Making a difference in your community is not as difficult as it seems

June 24, 2017

… one. Image: pexels/ pixabay 4. Teach an arts course A lot of local recreation centers have artistic teaching opportunities. Whether you want to teach children how to paint, offer acting classes to high school students, or introduce ceramics to adults, you can find an avenue to share your talents. Being creative in any capacity can be extremely beneficial, especially for mental health and wellness. Teaching these skills to others can help them with their own expression and make your …

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‘Mr Gay Syria’: film documents lives of LGBTI Syrian refugees

June 23, 2017

(CNN)When “Mr Gay Syria” premiered at the Sheffield Film Festival in England this June, it took viewers by surprise. Turkish director and journalist Ayse Toprak chronicles the lives of Hussein Sabat and Mahmoud Hassino, as an usual quest brings them together. How do you think LGBTI issues relate to the Syrian crisis? A lot of people feel that we shouldn’t be talking about LGBTI in the Arab world, or in relation to the Syrian crisis, because it’s too …

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Leading universities rated ‘bronze’ under new ranking system – BBC News

June 22, 2017

… Bronze Anglia Ruskin University Silver Anglo-European College of Chiropractic Silver Architectural Association (Incorporated) Provisional The arts University Bournemouth Gold University of the arts, London Silver Askham Bryan College Bronze Assemblies of God Incorporated Provisional Aston University Gold Aylesbury College Bronze Bangor University Gold The University of Bath Gold Bath Spa University Silver University of Bedfordshire Silver BIMM Limited Provisional …

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Experts map ancient hill forts of UK and Ireland – BBC News

June 22, 2017

… Kinross. The researchers have found 4,147 sites across the UK and Ireland Despite the name, not all hill forts are on hills, and not all are forts, the experts said. Excavations show many were used predominantly as regional gathering spots for festivals and trade, and some are on low-lying land. The research team from the University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford and University College Cork were funded by the arts and Humanities Research Council to gather information from citizen …

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Filipino political and religious figures submerged in underwater procession

June 19, 2017

(CNN)On long, life-size panels at this year’s Art Basel fair, underwater figures make their way across the screens. Dutch-Filipino artist Martha Atienza’s video installation, “Our Islands, 1116`58.4″ 12345`07.0″E,” is a striking artistic spectacle. Its characters’ balletic movements help the viewer feel their struggle for air and the weight of the water above them. But a closer inspection hints at the bigger issues at play. …

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