Educating Rita – Lismore Theatre Company

Engagement in the Arts and longevity

Engagement in the Arts and longevity

A prospective 14-year study suggests that engagement in the arts could increase longevity. The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing analysed the responses of 6710 adults aged 50 years or older. The participants self-reported their personal engagement with the arts. The researchers focused on the frequency of ‘receptive arts activities’ such…

Natural History Illustration course

Natural History Illustration course

The University of Newcastle has a free 6-week course in Natural History Illustration. According to the web page introducing this course, “The field of Natural History Illustration is about observing and illustrating subjects from nature, science and culture, with their linkages to the environment being central.” Roger Jones from the…