and ballet. Obvious on hind site but it makes sense. … Continue reading

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Dancing with Mozart

The performance was amazing. I recommand this and we are so pleased we went. This Saturday evening we are seeing Dancing with Mozart the RNZB performance of Divertimento No15 (original choreography by George Balanchine), Sechs Tanze and Petite Mort, (original … Continue reading

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‘It’s time to recognise the contribution arts can make to health and wellbeing’ | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian

And second: I feel frustrated when I hear of teachers telling their students not to study arts; there are no jobs we are told. Now I’m inclined to challenge that idea, but really like science, art is a fundamental expression … Continue reading

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What I have discovered this week: Science Writers and Magic lessons

Three times a year between terms I find myself dreaming a passion for science story telling. I love the stories, I’m a PhD in science and a teacher, but I seek to learn and do more. But, how? This week … Continue reading

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‘It’s not about your age, it’s about your ideas’: the teen power list

I think this article from the Guardian builds on my book review. Young people are amazing innovators. The best point here is that the areas of impact are across: science, art, media, culture, …. STEAM in all its glory. Wonderful; … Continue reading

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How space for creativity opens up young people’s minds

This article from “The Conversation”questions the attitude that the arts and humanities are a waste of time and useless.  Actually, arts and humanities are essential for well functioning individuals and societies.  This article emphasises how personal creativity builds confidence and … Continue reading

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sagan*sense – glorfindhel: Contact (1997) → dir. Robert…

For all poets.  From 1997 Contact.

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Science and Art Are Not Separate Disciplines

One myth that particularly annoys me is the two cultures one; that science and art are unrelated and (this is a set up) in competition.  This note links to an explanation from physicist Brian Green.  His point is that science … Continue reading

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Singing Contest

Yesterday we attended the local singing contests. The local music teachers bring students together competitively. It is a tough test, no music, an audience and a judge. High pressure performance. The children love it. Most respond well; yes the occasional … Continue reading

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the cinnamon peeler’s wife

This blog is a favorite of mine; this quote from the “Dead Poet’s Society” sings to me. Check out the “Cinnamon peeler’s wife’s” blog. The author has just self published her first poetry book. Simply wonderful. the cinnamon peeler's wife.

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