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Humanity has always endeavoured to speed up manual tasks. From the first use of animal bones as tools to the creation of the factory production line, we have always wanted to make things better, faster, and cheaper.But each iteration of automation...

Portland-based artist Mark Bell has been painting for over 14 years now. Over the almost one and half decade, his pieces have been showcased in various exhibitions, but, he said, he always dreamt of doing a solo exhibition.When Arts and Education...

Founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the early 15th century, Ahmedabad is the former capital city of the western Indian state of Gujarat.Unlike its neighbouring state of Rajasthan, which is dotted with history palaces, forts, and the desert - Gujarat is...

It was in Seville, Spain, that Tamara Walker experienced a breakthrough while researching the complex relationship between black slaves and pirates in colonial Latin America.Working inside the General Archives of the Indies, the University of...

Book: Jamaican Bauxite: ARetrospectiveAuthor: Anthony R.D. PorterCritic: Glenville Ashby, PhDJamaican Bauxite: A Retrospective explores the unique natural resource of a Caribbean nation. Anthony R.D Porter's exhaustively detailed work is presented...

Laura Facey is one of Jamaica's leading contemporary artists for good reason. Her work is rife with symbolism and metaphors that never fail to conjure emotions rooted in the past.Facey's well-proportioned sculpture, Redemption Song, at Emancipation...

Let us take you on a journey to Japan, and give you some insight into the culture there. Japan has a lot of traditional cultures and we would like to introduce to you one of them, “sado” or the tea ceremony, which is, in essence, is to...

Collaborating with others is increasingly becoming a necessity for life success. After all, "no man is an island, and no man stands alone".Strong collaboration skills are necessary to work constructively and effectively in teams so that integration...

The British Council, in partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI), will be implementing Catalyst, a three-day ideas lab workshop from the 13-15 June at the UWI St Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago.The workshop aims to harmonise...

The British Council recently delivered Unwritten Poems, a project that invited emerging poets to respond to the Caribbean's engagement in the First World War. Even 100 years later, the region's contribution to the war effort is not well known or...
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