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It is with deep regret that we won’t be running any more courses, please read the Press Release below about the reasons why.  These may be to bring about political change, to comment on an aspect of society, to convey a specific emotion or mood, to address personal psychology, to illustrate another discipline, to (with commercial arts) sell a product, or simply as a form of communication.arts & culture

In my case that’s my own business, Thinking Practice The name combines the two elements I believe the arts and culture sector need to integrate even better – more consciously perhaps – than now, and because I hope other people will become involved over time.arts & culture

First things first – a big congratulations to Alder Hey’s Children’s Hospital Arts for Health service, which has been successful in securing £50,000 from the People’s Project Big Lottery Fund to deliver a comprehensive programme of music with children and families on the wards.

I drew this version of a painting by Noble Hardesty quite a while ago when I saw Head at the Visual Arts Collective and have just taken my sweet time coloring it. But I was at VAC for New Year’s Eve and it was still up, so you may be able to catch it and Noble’s other pictures.

As a dojo, the Friendship Gardens would provide a sanctuary to those who would like to escape the rat race and begin a life of peace and lifelong study of martial arts But don’t worry Phoenix, I never buy lottery tickets – so the Friendship Gardens are safe and unfortunately, will remain in your domain.arts & culture