Calling UK young people: want to participate in a Youth In Action funded Street Art project in Luxembourg?

Inter-actions are organising a Youth Democracy project called “Street art” which will give an opportunity to more than 80 young people from 4 countries to have a participative reflection about the place they have in the society through urban cultural active participation. They are urgently looking for 4 UK young people to participate in the … Continue reading Calling UK young people: want to participate in a Youth In Action funded Street Art project in Luxembourg?

Welcoming young volunteers from Europe interested in Arts, Culture and Battleships

Aspire has received accreditation from the European Union to host young volunteers from Europe to come and work with us over the next two years on a range of community arts projects and productions. The volunteers will take part in the development of a live site-specific performance inspired by and based upon the silent film … Continue reading Welcoming young volunteers from Europe interested in Arts, Culture and Battleships

Poetry on the Hoof: There’s No Such Thing as an Englishman.

There’s no such thing as an Englishman, He really doesn’t exist. There was never a castle, a moat, a drawbridge, His house failed to subsist. There’s no such thing as an Englishman, With blood deep blue, and skin ghost white. There’s no such thing as fists of red, Shaking in varicosed fright. Because an Englishman … Continue reading Poetry on the Hoof: There’s No Such Thing as an Englishman.

Removing the Rat Runs: call for European Partners

New adult learning programme for 2012: Removing the Rat Runs We frequently use arts and creative practice in the development of innovative community engagement strategies and work directly with local communities to generate new local policies in the field of health, environment, education and culture. In 2012 we will be focusing on the health and … Continue reading Removing the Rat Runs: call for European Partners

Eurovision Song Contests: hey, musicians, your EU needs You!

Controversy about Englebert Humperdinck representing the U'nul-point'K and a gang of Russian grandmothers representing Roman Abramovich at the 2012 Eurovision summit in Baku has led to the resurrection of a song which narrowly failed to qualify for selection as the EU official's entry to the competition back in 1995 when the Euro was unleashed on … Continue reading Eurovision Song Contests: hey, musicians, your EU needs You!

Poetry on the Hoof: Serbian kids past present and future, tense.

Serbian kids Listen to turbofolk, And Californian surfing pop, riding your pentatonic scales and beatbox bullets With ease. You gas gobble up the guezler with the guzzler, The soviet command with the Yankee demand, The eastern promise and western demise, With aplomb and the lead free sonic shrapnel ricochet of NATO bombing. Economising where you … Continue reading Poetry on the Hoof: Serbian kids past present and future, tense.

What does it mean to be European?

We're here in a restaurant: one German, one Brit, one Rumanian, two Turks, two Hungarians and a Dutchman. Our gestures give us away; the sweep of the hand from the plate to the waitress, the cough, the handshake, the momentary awkwardness which signifies major, troubling difference. But there's a generational context to this idea of … Continue reading What does it mean to be European?

Have a Nice Day – Belgrade Style

Someone says 'I love you'  to someone else on a mobile and up and down the train carriage little messages of encouragement and protection flutter by which are offered as a way of saying 'take care of yourself through the forthcoming day as you never know what's around the corner'. The hidden but frequently visible … Continue reading Have a Nice Day – Belgrade Style