Come expect a miracle: not a bad thought for the day.

Ambling through the back streets of a market in Port of Spain, Trinidad, you come across a church - modestly rebranding itself as the Jesus Miracle Centre – with the claim that should you wish to visit it, you can ‘come expect a miracle’ no less. Expecting a miracle is perhaps something we’ve gotten out … Continue reading Come expect a miracle: not a bad thought for the day.

A Waiting Story: the border guard, coach driver and me

I'm in a brief queue which has decanted from the decrepit coach we're travelling in from Niš to Sofia. The coach has seen better days and an eerie green luminiscent light which won't be switched off has accompanied us for the past 2 hours all the way up to the border. The penultimate guy in … Continue reading A Waiting Story: the border guard, coach driver and me

AspireAustralia – welcome to our arts, education and regeneration programmes

Greetings to the AspireAustralia blog, a one shop blog spot with information, offers, proposals, hunches and ideas about our forthcoming arts and creative education programmes across Australia. We've been working in Tasmania since 2012, and are building relationships with schools, artists and educators across the country. Our work in Tasmania started here: And carries on … Continue reading AspireAustralia – welcome to our arts, education and regeneration programmes

AspireBalkans – MISIM ZNAŠ, TAJ RAD; BRATE!

Greetings to the AspireBalkans blog, a one shop blog spot with information, offers, proposals, hunches and ideas about our forthcoming arts and creative education programmes across the Balkans. We've been working in Serbia since 2010, are building relationships in Macedonia, and looking forward to making new friends and colleagues in Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, … Continue reading AspireBalkans – MISIM ZNAŠ, TAJ RAD; BRATE!

Aspire Trust е организација за уметност од Велика Британија, посветена на трансформирање на животните приказни на луѓето на креативен начин.

Aspire Trust е организација за уметност од Велика Британија, посветена на трансформирање на животните приказни на луѓето на креативен начин. Ни причинува задоволство да објавиме дека после неодамнешните значителни инвестиции од Советот за уметност на Англија, во моментов планираме да го создадеме „Скапоцени“: врвен културен и образовен настан во англиканската катедрала во Ливерпул, во октомври … Continue reading Aspire Trust е организација за уметност од Велика Британија, посветена на трансформирање на животните приказни на луѓето на креативен начин.

A Waiting Story: Little Red Riding Hood in the Macedonian Forest

In the time before Red Riding Hood got betrayed by a Wolf in Grandma’s clothing, the young girl would quiz her elderly relative about her habits and whereabouts. Some would say that this was the cause of her early demise but others dispute this telling of the fable. Why do you cook toffee apples granny? … Continue reading A Waiting Story: Little Red Riding Hood in the Macedonian Forest

Looking out of the window is more than just looking out of the window

In the railway carriage, you see everything pass you by through the windows -trees skylines funny little matchstick wind farm figures - perhaps even the faces of your wife kids and family traversing the windscreen in slow motion but passing you by nevertheless. The windows are like oversize 35mm film frames which shape the action, … Continue reading Looking out of the window is more than just looking out of the window

Does your school need an international cultural attache? Here’s how…

Could your school benefit from international links with teachers, pupils and families? Are you interested in exploring some unique professional development opportunities with teachers and other educators on the other side of the world? Over the last two years, the Aspire Trust has organised international conferences for Principals and Head teachers from India, Nigeria and … Continue reading Does your school need an international cultural attache? Here’s how…

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.