All entries for Wednesday 08 November 2006

November 08, 2006

Research says massage may help infants sleep more, cry less and be less stressed

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE1000000231138/

New research by a team at the University of Warwick says that massage may help infants aged under six months sleep better, cry less and be less stressed.


Is policy damaging the Arts in the UK?

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=artspolicy.mp3

Munira Mirza argues that current arts policy in the UK may be damaging to the long term health of the arts.

Munira Mirza is a writer and researcher on issues related to cultural policy and identity

Summary:

Is policy damaging the arts
Politics, social policy and the arts
Emphasis on footfall and numbers
Does the idea of a cultural industry make things more complicated
What is value for money in the arts
Do arts instituions lack confidence
Does policy stifle creativity
Identity and art – can art bring us together or drive us apart
Nature of engagement
Who decides our cultural icons
Internationalisation of art and the impact on national policy
Can the media support a debate on the arts
Is this a dangerous time for the arts in the UK


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