British Council – well who knew?


This little fella in our Aussie outback camp didn’t seem to miss his/her back leg, anyway tenuous link to the www. I was just wandering through the web, although there should be a word that makes sense with net or web, wandering / browsing etc don’t fit. Maybe ‘scuttling the web’ that’s what spiders do isn’t it? Anyhow, back to the matter in hand. I found a great site which may be of interest to those into the arts and words, which I assume you are or you wouldn’t be here.

You may or may not know about the: British Council

“…The British Council was founded to create ‘a friendly knowledge and understanding’ between the people of the UK and wider world. We do this by making a positive contribution to the countries we work with, using the cultural resources of the UK such as art, sport, education, science, culture, language, innovation, creativity and the sharing of the UK’s values and ways of living…”

A relative worked for them in Sheffield years ago, I think it is one of those amazing organisations that those overseas are probably more familiar with than those in the UK. I for one never knew just how much work they do in the arts and with writers. You can sign up here for their newsletter which I did immediately after adding their pages to my bookmarks / favourites to dig into when I have more time. They even have a ‘writers directory’ ‘This unique, searchable database contains profiles of some of the UK and Commonwealth’s most important living writers, as well as writers from these regions whom we have worked with. Included in the profiles are biographies, bibliographies, critical reviews, and information about awards’

Have you had any dealings with the BC, please let me know?


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